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Consider a marriage counselor, before considering divorce

In my divorce practice, I customarily ask a client whether marriage or other counseling has been sought before consulting with me. It is, of course, preferable that every effort be made to save a marriage before beginning the divorce process.Marriage counseling...

The statement of net worth

One of the most important papers you will sign in a divorce or separation is the Statement of Net Worth. The Statement of Net Worth is signed under oath and includes a detailed designation of a spouse’s assets, income, liabilities and support requirements.  The...

A road map for "Equitable Distribution"

A road map of New York’s divorce law is found in the statute commonly known as the Equitable Distribution Law (“Google” – NY Domestic Relations Law Section 236 B.) Under the Equitable Distribution Law (“E.D.L.”), the relationship between a husband and wife is...

Hidden Income and Assets

It is common in a divorce case for a spouse to claim that there is undisclosed “cash”.  It is uncommon, however, to actually document the existence of cash income during the financial discovery process. Thus, I was gratified to learn during the course of a deposition...

Is a collaborative divorce best for you?

In a collaborative divorce, the objective is for clients and their lawyers to negotiate a fair and equitable settlement, without the participation of the court.  The emphasis is upon complete and voluntary disclosure of financial and other information and resolution...

Surviving Divorce

What happens after divorce can be as stressful as the actual divorce. Sudden isolation, possible financial problems, coping with new relationships and efforts to “protect” children from the consequences of divorce may make you feel as if you will never regain control...