Generally, trusts are considered the separate property of the spouse named as beneficiary. However, that is not true if the assets in the trust contain marital property. The distinction between marital and separate property is important because only marital property is subject to equitable … [Read more...] about What Should You Do If Your Spouse Puts Marital Assets into a Trust Without Your Consent?
Recently, Ken Jewell discussed his experiences with handling divorce cases during the pandemic and offered some advice for those who are contemplating divorce at this point in the pandemic. Check out the complete New York Times article here and contact our office to learn how we might be able to … [Read more...] about Ken Jewell Recently quoted in New York Times discussing Divorce Rates
Some couples mutually decide to divorce. They don’t foresee any major disputes and agree to resolve any issues that do arise amicably. They understand they need an attorney to handle all the necessary paperwork, but they think that it’s fine to simply share one divorce attorney to represent both of … [Read more...] about Why You Should Never Share a Divorce Attorney With Your Spouse
Divorce can be expensive especially if you and your spouse cannot agree on important issues. The more disputes you have, the longer your case will take to be resolved and the higher your legal bills. While you probably will be unhappy with any large bill, generally, good communication between … [Read more...] about What Should You Do If You Have a Fee Dispute with Your Divorce Attorney?
In an uncontested divorce or legal separation, you and your spouse negotiate and resolve divorce matters between yourselves rather than have the court make decisions for you. The terms of your settlement are memorialized in a divorce or separation agreement, which is legally binding. Among the … [Read more...] about How Can Spouses Share Legal Fees in Uncontested Divorces?
COVID has had a significant impact on divorce and family law court cases. In March of 2020, court operations in New York were suspended due to COVID except for those matters deemed “essential.” That put most cases on hold. Later in the year, the courts began to slowly open under revised rules and … [Read more...] about COVID-19 New York Family Court Update