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January 2014 Archives

When addressing a pension in divorce, remember the COLA

For many New York couples who are going through a divorce, a pension is the biggest asset they will have to address. As you approach this topic, however, it is important to keep in mind that dividing a pension is not as simple as picking a dollar amount or percentage.

Combative divorce can sometimes lead to PTSD

Some couples are able to move through the end of their marriage with grace, and while treating each other with respect and courtesy. For others, however, divorce is a far more divisive experience, one that can be fraught with tension and stress. When a New York divorce is particularly combative, the result can be harmful to one's mental health.

Do you know how your divorce will affect your taxes?

Why do people get divorced? Well, the reasons are many, but we can probably agree that the foundational goal of any divorce is for the spouses to disentangle from one another. There may be matters, such as child custody and visitation, that will keep divorcing spouses connected for years to come, but there are other ways in which soon-to-be exes in New York may want to completely sever ties as quickly as possible: for example, with regard to taxes.

Father claims mother secretly gave baby up for adoption

In New York, an unwed man who believes he is the father of a child can ensure that he has certain parental rights by registering with the state's Putative Father Registry. Depending on which form a man completes and files, he can announce his intent to claim paternity or acknowledge paternity.

New York resident seeks divorce protection with prenup

Most people enter into a marriage certain it will last forever. While that sometimes is the case, nearly half of the marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. As a result of this alarming statistic, more New York couples may be seeking a prenuptial agreement. While the idea may not be romantic, it is only logical to consider all possibilities before you say your wedding vows.

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