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July 2017 Archives

What to consider when selling a home during divorce

Couples headed for divorce have quite a bit to think about and you can add the sale of the family home to that ever-growing list. Selling a home in divorce should never be done on a whim or without performing due diligence. This is a trick process that can have dire financial consequences if you do not know what to expect prior to selling the home.

Division of pensions in the state of New York

When it comes to getting divorced in the state of New York you should know how your assets and other property will be divided. It is an important part of the divorce process, especially when talking about the division of pensions. There could be pensions for one spouse, or both, in a divorce. Here's a little background on how pensions are divided in the state.

How to prepare for a child support hearing

Child support is an emotional topic for thousands of people across New York. It can be a combative issue for many people as well. Child support hearings are important in determining how much child support will be paid, by whom, and how often. They will also determine how long the support will last.

Deciding on single or joint life policies in marriage

The main reason people take out life insurance policies is to protect and provide for their families in a time of tragedy. These policies protect beneficiaries if their loved one dies of natural causes, an accident, an illness, is murdered or any other reason that does not include suicide. The amount of the policy varies based on the person and their mortgage and how many dependents are still living at home.

The evolution of the definition of parenthood in New York

Although it may seem counterintuitive, the definition of a parent varies from state to state. A recent New York Supreme Court ruling has moved in a direction that many hope courts across the country will imitate. The new legal precedent gives rights that were not available before to non-biological parents.

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