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How to Protect Inheritances for Future Generations

You’ve worked hard to acquire your assets, and now that you’re getting older, you’re considering an estate plan. You want to pass down an inheritance to children and grandchildren, and while that’s a noble act, it’s easier said than done. Many people leave inheritances to family members, but rarely do they last. Inherited wealth may […]

Can You Sue for Divorce?

You may have done everything you could to save your marriage. You tried counseling and you put 100 percent into your marriage every day, but you and your spouse still cannot get along. The stress is building up and you decide that divorce is your only way out. You file your divorce, only to have […]

The Many Effects of the Proposed Tax Plan

President Donald Trump has recently proposed a tax plan that will affect virtually all Americans in some way. From estate planning to retirement to tax deductions to cutting important programs such as Medicare,. The plan has been deemed unjust by many, but no matter what Americans think of it, it may soon become the law […]

Child Custody Schedules During the Holidays

If you’re celebrating your first holiday season after a divorce, you may be wondering about the typical holiday schedule for divorced parents. The truth is: there is no typical schedule. Parents who share custody of their children often work together to create schedules that fit their needs and desires. While sometimes the court will step […]

How to Discuss Signing a Prenuptial Agreement with your Partner

If you are currently engaged, you might be thinking about how to bring up a prenup with your partner. A prenuptial agreement is a document you can sign before your marriage that outlines how your assets will be divided in the event of your divorce or one partner’s death. It can also provide guidelines for […]

Legal Separation in New York

An unhealthy marriage does not always end in divorce. In some cases, the couple decides that legal separation is the more suitable choice for them. This could be because the couple needs to stay married for one partner to continue to receive healthcare or other benefits, they are not sure if divorce is the right […]

Should You Get a Postnuptial Agreement?

Most couples have heard of prenuptial agreements. These documents outline what the parties can expect in the event of a divorce—before the couple is married. You may be wondering “Can I get a prenup after marriage?” Many couples may not know that they can get postnuptial agreements as well. A postnuptial agreement follows the same […]

What is Marital Waste?

Updated October 2017 In the United States, the likelihood of a marriage ending in divorce is almost fifty percent. When a divorce is underway, financial disagreement between the spouses is an issue that is almost inevitable. A spouse’s spending habits can impact a marital relationship and also may be significant during a divorce proceeding. When […]

What to Know About Child Custody and Travel

The end of summer is approaching. Many kids are already back in school, but there’s still time for one last vacation before the cooler weather hits. Labor Day weekend—one of the busiest travel weekends of the year—will be here soon. More than 35 million Americans traveled during Labor Day weekend in 2015. Traveling outside of […]

Retirement Accounts: The Most Overlooked Asset in Divorce

As if going through a divorce wasn’t emotionally stressful enough, the financial aspect of cutting ties with a former spouse can be daunting, to say the least. While alimony, child support, and real property come front-and-center during divorce proceedings an often forgotten asset is just as important – the spouse’s retirement account. Get What You […]