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New York Family Law Blog

How A Prenuptial Agreement Can Affect A Will

All financially responsible individuals want to protect their loved ones after they pass, not least when they have significant assets to distribute to their beneficiaries. 

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Is A Nesting Divorce Right For Me

Are you facing divorce with children involved? The new trend of nesting divorce could work for you. Get in touch with Adria S. Hillman today. 

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Hiding assets vs. dissipating assets: What’s the difference?

If you’re involved in a contentious divorce, there’s a chance that your spouse does not want you to get what you fairly deserve as the two of you divide your property. They may take many different steps to prevent you from obtaining these assets.

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The 10 things that you need to look for in a Divorce Lawyer

Perhaps the most common mistake people make when hiring a divorce attorney is deciding that they don’t need one. The second biggest mistake may be just choosing the first name they find in the phone book or on an internet search results page.

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Can your spouse lay claim to your inheritance in your divorce?

When your grandmother or your parents left you a sizable inheritance, they wanted to provide for your future stability. Unfortunately, your ex could undermine that legacy by trying to claim your inheritance in an upcoming New York divorce.

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Do you need financial experts in a New York high-asset divorce?

Getting a divorce when you and/or your spouse have an extremely high net worth introduces many potential problems. A spouse may have few financial resources and feel concerned about making ends meet after the divorce or believe that you’re trying to hide valuable assets. A spouse may also feel that the other spouse is attempting to take more than their share of the marital estate or worry about losing one or more businesses.

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Retirement accounts have special considerations in divorce

For many couples, their retirement accounts are some of the biggest assets they have. These are meant to work to support their household as they grow. But, that’s not how things are going to go if they go through a divorce. 

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Can you continue to run a business with your ex after divorce?

Does divorcing always mean that the family business has to be dissolved or that one party has to buy out the other for the business to go on? Not necessarily. There are times when a couple will decide to retain their respective portions of their company.

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Divorce in the era of social media requires caution and restraint

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues. It enables individuals to share news of their children’s milestones, their professional accomplishments, family trips, and gatherings with friends. This enables us to feel connected, especially if going through a challenging time. However, those who file for divorce need to be very careful about what they do, say and post online.

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Can I evict my spouse from our marital home during divorce?

Once you have decided to go your separate ways from your spouse, you may want to begin your separate lives as soon as possible. This can lead many to wonder whether they can evict their spouse from the home they have shared.

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