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The court can't touch nonmarital property

When you and your spouse get divorced, the court may have to step in to help you divide your assets and property. There are cases in which you and your ex can agree on certain points and work together, but the court helps ensure things are done properly and it helps resolve disagreements.

Dividing property in the midst of an uncontested divorce

You've likely heard the term uncontested divorce in the past. You most certainly have heard it if you are in the throes of a divorce right now. An uncontested divorce is one in which you and your spouse are able to come to an amicable agreement on the terms of the divorce. This includes the division of your property and assets, including art collections, cars, the home and more.

Debt doesn't go away when a divorce is finalized

If you are working towards a divorce in New York, there's something very important you must understand: Debt does not go away once the divorce is finalized. Take a minute to let that sink in. You will still be responsible for the debt that was accrued during the marriage. This can be quite the shock to some people, especially those who are stuck paying it all back because their former spouse refuses to do so.

How to handle lies by your spouse on a financial affidavit

When the time comes in your divorce proceedings to complete and sign the financial affidavit, you will be responsible for providing as much information as possible. This is a legal document that is recognized by the courts. It's never a good idea to lie on this document, which is done when people try to hide their assets. Here's how to handle your spouse lying on the financial affidavit.

Items that cannot be included in a prenuptial agreement

Putting together a prenuptial agreement prior to your marriage in Oneida, New York, can do wonders for your stress levels. If you enter a marriage with a variety of assets, such as real estate, a high income and jewelry, you should absolutely sign a prenup to protect yourself. There's nothing like having to fight for what you earned as an individual when your marriage fails and you wind up getting a divorce.

Challenges facing same-sex couples in New York

Same-sex marriage has been increasing not only in New York but also across the country ever since it was legalized by a Supreme Court ruling. With that being said, same-sex divorces have also been increasing. There are some hurdles that same-sex couples face in the state of New York and all over the nation even with the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Money management tips for separated couples

Finding out that your spouse wants to separate from you is never easy. Even if your marriage has taken a bad turn lately, you are just never prepared for something like this. Separation doesn't always lead to divorce, but it very likely could be the start of the entire process. Here are some tips for managing money during a separation from your spouse in New York.

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