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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce and Grounds for Divorce in New York

Written by Bruce Feinstein, Esq. on . Posted in Divorce Blog

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Taking a look at grounds for divorce in New York and uncontested vs. contested divorce.

Filing for divorce in New York essentially falls into two categories: uncontested and contested divorce. Every divorce needs to fulfill a legally recognized reason for dissolving the marriage, also known as grounds. We’ve gotten various questions from clients about grounds for divorce and how those rules have changed over time, so we thought we would share some insight on the issue.

Immigration and Divorcing a Foreign Spouse

Written by Bruce Feinstein, Esq. on . Posted in Divorce Blog

Divorce and Immigration

Dealing with divorce from a foreign spouse, including ways spouses can protect themselves and their assets.

Many people marry spouses that are not U.S. citizens, whether it be for love, or – fraudulently – as a way for their spouse to gain permanent U.S. residency, also known as a green card. As stated in to a recent article by USA Today, “About 1 million foreign nationals gain legal status each year, and fully one-fourth of those are through marriage to an American citizen or someone who already is a lawful permanent resident, known as a green card holder. Of those, some estimate 5% to 15% may be fraudulent.”

Marriages involving a foreign spouse can fall apart just like marriages between U.S. citizens. But they bring with them a new set of issues that spouses need to consider. In this post we focus on clients and people who are going through divorce from a foreign spouse, including talking about on ways spouses can protect themselves and their assets.

New Year, New Life – Top Five Money Matters After Divorce

Written by Bruce Feinstein, Esq. on . Posted in Divorce Blog

Financial Life After Divorce

Important tips on how to deal with your finances after a divorce.

Many people are starting an important chapter in their lives in the New Year with the finalization of an uncontested or contested divorce. We decided to kick off 2015 with five top financial matters to consider after divorce. These issues are not only important for a person wishing to maintain control over his or her current financial affairs and avoid problems, they are a strong investment in a safe financial future.

These top five considerations come after a 2015 Forbes article about “money matters divorcing spouses often overlook.”

Divorce and Visitation with an Abusive Spouse After NFL’s Abuse Scandals

Written by Bruce Feinstein, Esq. on . Posted in Divorce Blog

Abusive Spouse Visiation CustodyTips on how to deal with an abusive partner when it comes to divorce, visitation, and custody.

Dealing with an abusive partner is a difficult process, one that takes a great deal of courage to overcome. Putting an end to the cycle of domestic violence by way of divorce is a way for a spouse to stop an unhealthy marriage and put an end to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Abusive spouses are increasingly being portrayed in the media. The recent wave of domestic violence cases in the NFL started a media firestorm in 2014, making it the “sports story of the year,” according to an article by the Denver Post.

The article also references an important part of many divorces with an abusive spouse: children. In this post we bring a renewed focus to showing what legal steps parents can take during a divorce in New York, and what they can do during subsequent visitations to protect themselves and their children.

Answers to Common Child Support Questions After New York State Court Releases New Rules

Written by Bruce Feinstein, Esq. on . Posted in Divorce Blog

child support questionsThere are new rules, and new questions, about child support in New York.

Divorce can be stressful for a couple, but when there are children are involved, it often makes the process even more emotional. Some couples agree to keep the divorce process uncontested, which helps to establish child support without a total negotiation meltdown. However, problems can come up when spouses don’t understand how the law works when minor children are in the picture. In this post, we offer answers to some common child support issues that come up in our office in response to updated information from the New York Court system released on April 28, 2014.

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