If you or your spouse owns a business and decide to divorce, an important issue is how that business may be divided. When parties divorce, their marital property is subject to equitable distribution. New York has specific rules governing equitable distribution, although the parties also have the … [Read more...] about Dividing a Business in Divorce When Both Spouses Work in the Business
Many spouses worry about paying bills while a divorce is pending and before a court orders spousal support. This is particularly true where one spouse has significantly less income than the other. In some cases, there may also be fear that the monied spouse will spend or hide assets to avoid … [Read more...] about What Rights Does a Spouse Have to Support While the Divorce Action is Pending?
Marriage is an economic partnership under the law. When you are married, both you and your spouse have a one hundred percent right to each other’s income. You also have a duty to support each other. This is true even if one of you isn’t earning any money. A spouse who stays home is still providing … [Read more...] about When Is Your Income No Longer Marital Property in Divorce?
When COVID began last year, there were predictions of a big surge in divorces. The reasoning was that couples who were already experiencing problems would now be forced to spend more time together without the distraction of other people, social events, and work outside the home. That did seem to … [Read more...] about Are You Delaying Divorce Because of COVID?
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?