16 Things I’ve Learned in 16 Years of Practice

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Anniversaries take on new meanings when you are a divorce lawyer. To me, one of the proudest accomplishments in my career was going back to school to obtain my bachelors degree and then my law degree while raising my daughter as a sole custodial parent and earning a living all at the same time. I became a licensed attorney on …

Bankruptcy and Divorce

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Although the economy is showing signs of recovery, chances are you’ve experienced some degree of hardship in the last few years – especially if you have gone through or are going through – a divorce. Very few come through the divorce process economically unscathed, so rest assured that you’re in good company. But if the comfort of being among others …

A New Year and a Fresh Start

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There is a popular adage that January has the highest rate of divorce filings. There is likely some truth to this, though I’m not confident the statistics necessarily demonstrate this reality. Anecdotally, there have been years in my practice where this certainly appears to be the case. I’m not confident that this is particular to divorce, mind you; as I …

Dividing Assets in a New York Divorce

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When dividing assets in a New York divorce, it is important to remember that “Equitable” distribution doesn’t necessarily mean “equal” distribution. One of the principal fears my clients have at the start of a divorce is losing half of his or her assets. Because financial issues can be a driver of marital stress it seems almost unfathomable to people that they …

Financial Stress, Divorce and Leaving Long Island

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Here’s one I hear a lot from my clients or their soon-to-be ex-spouses: “It’s too expensive to live on Long Island so I need full custody in order to move.” First off, tell me something I don’t already know. In fact, there’s a good chance that money issues were responsible for the couple sitting across from one another contemplating divorce …

Surviving the the Divorce and/or Family Court Experience

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Surviving the divorce and/or Family Court process is not easy. It is important to evaluate your entire life process. It is even more important to make sure you get good quality sleep that is consistent night after night. Your nutrition, eating properly, is very important and you may want to consult with your doctor about taking supplements. Daily exercise, if …