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Social Media: Friend or Foe during Divorce?

Is Social Media Bad for your Divorce?

Social media; you either love it or you hate it. But regardless of your personal opinions on the matter, social media will have a major effect on your divorce case.  How you handle your individual accounts will help to determine if  social media will be your friend, or foe, during divorce.

Social Profiles Spell Disaster for Marriages

Believe it or not, researchers have found that social media use can lead to divorce. In a study conducted by universities in Boston and Chile, researchers found that there is a direct correlation between social networking use and marriage quality.

Scientific Study Proves Social Media Can Lead to Divorce
Scientific Study Proves Social Media Can Lead to Divorce

The amount of time spent on social media isn’t the only reason why the platforms may spell disaster for your relationship. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat can be a catalyst for infidelity and jealousy. The temptation to have an affair can be strong if your marriage is already strained, and these platforms make it easier to stray.

Social Media and Hidden Assets

Social media is changing the legal landscape. In addition to being cited as a reason why couples file for divorce, it can also be used as evidence during your case. This rings especially true if one spouse suspects that their ex is hiding marital assets.

Hidden assets often surface during the discovery phase of divorce. Most users won’t list their income in their profiles, but they will post photos of vacations or expensive purchases. These photos will be used as evidence of additional assets, which usually results in a higher net worth. And, of course, a higher net worth impacts every aspect of divorce, especially child support and equitable distribution.

Successfully proving that assets are being hidden or squandered away is not easy, and requires the expertise of a seasoned divorce attorney. Luckily, we have experience successfully uncovering hidden assets by auditing an opposing party’s personal and business networking accounts.

Tips for Using Social Media

It’s hard to avoid social media all together, even during heated divorce actions. How can you play it smart, while still keeping an active social media presence?

  1. Double check your privacy settings- make sure your profiles are friends only.
  2. Change your passwords, so your ex won’t be able to log into your accounts.
  3. Avoid posting pictures or updates that your ex can use to make a judge think you are a bad parent.
  4. Never cyber stalk your ex, their new partner, or family members.
  5. Remember: the internet is permanent. Use common sense. If you have to second guess whether or not you should post, don’t do it.

We know that social media plays a prominent role in your day-to-day life, but that doesn’t mean it needs to negatively impact on your divorce. Be smart about your online presence during the course of your action, and hire an attorney to handle the rest of the case for you.

Social media is a very powerful tool, which can be helpful if harnessed correctly. For more information on divorce in New York, contact Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. today!

The Divorce Process in New York City: A Guide to Navigating Your Case

Divorce Process Guide NYC

The divorce process can be confusing, especially if you’ve never had to deal with divorce before. When can you file, and where should you do it? What documents do you need, and how long until you are divorced?

New York City divorce cases are complex matters, and unfortunately, no two actions will be the same. With that being said, the general divorce process can be broken down into four main steps:

  • Pre-divorce and initial filing
  • Case work and negotiation
  • Divorce trial
  • Judgment of Divorce

What happens during each of these steps, and how can you best prepare to handle your divorce case?

Pre-Divorce & Initial Filing

The first step to beginning the divorce process is to meet with an attorney. A New York City divorce lawyer can help you determine if your case is contested or uncontested, and walk you through the general process. Hiring an attorney isn’t required, but it is recommended to help guarantee a winning case.

Your divorce case doesn’t officially begin until you file a Summons for Divorce. Your Summons can either have a Notice or Complaint attached to it, and your attorney can help you decide which one is right for you.

The next step is to get your spouse served with the Summons. Your spouse needs to be personally served, meaning the document needs to be handed to them. You can’t serve your spouse, but a friend, family member, or process server can. Your attorney will likely have a reliable process server they use, and will handle this for you.

Case Work & Negotiation

The next step in the divorce process involves case work and settlement negotiation. This is, by far, the longest part of divorce, and often includes:

  • Filing additional documents, such as reply papers, discovery demands, etc.
  • Various court appearances, such as a Preliminary and Compliance Conferences
  • Discovery, which includes document production and depositions
  • Drafting and filing of motions, especially for spousal support
  • Settlement negotiation between attorneys

Of course, this is just a general guideline for what may happen during a New York City divorce, and your case will likely be a little different.

