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Does Alimony Stop When You Remarry In New York?

Does Alimony Stop When You Remarry In New York?

Usually, a judge only awards alimony if there is a substantial difference between the spouses' finances and/or earning capacity.  There are two main types of alimony recognized in New York: temporary maintenance and post-divorce maintenance. Temporary maintenance is...

When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

After all, if you’re the one being ordered to pay child support, you could be facing many years of monthly payments depending on the age of your child at the time of your divorce.  Because of this, one of the most common questions asked is – when can I stop paying...

How To Find & Choose A Divorce Mediator

How To Find & Choose A Divorce Mediator

Negotiations are often combative, and emotions can easily get out of control, just like the amount of your lawyer’s bill. But for many couples, divorce is the only way to resolve certain marital issues.  One way to streamline the process and successfully divorce your...

How Does Supervised Child Visitation Work?

How Does Supervised Child Visitation Work?

Depending on the relationship between the two spouses and the reasons for their divorcing, one spouse may be granted sole custody or both parents may get joint custody.  But in cases where one parent’s fitness is questioned by the court, their ability to spend time...

Co-Parenting Tips & Advice

Co-Parenting Tips & Advice

Joint custody arrangements can often be stressful, frustrating, and emotionally and physically exhausting, especially in cases where one spouse has a contentious relationship with the other.  But if both parents put their emotions aside and put the needs and...

How To Help Children Through Divorce

How To Help Children Through Divorce

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for children to become pawns in one or both spouse’s negotiations and this almost always results in an unhealthy environment and confused feelings for the children. If you are getting divorced and you have children with your spouse,...

Online Divorce Mediation – How It Works

Online Divorce Mediation – How It Works

It can take such a toll on a couple that it is not uncommon for both parties to feel completely exhausted, both emotionally and physically, once it’s complete. And, as is all too often the case, one spouse is almost always left feeling unheard and disenfranchised with...

Online Mediation Services

Online Mediation Services

An experienced mediator is essential to the process as he or she has a unique skillset that can help the parties communicate more effectively, so they can reach a more amicable result that benefits everyone involved.  A key component in any successful mediation is the...

Divorce Mediator vs. Attorney

Divorce Mediator vs. Attorney

While both can help you through the divorce process, how they go about it differs. In this guide, you will learn more about the differences between a divorce mediator and an attorney. Mediator vs Lawyer: Definitions Divorce Mediator: A divorce mediator is third-party...

What Does A Mediator Do In A Divorce?

What Does A Mediator Do In A Divorce?

After all, a divorce marks the end of the union between two people and more often than not, feelings of anger, regret, and greed can rise to the surface from one or both parties during the process. Even in amicable divorces, frustration with the cost and process can...

What Is The Difference Between Legal Separation & Divorce?

What Is The Difference Between Legal Separation & Divorce?

While every marriage requires a lot of work to be successful, in many cases there comes a time when a couple might reach the point that they can no longer resolve their differences and a decision needs to be made between separating or getting divorced. Both separation...

What Is A Separation Agreement?

What Is A Separation Agreement?

This document is an agreement that both parties voluntarily support and agree to. If either party disagrees with the content, then a separation agreement cannot be obtained. The purpose of a separation agreement is to serve as a “terms and conditions” for both parties...

How Long Does a Parenting Plan Last?

How Long Does a Parenting Plan Last?

In most cases, your parenting plan will remain in effect until your child reaches 18 years of age or becomes emancipated. Depending on how many children you have and their ages, you may need to create a parenting plan for each child because each of their needs and...

What Is A Parenting Plan?

What Is A Parenting Plan?

At its essence, it is a written agreement that is created and agreed to by the parents (and approved by the court) which outlines the relationship between the parents regarding the child or children. It includes details on how the children will be cared for and...

How To File For Separation In New York State

How To File For Separation In New York State

In New York, you have two options to achieve legal separation from your spouse – through an Action for Separation or with a Separation Agreement. Action for Separation If you want to become legally separated in New York through the court system, then you must first...

How To File For Divorce In New York State

How To File For Divorce In New York State

If you want to learn how to file for divorce in New York, you should always start by consulting with a reputable divorce attorney. Your attorney will help ensure that your legal rights are protected, and they will be instrumental in helping you manage any issues that...

How Are Assets Divided In A Divorce?

How Are Assets Divided In A Divorce?

From separating co-owned property and debt to deciding who gets the dog and who gets the cat, this process is one that frequently holds divorce proceedings up and ultimately costs both parties a lot more in legal costs. Of course, it is always best if the couple can...

How Does A Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup) Work?

How Does A Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup) Work?

In such cases where the marriage is no longer working and separation or divorce has entered your mind, having a prenuptial agreement can take a lot of the stress and uncertainty away from making the difficult decision to divorce your spouse. While divorce was most...

Child Custody Mediation Tips

Child Custody Mediation Tips

Attending child custody mediation in a safe and supportive environment under the guidance of a skilled Mediator is a proven way for parents to reach their goals with less stress and fewer arguments. Of course, even with mediation it is essential for you to be prepared...

Can A Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup) Be Broken?

Can A Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup) Be Broken?

As is sometimes the case, spouses-to-be will agree to a prenup and then later one will regret it when the marriage does not work out. This often leaves the unhappy party wondering – can a prenup be broken? Despite a prenuptial agreement being a legally binding...

What Is Alimony (aka Spousal Support)

What Is Alimony (aka Spousal Support)

In most marriages, one spouse is usually the primary source of income. The purpose of alimony is to provide financial support to the spouse who makes a lower income, or in some cases, no income at all. In most states, the law dictates that a divorced spouse has the...

What is Arbitration?

What is Arbitration?

This is entirely understandable, especially with so much riding on the results for both parties. Add to this the stress of going through a trial in a public courtroom and divorce can be one of life’s most overwhelming and painful events.  But not every divorce needs...

What is mediation?

What is mediation?

Mediation seeks to reduce the tension and trauma of divorce, not increase it for the benefit of third party lawyers. Reduced stress and a sense of empowerment enables couples to recover more quickly from emotional and financial turmoil and look forward to the future....

Is Divorce or Separation Mediation Right For You?

Is Divorce or Separation Mediation Right For You?

With the average cost of a litigated divorce in the Tri-State Area reaching $50,000 and upwards, the financial benefits of choosing divorce or separation mediation, which averages about $15,000, can be substantial. But saving money is just one of the reasons why...

Divorce Mediation: The Alternative

Divorce Mediation: The Alternative

Unfortunately, the traditional court-based divorce process doesn’t help matters. Litigation is an inherently adversarial process wrought with complexity and uncertainty and designed to pit you against your spouse in a long and expensive battle. Because of this and...

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