Category: Family & Matrimonial Law

Can a Divorced Spouse Collect Social Security from Their Former Spouse?

As you near retirement, you may realize that your ideal life does not include your current partner. This isn’t an uncommon thought, as reports by the U.S. Census Bureau…

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Can Moving Out Before a Divorce Cause Problems?

Depending on your living situation, children, and the conditions of a divorce, you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse may consider moving out of the shared home before the divorce is…

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How to Navigate the Holiday Season While Co-Parenting

Splitting the holidays is a challenging task for most divorced families, especially when you’ve only imagined an idyllic, perfect holiday season for your kids. Holiday plans…

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How Is Marital Property Determined In New York?

In New York, marital property is determined according to the rules of “equitable distribution,” which requires marital property to be divided along lines that are considered…

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What are the Requirements for Prenuptial Agreements in New York?

Getting married is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. It’s important to understand that this is not just a union of two people but an economic partnership as well.…

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Understanding Residential and Legal Custody in New York

When it comes to getting a divorce when children are involved, one of the most important issues that will arise is who should have primary residential custody of the children;…

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Are New York Divorce Records Public?

New York has some of the most comprehensive privacy laws in the country, and divorce records are no exception. In some states, the general public can request copies of divorce…

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Don’t Gamble Away Your Family: How Sports Betting Has Impacted New Yorker’s Family Relationships

Gambling on sporting events was taken over by New York organized crime in the mid-20th century. If you wanted to place a bet on sports, you had to contact a bookmaker, today…

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Three Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents Concerned About Paying for Their Child’s College Education

One of the most significant events in a young person’s life is the decision to go to college. However, if you are a divorced or separated parent, you might be uncertain…

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Traveling Abroad with Your Kids? If You Share Custody, Check These 3 Items Off Your To-Do List to Ensure Those Passports Get Stamped

With summer in full swing, COVID travel restrictions loosening, and the increasing strength of the US dollar, many parents might be planning a big international trip with their…

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