Divorce Trials

When a settlement is not met, the next step in the divorce process involves litigation. Divorce trials are tricky, and require the experience of a skilled litigator, who can adequately fight for your rights in court.

Trials are a pain, but luckily, all of the work done on your case so far will be used in your trial. Before your trial begins, your lawyer will file pre-trial documents, and help to prepare you for giving testimony. (Check out our blog for more tips on preparing for a divorce trial.) Keep in mind that settlement negotiations still happen during trials, and it is common for cases to settle before a trial concludes.

Judgments of Divorce

Your divorce trial will end in one of two ways: either a judge issues a ruling, or parties settle. Either way, you’ll enter into the final stage of the divorce process, which is where you are granted a Judgment of Divorce. Congratulations!

Unfortunately, New York City courts are extremely backlogged, and it is not uncommon to receive a signed Judgment months after your case over. The timeline for divorce varies, but hang in there. You’ve made it this far, what’s a little bit longer?

Get Help during the Divorce Process

The exact divorce process will vary depending the specifics of your case. The only surefire way to get a clear picture of how your action will go is to consult with an attorney.

To learn more about the divorce process in New York, contact Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

Legal Separation in New York: an Alternative to Filing for Divorce

Can I get remarried if I'm legally separated?

New Yorkers looking to part ways with their spouse have three options: divorce, annulment, or legal separation. When you’re dating and you want to take a break from your relationship, it’s easy. But when you’re married? Not so much. Can a legal separation help you avoid the hardships of divorce?

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

Many people don’t realize that divorce and legal separation are two different things, each with their own benefits. A divorce terminates a marriage, and often involves a lengthy court action.

Legal separation, on the other hand, doesn’t terminate a marriage. It simply allows couples to enter into a contract of sorts. This written agreement addresses aspects of the couple’s married life, such as finances, children, property, etc. Couples are still legally married even when they have a legal separation.

Benefits of Separation

A legal separation is a great alternative to divorce when a couple doesn’t want to be together, but doesn’t want to file for divorce, either. There are many benefits to proceeding with a legal separation over divorce. Because parties are still legally married, each person retains the rights to:

  • File joint tax returns;
  • Continue getting health insurance through their spouse, which would otherwise end with divorce;
  • Receive a portion of their spouse’s social security benefits (you must be married for a minimum of 10 years to qualify)

A legal separation allows couples to have a “trial run” for divorce. Their separation agreement can outline child custody and support arrangements, as well as how assets may be divided. Oftentimes, couples will use their separation agreement as a reference in their divorce.

The Downside to Separation

Legal separation isn’t right for every couple, and it does have its downsides:

  • It is hard for couples to create a separation agreement if they do not get along
  • The agreement is meaningless unless signed by both spouses
  • Couple who wish to use their agreement as a basis for divorce must wait one year
  • You must get a divorce if you want to marry someone else

Take time to consider the pros and cons of  separation, and decide if it is the best course of action for your family.

Legal Separation Attorneys

The family law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. specializes legal separations. The team of experienced attorneys have helped hundreds of New Yorkers negotiate fair separation agreements.

For information on divorce and legal separation in New York, contact Brian and his team at 718-875-7584 today!

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Selling Your Home During a New York Divorce

Selling Your Home During Divorce

So, you’re going to file for a divorce. There are many decisions that must be made, and assuming you own a home, deciding what to do with it is one of the biggest. You have a few different options when it comes to addressing this issue. Is selling your home during divorce the best choice for you?

Alternative Options to Selling your Home

Selling the marital home during divorce isn’t right for everyone, and it might not be the best for you. There are no rules saying joint property must be sold during divorce, but a judge can order it after a divorce is finalized. With that being said, there are a few alternative options to selling your home during divorce:

  • Living with your ex during divorce
  • Moving out of the house
  • Buying your ex out of their share in the home
  • Keeping the home and practicing Bird’s Nest Parenting
  • Neither party remains living in the home, instead, using it as an investment property

It is worth looking into these options if you aren’t sure you want to sell your home.

Is Selling Right for You?

If you’re debating whether or not you should sell your home, asking yourself these 5 questions can help make the decision easier:

  • Can I afford to buy out my ex, and will I be able to pay monthly costs on my own?
  • What are the other housing options in my neighborhood?
  • Am I able to refinance my home?
  • Will my ex be willing to part with the home in exchange for other marital assets?
  • Will I want to stay in this home if I eventually get remarried?

