As people marry later in life and remarriage has become more common, prenuptial agreements have become increasingly important. Typically, couples today already have jobs, income, assets and debt before marriage. They may have children already or expect to have them. Many assume they will have a … [Read more...] about Four Reasons You Need a Prenuptial Agreement
Recently, Ken Jewell offered his expert opinion on some of the most high profile divorce proceeds in recent memory. Touching on everyone from the recent divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to even the potential fallout of a presidential divorce. Read more of the Town & Country … [Read more...] about Ken Jewell Quoted in Recent Town & Country Article
When parents divorce in New York, child support is calculated according to a statutory formula. This formula can be confusing, especially since it also leaves open certain issues for a judge to decide or for the parties to negotiate. There are several key aspects to child support that parents should … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Should Know About How Child Support is Calculated in New York
A common question by divorcing parents involves child support when the couple has joint custody of their children. Generally, under New York law, the parent who has primary physical custody gets child support from the other parent. However, if parents technically share physical custody equally, who … [Read more...] about Who Pays Child Support When Parents Share Custody?
In 2016, New York made significant changes in how spousal support is calculated. The goal was to provide more predictability in awards and address evolving perceptions of fairness. Whether the state has succeeded may depend on your point of view, but it has provided additional guidance to parties in … [Read more...] about New York’s Changing Views on Spousal Support
No one likes divorce. It is a stressful and emotional experience for both sides. Litigation can make it worse because of its adversarial nature. The parties argue their sides and the “winner” prevails. That mindset can fuel more resentment and lingering anger even after the divorce is over. In … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Mediation Offers a Better Divorce Experience