In a divorce, the laws of equitable distribution distinguish marital property from separate property. Technically, only marital property, that is, property acquired after the parties’ wedding date, will be divided between the parties in a divorce. Separate property, that is, property that is … [Read more...] about Are Trust Assets Marital or Separate Property in Divorce?
Most couples come into a marriage with some existing income and assets that may generate tax liability. What responsibility each spouse has for the taxes generated by the other’s assets can be complicated. Tax rules and matrimonial law affect liability during marriage and divorce. In a divorce, … [Read more...] about Tax Liability of Spouses for Marital and Separate Property
Divorce is a transition of immense proportions within the framework of your marriage and family. During this transition, you are likely to experience anger and conflict (perhaps even more than usual) and a complicated grief cycle that affects everything in your life, including your work, parenting, … [Read more...] about You Can Have A Good Divorce
Divorce is common today even among older adults, so it is not unusual for families to have various “step” relations. These relationships can be as meaningful as those of blood relatives, but divorce law does not always treat them that way. One example is step-grandparents. Unfortunately, New York … [Read more...] about Do Step-Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?
Many couples choose to marry both under New York’s civil laws as well as in accordance with their religion. In the event of a divorce, this can present a problem if one party objects to a religious divorce. If that happens, the spouses would not be able to remarry under the rules of their religion … [Read more...] about Obstacles to a Religious Divorce
Courts operations in New York were initially suspended on March 22, 2020 except for those matters deemed “essential.” This had a significant impact on the commencement of divorce and family law matters, which were mostly on hold except for essential matters such as child protection, family … [Read more...] about Updated New York Court Information for Family Law Matters During the COVID-19 Pandemic