There are a lot of pros and cons when it comes to selling your home during divorce, but the action you take will come down to one thing: finances. Remember: you don’t want to be house rich, but cash poor.

Pros and Cons of Selling your Home

Whether or not you should sell your home during divorce is dependent on the specifics of your case. The decision can be an emotional one, but there are benefits to selling.

For instance, letting go of the property and the bad memories associated with it is cathartic. Doing so can really help you cope with your divorce. There are financial benefits, as well. Selling the joint asset can provide with you with a financial cushion for life after divorce. You may even receive a tax break if you sell your home before your divorce is finalized.

Alternatively, there are downsides to keeping your home during divorce. Divorce has many financial pitfalls, many of which can ruin your credit and drain your bank account. Having to bear the burden of the monthly costs of your home contributes to financial uncertainty.

Hiring an Attorney

You should always consider hiring an attorney to handle your divorce, especially if your case involves property. Marital assets complicate divorce proceedings, and can often lead to longer case timelines.

The family law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. specializes in complex divorce actions. We make it our mission to assist our clients with every major decision during their divorce cases, including those concerning their homes. For more information, or to schedule your free and confidential consultation, contact us today!

Selling a Home during Divorce

Valentine’s Day during Divorce

Valentine's Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The most romantic day of the year. A time for couples to shower each other with love and affection. But what about those people who aren’t so lucky in love?

Valentine’s Day is notoriously hard for those going through a divorce. What are the dos and don’ts of surviving Valentine’s Day during divorce?

Don’t Contact Your Ex

The one thing you want to make sure you don’t do during your first Valentine’s Day during divorce?

Contact your ex-spouse.

No good will come from this. It’s okay to feel sad on V-Day, because you’re mourning the loss of your marriage. Using your sadness as an excuse to reach out to your ex will likely backfire and create unnecessary drama (especially if you have an Order of Protection).

Do See Other Loved Ones

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples to shower each other with grand romantic gestures. Alternative celebrations, such as Galentine’s Day, are growing in popularity. Planning a group activity with friends, such as a spa day or dinner and a movie, can be incredibly therapeutic. Even spending time with family members and your children can make your first Valentine’s Day during divorce easier.

Don’t Go on Social Media

While there is no doubt that social media plays a pivotal role in our society (it can even be used as evidence in divorce cases), you should avoid it on Valentine’s Day. There are two main reasons why you shouldn’t log in on February 14th:

  1. Your newsfeed will be overrun with photos of flowers, chocolates, and proposals
  2. You will be tempted to do a deep dive into your ex’s profiles

It’s tough to see reminders of the happiness you once had when you’re going through a divorce. It is best to avoid social media on Valentine’s Day during divorce.

Do Something that Makes You Happy

The best way to beat the divorce blues is to do something that makes you happy. Treat yourself to a guilty indulgence. Take the day off of work. Stay home and binge watch Netflix in your pajamas, or get dressed up and hit the town. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you find joy in doing it.

Don’t Rush into a Relationship

Rushing into a new relationship after you file for divorce is risky, especially around Valentine’s Day. Society puts a lot of pressure on people to have a significant other to celebrate with, and scrambling to fulfil that need isn’t necessarily a good idea. Don’t put yourself out there until you are ready, whenever that may be!

Do Seek Help

We cannot repeat this enough: mourning the end of your marriage is normal. Divorce is a major life change, and it can take a while to cope and adjust. Sadness won’t end once Valentine’s Day passes.

The coping period varies from person to person, but if your divorce is negatively effecting your everyday life, you need to seek professional help. A therapist can help you work through your feelings, prescribe medication, and help you come to terms with your divorce. (Children benefit from therapy during divorce, too.)

 

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Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is a New York City based divorce and family law firm. Their team of dedicated attorneys specialize in complex divorce cases, and represent clients in all five boroughs. For more information, or to schedule your free consultation, call 718-875-7584 today!

Rules for Divorce in New York

Rules for divorce

Last week, we provided insider tips for what you should know before you file for divorce. While that information is great, your divorce cases involves much more. In fact, there are rules for divorce that you must follow to help guarantee a successful case.

