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Talking with Friends and Family about Your Separation – What to Say and When to Say It

Category Archives: separation

What Happens if a Spouse Loses a Job after a Divorce Settlement?

Divorce settlements are intended to be final, but sometimes life interferes with an existing arrangement. Just as things change when you are married, changes can occur when you are divorced. For instance, if you or your spouse loses their job or there is a significant change in income for any reason, it is possible to Read the Rest…

Initial Questions to Ask Your Attorney and Your Spouse’s Attorney

  Once you find a divorce attorney and begin divorce proceedings, there are several questions you should ask during the initial meeting. These questions help you and your attorney “get on the same page” and determine how to proceed with the legal end to your marriage.   What questions are important to present to your Read the Rest…

Coming to a Fair Maintenance Agreement in New York State

The goal of a fair maintenance agreement is to ensure the supported spouse is able to maintain his or her current lifestyle following the divorce. When a couple divorces, one spouse is often responsible for contributing to the financial well-being of the other spouse. Many states refer to these payments as alimony, but in New Read the Rest…

How to Establish a Fair Parenting Schedule Arrangement

Parenting Schedule arrangements are possibly the most important part of a divorce settlement. Spouses are required to submit a preferred parenting schedule and the court is tasked with approving this schedule or creating an alternative. How is a Fair Parenting Schedule Arrangement Established? The well-being of the child is the most important aspect of a Read the Rest…

When and What to Tell Your Children about Your Separation

Sharing the news of your marital separation with your children is likely one of the most difficult things you will ever do. As a parent, you want to protect your children from emotional trauma and loss, but if your marriage is not working, it could harm your children more than ending it and creating a Read the Rest…

What to Expect during the Divorce Process

The divorce process can be time-consuming and frustrating. Knowing what to expect during each step eases anxiety and makes the process a little easier. Here is what you can expect once you file for divorce: Summons and Complaint This is the official request for divorce. One spouse serves the other spouse with a demand to Read the Rest…

Understanding New York State’s Grounds for Divorce

New York has traditionally been a conservative state regarding divorce laws. It was not until 2010 the state legalized access to no-fault divorce. Until 1966, the only way a divorce was granted in the state was if a spouse committed adultery. Divorce laws in the state are becoming more liberal, but still have a way Read the Rest…

How to Evaluate Your Assets and those of a Business Regarding Divorce or Separations

Your assets are an important component of your divorce. You must be aware of the value of your assets and how best to protect them during the proceedings. You and your lawyer will evaluate this value and determine how to proceed before providing information to your spouse’s legal team. There are also ways to protect Read the Rest…