Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce In New York: What’s The Difference?

If you’re considering getting a divorce in New York, it’s important to understand the differences between those which are contested, those which are uncontested and which grounds for divorce are recognized in New York’ which is the only state in the country that does not recognize no fault divorce. Elliot Schlissel, a New York Attorney whose practice area includes divorce, estate planning and many others, provided the details in a recent interview.

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New York Separation Agreements: In A Nutshell

If you’re having marital difficulties and are considering a separation agreement, it’s smart to know how they work in general, how they affect filing for a divorce and how they are created. Our New York legal expert provides that information in a nutshell

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NY Divorce: Tips On Overcoming Challenges

Couples who seek a divorce in New York are likely to face many challenges that they simply don’t understand’ and at a time when emotions run high. The grounds for divorce, distributing assets, dividing debts, child custody, visitation and estate planning are only a few the issues that go along with most divorces. Here are some tips on overcoming those challenges:

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New York Divorce Law, Lawyers & Attorneys

New York is the only state in the union that does not recognize any no-fault grounds for divorces. If you are or may be seeking a divorce in New York, you would be wise to know as much about the process as you can and consult with an experienced New York divorce attorney.

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New York Divorce & Separation

If you are seeking a divorce in New York, you will want to know the laws and rules governing this process. What are the requirements for getting a divorce in New York? Will mediation be required in order to get a New York divorce? What is the law on New York annulments? Find the answers to your New York divorce questions here.

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New York Divorce Attorney On Changing Beneficiary Status

One of the biggest myths in the divorce process is that the divorce decree automatically changes the beneficiary status on your pension, 401(k), bank accounts, will and any estate planning matter. Nothing could be further from the truth, says one veteran New York divorce attorney who told us that changing beneficiary status if often completely overlooked in the process.

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New York Divorce & Finances

Separating out joint finances during a divorce can be a headache. How is property divided? What are the tax consequences? Are there estate planning issues that need to be worked out? Will there be spousal support payments, and if so, how much and for how long? Following are laws specific to New York Divorce and Finances.

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New York Child Custody & Child Support

New York courts prefer that parents cooperatively work out the details of raising their children together after a divorce because, in the long run, it is in the best interests of the child or children.

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NY Divorce: Courts Struggle With Changing Alimony & Child Support In Tight Economy

hat if your ex-spouse, or soon to be ex-spouse, had been earning $200,000 a year, but now finds himself’ or herself’ unemployed due to employment cutbacks? How much will a court require him to pay towards alimony and child support when unemployment benefits are the only source of income? It’s an issue that New York courts are struggling with in this tight economy’ and one NY divorce attorney says that their not necessarily handling in the fairest manner.

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New York Divorce: Residency Requirements To File

In order to file for divorce in New York, you are required to be a resident of the state for a certain period of time. New York’s residency law is a bit complicated, so we interviewed Elliot Schlissel, a New York Attorney whose practice area includes divorce, estate planning and many others, to explain how it works.

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