Category Archives: Divorce

How Can I Reduce My Maintenance Payments: Should I Pre-Pay Maintenance?

A client recently asked me an interesting question. The client wanted to know if he should pre-pay his spousal maintenance, giving his wife a large cash payment upfront, or should he pay the maintenance out over the course of the term. What is Maintenance? Maintenance, or as it is better known, alimony, is a payment…
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How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

"How much will my divorce cost?" This is the question I am asked most often on an initial call with a potential client. While not an entirely improper question, my answer may surprise you.  Click on the image or here to watch the video This question is really like going to the doctor and asking…
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7 Tips: How to Hire the Best Divorce Attorney

For many, hiring a divorce attorney is their introduction to the legal system. Maybe you have hired an attorney to handle the purchase of your home, but that transaction Your and your family’s future is at risk. You don’t want to hire any divorce lawyer; you want to hire the best divorce attorney to represent…
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Post Covid-19 Divorce: Is Now A Good Time To File for Divorce?

As the country re-emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and the New York courts re-open, there will be a surge in divorce filings.  Even the strongest of marriages will be strained after couples were confined together for the duration of the stay-at-home orders, suffered a loss of income, endured an endless stream frightening headlines, all while…
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Covid-19: New York City Courts to Re-Open

Since mid-March, the courts in New York have been closed except for “essential” matters. Divorce was not deemed an essential matter. Beginning May 25, 2020, the courts in New York City and the other downstate counties (including Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester) will reopen. As a result, we will now be able to commence divorce…
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