Strategies to preserve wealth in high net value divorce cases

Many divorce cases in New York are complicated. For couples who have been married many years and have accumulated significant wealth, dividing assets becomes even more complicated, even if the divorce is friendly. If you and your spouse are considering splitting up, you should concentrate on five key areas to help keep as much of …

A parent coordinator during a high-conflict custody matter

Whether it is a parent’s first time through the process or not, divorcing is never easy. Having children involved can make the process even more challenging, especially in a high conflict divorce. Thus, parent sin New York and elsewhere should understand how best to move forward with a family law matter, such as a custody …

What are the seven grounds for divorce in New York?

Divorce is losing its negative stigma and is seen by many in New York as a reasonable way to end an unhappy marriage and step forward on a positive note. However, when filing for divorce, a person must state one of seven grounds that the divorce is based on. Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage The …

Relocation can be a thorny child custody issue

Family law judges in New York and around the country tend to favor joint custody arrangements as research shows that children are happier when they spend time with both of their parents following a divorce. Once these arrangements are in place, any changes must be approved by the court. Some custody agreements have provisions that …

What does elderly divorce look like?

Elderly divorce, also known as gray divorce has several key differences from divorce seen with younger couples. Typically, children do not factor into a gray divorce. Children of an elder couple have usually become adults by now – forgoing the need for child support or child custody. Martial homes are considered in the gray divorce …

High asset divorces in New York City

The divorce process is a stressful one at best and a contentious one at worst. One of the issues that can take the situation from stressful to contentious is asset division. While houses, checking accounts, and vehicles are often the sources of fighting during a divorce, divorcees in New York should be sure to watch …

Seeking a contempt ruling for failing to abide by a custody order

In an ideal world, court orders would be followed. That means that your child’s other parent would abide by the terms of your custody arrangement as ordered by the court. If you’re reading this post, though, then you know that we don’t live in an ideal world. Court orders are disobeyed all the time. In …

The best interests of the child in a New York custody case

Child custody and visitation matters can be some of the most difficult for New York parents to address when going through a separation or divorce. It can be unfathomable for a parent to imagine going from a life where they saw their child every single day to one where they may only have physical custody …

The cost of divorce late in life

While divorce at any age can pose financial problems once the ex-spouses are on their own, older people face unique challenges when they decide to divorce in their twilight years. The divorce rate in America has actually gone down in recent years, decreasing among couples between 25 and 39 by 21%. But the so-called “gray …