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Child Support and Spousal Support

Free Divorce Options Presentation November 8, 2018

What happens if I get divorced?  How does the divorce process work?  Will I have enough money to support myself and my children?  Will I get to be with my children?  How does custody and visitation work?  What will happen to ...
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CUSTODY: Trying to work out parenting plan works in your favor

CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS:  BEING ACCOMMODATING WHEN CHOOSING YOUR PARENTING PLAN DOESN’T PREJUDICE YOUR RIGHTS IN LITIGATION A mediation colleague recently blogged about the advantages of  mediation over litigated divorce in working out the right parenting plan for your child or children. ...
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What Happens When I File a Divorce Action?

Court Procedure in Divorce Cases We hear a lot about the emotional aspects of divorce; feelings are not just a salient feature, but for many are the dominant feature of the process. But what, exactly, is the process? It may ...
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Tax Treatment of Spousal Maintenance II

Will the new federal tax law alter application of New York’s spousal maintenance formula? Last month when we posted about the tax treatment of alimony (called “maintenance” in New York), the new federal tax bill had not yet passed in ...
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Proper Courtroom Behavior and Attire

DON’T CANCEL OUT YOUR INVESTMENT IN LEGAL FEES BY DRESSING OR ACTING INAPPROPRIATELY A British website, judiciary.gov.uk, says “When you see a judge or magistrate sitting in court, you are actually looking at the result of 1,000 years of legal evolution.” ...
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Pendente Lite Motions

“LITE” DOESN’T MEAN LOW-CALORIE Pendente lite. It’s pronounced “pen-den-tay lee-tay” and it’s Latin for “pending the ligation.” The phrase refers to motions made before a court for judicial relief  (outcomes) needed by a party  during the pendency of a lawsuit, without waiting ...
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Children’s Needs in Divorce

FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN OF DIVORCED PARENTS — WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T One of our collaborative divorce colleagues interviewed a group of teens and young adults with divorced parents about their thoughts and feelings following the divorce. Their responses may ...
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