What are the top 4 rules for divorce, and how can they help you?

Always Hire an Attorney

The #1 rule for divorce is that you should always hire an attorney. Divorce and family court cases are very complex matters, and require the attention of an experienced attorney. Even if your case is uncontested, you will still benefit from hiring a lawyer.

Divorce lawyers specialize in matrimonial and family law, and are familiar with the intricacies of the system. Your attorney should be an expert in this very niche kind of law, so be wary of general practitioners. A family law attorney can help you build a winning divorce strategy, and keep your family and assets intact.

Obey All Court Orders

One of the most important rules for divorce involves court orders. You will have many court orders throughout your case, including ones for child custody, visitation, and spousal support. You may even have an Order of Protection.

You must follow a court order, regardless of whether or not you agree with it. Failing to abide by the terms listed in an order can land you in serious trouble. In extreme cases, you will be found to be in contempt of court, and serve jail time. Remember: it is easier to ask the court to modify an order, than it is to explain to a judge why you intentionally disobeyed one.

Put Your Kids First

Imagine how hard it is for you to cope with your divorce. Now, multiply that by ten. That’s how difficult it is for your kids. It is imperative that both parents work together to make the situation easier and less stressful for your children. How can you do this?

  • Learn how to co-parent during divorce
  • Encourage your kids to ask questions
  • Avoid talking badly about your ex
  • Create consistency between households
  • Consider the benefits of child therapy during divorce

Take Time to Focus on Yourself

The divorce process is stressful, overwhelming, and can feel never-ending. This is why one of the rules for divorce is to focus on yourself. Taking time to relax and recharge can make a huge difference. De-stressing during the most difficult times of your case can help you clear your head, and focus on the matter at hand. Many people find that writing in a divorce journal is therapeutic, while others prefer to hit the gym, see friends, or practice a hobby. Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it. This is your time!

 

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Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is a New York City based divorce and family law firm. Their team of dedicated attorneys specialize in complex divorce cases, and represent clients in all five boroughs. For more information, or to schedule your free consultation, call 718-875-7584 today!

7 Things to Know Before You File for Divorce

7 Things to Know Before You File for Divorce

Filing for a divorce is a major undertaking. Your case will likely have many twists and turns, and you will face roadblocks before you’re officially divorced. How can you prepare for these challenges, and what are the top things you should know before you file for divorce?

1. Know What Kind of Case You Have

This may sound obvious, but you need to know what kind of divorce you have before you file. Is your divorce contested, or uncontested? Will child custody be an issue? What about marital assets?

The type of divorce you have will determine how your case plays out. Uncontested cases are resolved easily and quickly, whereas contested matters are longer and more complex.

2. Hire an Attorney before You File

Divorce is one of the biggest battles you will ever face, and you need to be prepared. Hiring an experienced divorce and family law attorney is the best way to do this. Attorneys are a dime a dozen, and some are more qualified than others. Make sure you consult with 3 to 4 lawyers before making your final selection.

3. Know the Truth about Divorce

The unfortunate truth about divorce is that it is unpredictable. Working with an attorney to create a winning divorce strategy is great, but it isn’t full proof. Things will happen during your divorce that can throw a wrench in your plans. Keep an open mind, and trust that your lawyer is working to get your case back on track.

4. No Two Cases are Alike

Each and every divorce case is different. These are very personal matters, and the details of your case will depend on many different factors. The length of your marriage, the amount of assets, and whether or not you have children, all have an impact.

We encourage all of our clients to turn to friends and family members for emotional support during their divorce. With that being said, be cautious when it comes to taking their advice. It is likely you know someone who has gone through a divorce, and they may be willing to pass on words of wisdom. Just remember that their case is different than yours, and what worked for them may not be best for you.

5. You Won’t Be Divorced in a Month

The timeline for a divorce in New York varies. An uncontested divorce can take anywhere between 4 to 6 months to be signed by a judge, after all papers are submitted. Contested cases have been known to last years.

New York State does process expedited divorce cases, however, you must meet special requirements in order to get one. Some of the most common reasons people apply for an expedited divorce include military service, pregnancy, and issues surrounding immigration. Meet with an attorney before you file to determine if you can get an expedited divorce.

