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...


What Makes "Gray Divorce" Different

There are has been a recent spike in couples pursuing divorces later in life, leading to the coinage of the term “Gray Divorce” to describe this occurrence. Couples in their 50s, 60s, and even beyond are deciding to end their marriages in larger...


Modifying Court Orders in NYC

Divorce and family law disputes don’t always end once a judgement or order has been issued from the court. Post-judgment divorce issues are common amongst recent litigants, as well as requests for modifications of final orders of custody,...


Subpoenas in NY Divorce

Contested divorce actions can be complex. Many litigants consider the discovery phase of divorce to be the most time consuming, as their attorneys are required to thoroughly review years’ worth of financial statements and property or business...


Post-Nuptial Agreements for Stay-at-Home Parents

Choosing to become a stay-at-home parent is an admirable decision, but it is one that requires special consideration. Leaving a lucrative or promising career to care for your children fulltime impacts your family financially, and can spell disaster...


Annulments, Divorce, and Legal Separation

New Yorkers looking to part ways with their spouse have three options: an annulment, divorce, or legal separation. Before filing a court action, you need to determine which path is right for you. To make it easier, we have outlined the three below....


Divorce's Impact on Health Insurance

Divorce can have an impact on many aspects of your life, including your health insurance coverage. This may not be the first thing on your mind as you get divorced, but it is an issue that must be addressed during the court action. Will you lose...


What Kind of Divorce is Right for You?

You’ve weighed your options, waited till after the holiday season has passed, and are finally ready to file for divorce. Now, you probably have a general idea of the type of divorce you will have: contested or uncontested. Depending on whether or...


Gearing Up for Divorce Month

The beginning of a new year is marked with resolutions, promises made to oneself to better themselves in one way or another, such as joining a gym or changing careers. A more extreme, and surprisingly common, personal resolution is to separate form a...


Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce

Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience. Well-meaning friends and family members will offer up their opinions and advice, which can be extremely beneficial, but it is important to know when to ignore comments from the peanut...