Five Tips to Help You Get Through Divorce

Going through a divorce can be stressful. Knowing what to expect can help you face the challenges you’ll encounter and increase your resilience. Here are five important facts about the divorce process that you should be prepared for, and tips to take into consideration. Divorces are emotional and difficult. Whether you’re the one who wants the divorce, or whether your spouse is the one who wants the divorce, it’s still going to be a big life change for you. It’s important to have a support system in place. While ultimately things are likely going to be better for you down the road, you’re still going to have to get through the process. It’s important to choose [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:39:34-04:00December 6, 2017|Matrimonial Divorce Law, Tips|

Help Your Lawyer Help You! 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

Many people going through a divorce or other family law related matter have limited experience working with a lawyer; some may have never before hired a lawyer. Others may have prior experience in matrimonial litigation or in other types of cases. The tips below will help anyone going through a divorce, regardless of how many times you’ve worked with a lawyer before your current case. Tip #1 It’s all right to ask questions. Write down any questions you have before meeting with an attorney. If you’re prepared in this way, you won’t forget to ask any questions you thought of before the meeting. Remember: there’s no such thing as a silly question. You should walk out [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:38:21-04:00November 16, 2017|Matrimonial Divorce Law, Tips|

3 Tips for Divorced Families to Survive the Holidays

Below are three tips for how to deal with issues concerning your children post-divorce during the holidays. Tip #1 Try to have whatever parenting time schedule you are going to follow worked out before the holidays. Do not wait until December 23rd to work out your holiday and vacation schedule. (And if you need assistance from your lawyers, do not wait until the last minute to contact them.) Tip #2 Keep in mind that this is a time of transition for your children. If it is their first holiday without both parents, it is going to be difficult for them. The best thing you can do is try to facilitate them having a happy time with both [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:39:34-04:00November 10, 2017|Matrimonial Divorce Law, Tips|

Paper, Paper, and More Paper That Should NOT be SHREDDED or Otherwise Disposed Of!

Burden of Proof for Retaining Separate Property Upon Divorce In a blog post earlier this year, we discussed the importance of maintaining a paper trail in post judgment matters, as it relates to the collection of various expenses. Similarly, documentation to support the burden of proof is a crucial issue for divorcing couples, who may just assume that—1. because they had an asset before they were married; 2. inherited an asset before or after they were married; and/or 3. received a monetary award in connection with a lawsuit—the asset/award is automatically theirs. However, it is not that simple! “Who has the burden of proof? Is the burden on me or you with regard to maintaining separate property?” The [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:38:21-04:00October 16, 2017|Matrimonial Divorce Law, Tips|
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