6. Co-Parenting Takes a Lot of Work

One of the hardest parts of divorce is co-parenting. Learning how to co-parent with your ex takes a lot of work, and doesn’t always come naturally. Figuring out successful co-parenting strategy involves trial and error, but it is worth it.

There are a lot of methods and tools to help make the co-parenting transition easier. You can try alternative forms of co-parenting, like parallel parenting. Depending on the kind of relationship you have with your ex, you may even decide to live together after divorce.

7. You Will Lose Friends

Divorce is an upheaval. It has the possibility to shake the foundation of your life. It is not uncommon for parties to lose the support system of their friends and in-laws. Your friends will feel forced to take sides, or they may even walk away altogether.

As disheartening as this reality is, it does have a silver lining. Divorce allows you to see who your true friends are, and opens you up to having new experiences and meeting new people. It’s sad to lose so many people you care about as a result of your divorce, but you’ll get through it.

 

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Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is a New York City based divorce and family law firm. Their team of dedicated attorneys specialize in complex divorce cases, and represent clients in all five boroughs. For more information, or to schedule your free consultation, call 718-875-7584 today!

Financial Pitfalls during Divorce

How to avoid financial pitfalls during divorce

Last week, we let you in on a little secret: there are hidden financial benefits to divorce. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks, as well. What are the most common financial pitfalls you may face during your divorce, and how can you avoid them?

Paying Your Retainer Fee

The first financial pitfalls of divorce begin as soon as you hire an attorney. Most divorce lawyers require you to pay a retainer fee, which can costs thousands of dollars. The initial cost of a divorce should not dissuade you from filing.

There are a few different ways you can prepare for the financial burden of a retainer fee. If you know a divorce is imminent, but you are not ready to file, you can save money to pay your retainer. Some litigants borrow money from family members, while others choose to finance their divorce with Flexxbuy.

Discovery Costs

The discovery phase of divorce can drain your bank account, unless you get proactive early. Gathering financial documents now, will prevent your attorney from scrambling to send subpoenas to institutions and companies during the middle of your case.

Failing to comply with your ex’s discovery demands will lead to additional court appearances. These court appearances, along with extensive motion practice, are major financial pitfalls during divorce. Save yourself time, and money, and use our free Financial Checklist to start keeping track of your documents.

Tax Implications

While there is a chance your divorce may benefit your taxes, you need to be aware of any financial pitfalls when you file. Your filing status, exemptions, and deductions will change. You are not allowed to deduct child support payments on your taxes, but you can do so with alimony payments.

Understanding exactly how your divorce will affect your taxes will help you avoid the confusing financial pitfall. Discuss your options with your attorney prior to settling, and always have a certified professional file your taxes on your behalf.

Letting Your Emotions Win

Letting your emotions get the best of you is one of the most common financial pitfalls of divorce. You can do serious damage to your case when you let anger, resentment, and hurt cloud your judgment.

Divorce can be emotionally traumatic, but it is best to treat your case like a business process. Be pragmatic, listen to your attorney’s advice, and check your emotions at the door. Never fight with your ex out of revenge, and keep the big picture in mind throughout your case. The sooner you learn to stop being emotional, the sooner your divorce can be finalized.

Dealing with Financial Pitfalls

Regardless of the steps you take, you will most likely experience one of the many financial pitfalls to divorce. You can help minimize the impact of your divorce by hiring an experienced family law attorney.

At Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we understand that each divorce is unique. This is why we create personalized representation plans for every client. Your divorce is one of the hardest things you will ever go through, but the right attorney can make it a little easier.

For more information on divorce and family law in New York City, contact a member of our team at 718-875-7584. Or, visit us on vCita to schedule a free, no obligation consultation today!

Rules for Living with Your Ex during Divorce

Living with Your Ex During Divorce

Filing for divorce can be expensive, and many litigants don’t realize that they are responsible for more than just their legal fees. To help combat the financial blow, you can take steps to save money during divorce. An unusual, but increasingly common, way to keep costs low is living with your ex during divorce.

Living with your ex during divorce is unconventional, but it can save you thousands of dollars in rent, moving, and household expenses. Your children may have an easier time coping with the news of your divorce, as well.

Living with your ex during divorce is risky, so it is best to set ground rules to help ensure that this arrangement goes as smoothly as possible.  Breaking these rules can be devastating.

