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January 2018 Archives

Should I complete my divorce on my own?

When a divorcing couple in New York is ending their marriage on good terms, they are often under the misconception that they can finalize all the legal aspects of their divorce on their own. However, since most people are not familiar with the law surrounding marriage dissolution, they often end up neglecting critical details that could leave an amicable couple disputing after a divorce. The most common mistakes are made with regards to alimony and child support, which could leave parties at a financial disadvantage for a long time post-divorce.

Can social media be used as evidence in divorce cases?

Taking a picture or posting a status update on a social media website could be one of the worst decisions a divorcing couple could make and one which has the potential to completely change the outcome of the divorce. Many New York residents do not realize that information shared on social media can be used as evidence by and against parties in all issues such as child custody, support, alimony and property division.

Can I take steps to smooth out my divorce in the New Year?

The holiday season can bring about a tumultuous fluctuation of emotions, with many people viewing the holidays as the final straw that breaks a marriage. In fact, this could be why many consider January 1 "Divorce Day" due to the increase in queries about divorce as soon as the year starts. Many want to start the New Year with a new personal start as well, and there are some steps that a divorcing New York couple can take to try to make the process as smooth as possible.

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