The Importance Of A Healthcare Proxy

When people say they don’t need an estate plan because they don’t have enough money, they simply don’t understand all that an estate plan can do for them. Granted, there is a clear argument to be made saying that everyone needs an estate plan.  To take this one step further, aspects of an estate plan don’t directly correlate with money or finances. One such example of this is a healthcare proxy. This document allows Read More

What Constitutes a Substantial Change in Circumstances for Changing Custody?

In a divorce case, the number one priority to most parents is child custody. Almost every parent wishes they had more time with their children. When you get divorced, the court issues a ruling on child custody, ostensibly making a legal limit (and requirement) to how often each parent can see their child. Child custody is written into law - but laws can be changed. Your child custody law is based on the circumstances Read More

The Benefits of Revocable Living Trusts

When people think of Estate Planning, they often think of Wills. Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally binding plan for what will happen to your remaining property and belongings (known as your estate) and any remaining money (known as your assets) after you pass away. While Wills are a common part of that process, another method may be a better fit for you: Trusts. A Trust is Read More

The Benefit of Therapy in Family Court Litigation

In almost every divorce case, a family therapist ends up working with the family. Their end goal is to bring the family closer together and resolve things as safely as possible. If that mission is unsuccessful, the therapist can still testify about the relationships and interactions they’ve observed throughout the sessions. The family therapist normally comes in at the very beginning of the divorce process, and there Read More

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