Rule 1: Develop a Plan for Divorce

You need to develop a plan before entering into this kind of arrangement. Sit down with your ex, and create a rough timeline for your divorce. When will you tell your children? Who should file for the divorce? When will one spouse move out? Setting small markers for your divorce will help keep your plan on track.

Rule 2: Establish a Routine and Be Civil

Contested divorce cases are full of conflict, and this can create a lot stress for your children. The best way to make living with your ex easier on them, is to establish a routine. For instance, you may handle morning responsibilities, while your ex takes care of the evening schedule. This system may even help you develop a co-parenting and custody arrangement later on.

When you cross paths with your ex, do your best to remain civil. Constantly arguing in front of your children is harmful, and can do long term damage.

Rule 3: Don’t Start Dating

You should avoid starting a new romantic relationship until one of you moves out. Dating someone new while living with your ex during divorce is a recipe for disaster. Avoid the awkwardness and drama by putting your love life on hold. Remember: you don’t always share a roof with your ex. This is not permanent.

Rule 4: Prepare for the Long Haul

You need to prepare for the long haul if you suspect you and your ex will live together for the duration of your divorce case. A good way to do this is to see a counselor with your ex. The counselor can help the two of you develop ways to address conflict and other coping techniques.

Creating individual safe spaces to help with grieving is another great way to prepare for living with your ex during divorce. You should also be open with your needs during this tough transitional time. Living with your ex is not easy, and the only way to handle this is to be open, honest, and prepared.

Get Help with Your Divorce

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences you will face. Living with your ex during this time can make the situation much harder. Hiring an experienced New York City divorce attorney can help.

The family law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. specializes in divorce and child custody matters. Our team of attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience, and have successfully represented thousands of New Yorkers just like you.

For more information on divorce and family law, or to schedule your free consultation, call us at 718-875-7584 today!

Should You File for Divorce during the Holiday Season?

Holiday Season Divorce

The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially if made during the holiday season. This time of year, while usually joyous, can become stressful when coupled with a divorce filing. Should you wait to file for divorce until after the holiday season?

Holiday Season Interruptions

The holiday season is chock full of celebrations and tradition. These will be interrupted if you file for divorce during the holidays. Family gatherings will become a breeding ground for nosy relatives, asking what happened and offering unsolicited advice.

There is a lot of tension involved in divorce, and it makes keeping up with holiday traditions difficult. Will filing for a divorce in November or December will put a damper on the holidays for your children? Every child copes with divorce differently, but if you do file, there are ways to make the holidays easier for your kids.

Holding Out Hope

Many couples refrain from filing for a divorce until January, hoping that the holidays will reignite the spark they once had. This isn’t always the best idea. The holiday season is stressful enough, without having a strained marriage thrown into the mix.

Your relationship may feel stronger after the New Year, but it is unlikely it was actually repaired. The warm, fuzzy feelings you have after the holidays may be masking the underlying issues that made you want to file for divorce in the first place.

Financial Perks to Waiting

There are financial benefits to waiting to file for divorce until after the holidays. In New York, any income or assets earned before the filing date are considered to be marital assets. This means that they are subject to equitable distribution during your divorce case. Year-end bonuses may count during your divorce.

Your taxes will be effected regardless of when you file for divorce, however, when you file will impact your filing status. There are countless tax implications that are associated with divorce, so it is crucial you discuss your situation with an experienced divorce attorney prior to filing. For instance, any child support or alimony payments you may receive will impact your taxes, as well as any refund you may receive.

Beat the Rush by Filing Now

Many New Yorkers wait until after the first of the year to file for divorce. This is why January is known as Divorce Month. You can beat the rush by filing for divorce during the holiday season, however, it is important to stress that you will not be divorced by the end of the year.

There is no right or wrong answer asking whether or not you should file divorce during the holiday season. It depends on what is best for your family. If you get along well with your spouse, you may want to wait until January to move forward. Alternatively, if you are in an unhealthy or abusive marriage, you need to file for divorce as soon as possible.

For more information on New York divorce cases, contact the family firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. With over forty years of combined experience, our team of attorneys have extensive experience handling complex divorce matters, and are eager to help you. Call 718-875-7584 to schedule your free consultation today!