The Divorce Report

What Is an Annulment and How Do I Annul My Marriage in New York?

An annulment is a remedy to declare null and void a marriage not legal to begin with. In New York, annulment is available when: One spouse was legally married to someone else at the time (sometimes called bigamy) One of the spouses was under the age of consent (18) The couple is too closely related…
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12 Divorce Myths Busted

If you’ve never been through a divorce before, the realities of the process will understandably be unfamiliar to you. If you are considering divorce and trying to learn about how a New York divorce works, you may get advice or supposed facts from friends, family members, your hairstylist, or someone at the gym. There’s a…
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Supporting a Secret Second Family = Wasteful Dissipation of Assets

Supporting your family is an honorable thing, encouraged by society and, for those going through a divorce, mandated by law. But, supporting a secret second family at the expense of an existing marriage will be treated as less than honorable. In fact, a recent New York case held that diverting resources to support a second…
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How Is Spousal Maintenance Calculated in New York?

  One of the most common questions I received since New York enacted maintenance guidelines is, “How is spousal maintenance calculated in New York?” Before January 25, 2016, maintenance was determined using a litany of factors, including the age of the parties, the length of their marriage, the parties’ income, their earning abilities and their…
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