Does Cheating Affect Alimony in New York City?

As of this writing, about 50 percent of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce. The rate of divorce for second and subsequent marriages is even higher. As New York City divorce attorneys, we can safely say that a large percentage of...


Grounds for Divorce in New York

When filing for divorce in New York, the Plaintiff must state a reason for the divorce. This is known as the “grounds for divorce”. There are two categories for divorce grounds: no-fault, and fault. NO-FAULT DIVORCE IN NEW YORK In 2010, NY became...


5 Tips for Winning a Contested Divorce

Contested divorce actions are the polar opposite of their uncontested counterparts. In contested cases, litigants are unable to reach common ground regarding their divorce. This means they don’t agree on the grounds for divorce, can’t reach an...


Is Spousal Support Guaranteed in a New York Divorce?

In a New York divorce, there is spousal support or "temporary maintenance" and then there is maintenance. Spousal support is money that a higher-earning spouse pays to the lower-earning spouse while they are still married and their divorce action is...


Uncontested Divorce: What You Need to Know

January, often referred to as “Divorce Month” by matrimonial law attorneys, sees an uptick in new case filings right after the New Year. With the increased number of new cases, many New Yorkers are left wondering “What is an uncontested...


5 Things You Should Do Before Filing For Divorce

Deciding to file for divorce is a big deal. The thought has probably been floating around in your head for a while, and you have most likely spent a great deal of time really weighing your options. Before filing for divorce, follow these 5 tips from...


How to Have A Better Holiday During Divorce

The first holiday season after a divorce can be difficult, but the joyous time of year doesn’t have to be a drag if you remember to keep these 6 simple rules in mind. 1. PUT YOUR KIDS FIRST Think about how hard the holiday season is for you right...


Top 7 Divorce Fails

When you are served with divorce papers, there are a few decisions that you are going to have to work out quickly…How will you respond to the accusations in the lawsuit? How will you cope with the possible shame of being divorced? What is the...


Is Your Divorce Lawyer Ruining Your Case?

New York City lawyers are a dime a dozen. They’re not created equal, and some are better than others. How can you tell if your divorce lawyer sucks? Here are the top 10 signs your attorney probably isn’t the best person to handle your divorce or...


The Most Absurd Reasons For Divorce

People file for divorce for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes couples fall out of love, drift apart, or decide that they just cannot get over a particular indiscretion. And other times… well, just take a look for yourself. Relationship Status:...