How Can I Get My Share of My Ex-Spouse’s Retirement Plan?

A huge portion of the divorce process is devoted to splitting up assets that were shared by the married couple. These include physical property, like houses and cars, but also the literal money earned and shared during the marriage. Much of the divorce process seeks to put the two spouses on equal footing following the divorce: requiring child support so both parents are financially providing for their child and Read More

How to Get Enforcement of a Judgement of Divorce

For most couples, it is a great relief to finally receive your Judgement of Divorce. It means that many things that were up in the air are now clear: your child support or spousal support payments, your living situation, your visitation schedule, and even your retirement funds. However, just because the order is written into law does not mean that both parties always follow it. So what happens when one party breaches Read More

Looking at Real Estate Investment Trusts in New York

New York’s real estate market is one of the most prolific markets in the entire world. It is a fast-paced, thrilling, high-risk and high-reward real estate market. It is also highly expensive. Just look at how much of the population rents instead of owns their property. For those unable to invest in real estate directly - as well as those who can - there is another option: Real Estate Investment Trusts. Real Estate Read More

7 Tips for Handling Divorce Stress

We know that divorce is a stressful time. We know that it is not easy to love every minute of life while you are going through the divorce process. We certainly do not expect you to have it together at every moment. This is one of the many reasons why we recommend that couples consider getting a collaborative divorce, which can expedite the process significantly. No matter how long your divorce lasts, however, we Read More

What to Do if Your Business Receives a Foreclosure Notice

One of the most frightening experiences for a property owner can be receiving a foreclosure notice in the mail. Foreclosure is the process by which a lender can recover the amount owed on a property by selling the property itself. Basically, if you are significantly late on the rent, your home loan lender or bank can seize your property and sell it in order to earn back the money they lost. We tend to think about it Read More

How to Financially Prepare for Divorce

One of the things that holds people back from getting a divorce sooner is the fear of the unknown. They do not know what their life will be like after the divorce, living without their partner and in entirely new circumstances. A huge consideration in that fear is fear of the financial changes that will come along with divorce. No matter what lifestyle you are accustomed to in your marriage, it will be vastly Read More

Myth Bust: Dads and Divorce

Dads seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to divorce–or do they? Common myths about how the divorce process affects fathers in particular have been circulating for years, and rarely are they ever in dad’s favor. Today, though, we’re going to clear the air and tackle three of these myths about divorce and fatherhood. We want to dispel this misinformation so that dads going through a divorce can have Read More

Three Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce Over Traditional Litigation

Deciding to divorce is rarely easy, and the process itself can be taxing. Sorting out property division and visitation schedules can be especially difficult when emotions are running high. However, divorce is not the tedious, cut-and-dry process most people think it is. Nowadays, you have a few options when it comes to dissolving a marriage–and collaborative divorce is one of the best. Collaborative divorce works Read More

Divorce Law Gets Teeth

Not more than thirty years ago (I had barely hit puberty) the divorce laws in New York were radically different, beginning with the requirement that one of seven grounds must be plead and proved in order to be granted a dissolution of the sacred union. Prior to the 2010 enactment of N.Y. D.R.L. § 170(7) (“Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage Lasting More than Six Months”) unhappy couples  needed a really Read More

What Does it Mean to Be a Parent?

As a parent myself, I have thought about this question in philosophical and pragmatic terms.  As a parent, I must be present with and for my child.  I work hard to provide her with a comfortable life.  I listen to her problems and celebrate her joys.  I look her in the eye and put down my phone when she is telling me about her audition for the school play.  It means that I work from home when Read More