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How Is Spousal Support Determined in New York?

January 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Spousal Support   |   0 Comments

Under New York law, the determination of spousal support depends on whether the parties are married, or in the process of obtaining a divorce. For example, spousal support is money that is paid to a spouse during the marriage and can last indefinitely throughout the duration of the marriage. Maintenance support (often referred to as alimony) is paid to a former spouse either while a divorce action is pending (“temporary maintenance”)...

Collaborative Family Law vs. Mediation

January 17, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Family Law,Divorce,Mediation   |   0 Comments

Today, couples can consider a variety of options on how to obtain a go about filing for divorce. In the past, couples seeking to avoid litigation, have routinely used the mediation process to come to an agreement about how marital assets and debts would be distributed upon divorce. Now, couples can also use the collaborative law approach to help negotiate a marital settlement agreement outside the traditional divorce process. Read...

How to Tell Your Children You Are Getting Divorced

January 10, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Separation   |   0 Comments

For many parents, there is no “perfect” way to tell your children that you and your spouse are getting a divorce. So how should you inform your children about this life changing event? Read on to learn more about the different approaches you can take in communicating with your children about the dissolution of your marriage. Tell Your Children the Truth You should tell your children the truth about your marital dissolution....

Is a Divorce Right for You?

January 02, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Separation   |   0 Comments

So many people feel helpless when marital disputes arise and often abruptly choose to immediately file for divorce. If you are having problems with your marriage, but you are not certain as to whether you wish to get divorced or try to save your marriage, I strongly recommend you attend individual counseling.  A good counselor can help you decide whether to begin marriage counseling before filing for divorce. Numerous couples...

Who Gets the Kids for the Holidays?

December 24, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Divorce,Divorce,Mediation,Separation   |   0 Comments

The need to properly plan parenting time for major holidays in advance. Planning a shared child custody holiday schedule can be a troubling task for any parent. A well designed schedule is key to ensure your children enjoy their holidays. Read on to learn how to plan a successful holiday schedule for your children. 1. Review Your Child Custody Order Prior to Planning Your Holiday Schedule Before you plan your holiday schedule,...