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Are NY Divorce Records Public?

April 7, 2020
Privacy issues have never been more of a concern than they are today. We all hope that our personal matters are kept private, but are they? When it comes to divorce records, the answer is yes and no. While it’s true that they aren’t public (assuming you’re not a celebrity whose divorce winds up...
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Cohabitation Agreements in New York

February 25, 2020
If you and your partner are considering moving in together or are already living together and planning to continue doing so, you may wish to explore the idea of legal cohabitation. A cohabitation agreement is a legal document that you and your partner may collaborate on and eventually sign with the purpose of protecting...
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Legally Separated Before Divorce in New York

February 18, 2020
Do I Need a Legal Separation Before Divorcing in New York? New York is one of several states that recognizes and grants legal separations to married couples. A legal separation is not a divorce, but many of the issues you would resolve in a divorce are also addressed in legal separations, such as equitable...
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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid During NY Divorce

December 31, 2019
Sometimes the best decision that can be made in a relationship is to end it. If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, you will be faced with decisions that have the potential to affect your financial security. Here are five common financial mistakes made during divorce, and how to avoid...
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Explaining Divorce to Children

December 17, 2019
Nobody begins a relationship expecting it to end in divorce. Unfortunately, even when both people in a marriage have good intentions, relationships do not always work out. As adults we understand the compatibility issues, financial troubles, and disagreements that may ultimately lead a couple to divorce, but a child is usually left wondering what...
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People you Should Have on Your Divorce Team

November 26, 2019
Divorce is a complicated process that can seep into every aspect of your life. Even when a split between two people is amicable, complexities may arise that are just too difficult to handle on your own. When taking into consideration any shared property and assets, and especially your children, it is prudent to seek...
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Using Facebook and Social Media to Serve Divorce Papers

November 5, 2019
In our digital age we turn to social media and other digital technologies to solve a wide variety of problems, including serving divorce papers. As far-fetched as that might sound, judges are increasingly giving permission to serve divorce papers via Facebook in cases where one’s spouse is proving difficult to find. Let’s review when...
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Same-Sex Divorce in New York

October 29, 2019
Equal rights for same-sex couples in marriage and divorce The 2015 Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges states that same-sex couples are guaranteed the fundamental right to marry and that their marriage is legally recognized in each state. If you were married in another state, you are permitted to get a divorce in New...
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