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Read more on the complicated issues related to divorce that Alatsas Law Firm believes are pertinent to anyone considering or already in divorce proceedings.

The Tax Implications of Split Custody for a Qualifying Dependent

Child custody matters are complex and affect many different aspects of life following a couple’s divorce or legal separation. For example, if ex-spouses agree on split custody of a qualifying dependent, the amount of taxes each person pays may change. This is because claiming a child as a dependent can result in significant tax deductions […]

Top FAQ About Alimony and Divorce Settlements

When it comes to divorce, one of the most important legal concepts to fully understand is alimony. Alimony is what helps ex-spouses get by financially after a divorce, but there are many factors that go into the monetary amount of alimony in NY and how long alimony payments continue. Here are the top frequently asked […]

10 Things NOT to Do During a Divorce

Depending on how things are handled, a divorce can go smoothly or be quite difficult even with the very best New York City divorce lawyer on your side. When you want the former, there are some things you must avoid doing because they cause the divorce proceedings to drag on for months or even worse […]

Divorce and Debt Responsibility | Handling Marital Debt

In a divorce, there is often a lot of focus on distributing assets. What many people overlook, however, is the distribution of debt. Debt does not simply go away when a couple divorces. It needs to be split fairly between the two parties. Handling marital debt is not an easy task, especially when there are […]

Celebrity Divorce: Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos

Couples get divorced all the time without much fuss, but famous divorces often get quite a bit of attention. You have probably heard that the founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is divorcing his wife of 25 years, Mackenzie. This divorce is getting a lot of press, considering that a whopping $137 billion is […]

Trump’s Tax Plan | What You Need to Know About Divorce Tax Deductions

The new year brought new tax laws, particularly for those going through a divorce. Lawyers were scrambling until December 31 to get divorces finalized so that those paying alimony would get their tax deductions. Now that we are in 2019, tax deductions no longer apply to alimony payments, thanks to President Trump’s new tax code […]

When is it Time to Get a Divorce?

Divorce filings tend to increase in January, March, and August. Why these three months? January signifies a new year and a fresh start. March and August are popular because it is believed that many couples try to reconcile over Valentine’s Day and the summer, only to face the inevitable breakup of their marriages. When is […]

Civil Court vs. Criminal Court | When Criminal & Family Law Collide

Criminal law and family law are two different types of law. However, there are situations in which crimes can occur in the context of family law, causing these two types of law to come together. Most commonly, these two laws intersect in cases of domestic violence. Domestic violence occurs when one partner uses physical, emotional, […]

What Happens if You Divorce an Immigrant Spouse?

Divorcing an American citizen is complicated enough, but when you are considering divorcing an immigrant spouse, things can get even more complicated. Depending on the length of the marriage, the immigrant spouse could be deported or granted American citizenship. You may have heard of green cards. So, how do they apply in a marriage with […]

Dissolution of Marriage vs. Divorce

You are likely familiar with the term “divorce,” and may also have heard the term “dissolution of marriage.” Divorce is the term more commonly used, but what is the difference between the two? Do they mean the same thing? Technically, yes. Both terms result in the same outcome – ending a marriage permanently. Both terms […]