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New York Family Law Blog

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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Which of the 4 most common divorce methods will work for you?

While every divorce does have to go through court, spouses don’t have to argue in litigated proceedings. There are multiple approaches to modern divorce, with four systems being the most common. Litigation is one of those options. The others are mediation, negotiation and collaborative law. How does someone considering a divorce decide which approach is best for them?

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Potential benefits of a prenuptial agreement

Having a prenuptial agreement is one way to clarify how property will be divided in the event of a divorce. Not only can disputes be avoided, but prenuptial agreements can also offer some sense of stability during the course of a successful marriage.

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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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The validity of a postnuptial agreement

If you are preparing a postnuptial agreement or you wonder whether an existing agreement is enforceable, it is vital to go over the validity of the agreement. Postnuptial agreements carry various benefits and help many married couples ease their concerns. However, some people are able to challenge these agreements, rendering them invalid.

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Expensive mistakes to avoid during your divorce

There are several financial elements of a divorce that you may not be able to avoid, like filing fees and refinancing your mortgage. However, the behavior of the spouses themselves can also have a tremendous impact on how much a divorce can ultimately cost.

In many cases, people can make serious errors during the process that ramp up the cost of divorce.

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