Blog Posts in 2012

  • New York child support: Dominic Raiola faces court action

    || 24-Dec-2012

    New York sports fans may be familiar with NFL center Dominic Raiola. What few may know is that he faces claims in court documents that he is is behind on his child support payments. According to those court documents, the NFL player is two months past due. Back in Feb. 2007, Dominic Raiola's wife was pregnant with the couple's third child. At the same time, Raiola became the father of ...
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  • New York divorce: Keeping the family business going after divorce

    || 19-Dec-2012

    Many married couples in New York run the family business together as a married couple. This may work well until and unless the marriage ends. When a couple decides to get a divorce, they have to decide what to do with the family business. There are couples that may work well with each other in a business relationship, but just aren't able to be married any longer. For those couples, if they ...
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  • New York divorce: Dealing with debt during a divorce

    || 12-Dec-2012

    In today's economy, there are thousands of New York couples who are struggling with a mountain of debt. In addition to a mortgage, many couples have several credit cards that may be maxed out, an auto loan, or other debt. This debt can be problematic enough during marriage, but during a divorce, it can be debilitating. When many New York couples think about getting a divorce, they think about ...
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  • New York women may lose health insurance in the divorce

    || 5-Dec-2012

    Many families in New York rely on the health insurance plan provided by one party's employer. This makes sense until the couple gets a divorce. At that time, one of the parties may find themselves without health insurance. The party that normally ends up in that position is the woman. Children may be able to remain covered under an existing health insurance policy, but the same is not often ...
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  • New York divorce: Hiding assets could backfire

    || 27-Nov-2012

    Going through a divorce may be one of the hardest things any New York couple will ever go through. The emotional, financial and family trauma that often accompanies a divorce can be difficult to bear. Making it worse by hiding assets from your spouse will likely only cause further heartache. A study done by the National Endowment for Financial Education indicates that approximately one-third of ...
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  • Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif reach divorce settlement

    || 19-Nov-2012

    Many in New York may have already heard that Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif have come to an agreement after months of publicly attacking each other. At its height, the couple's very public divorce involved a temporary restraining order, nasty Facebook posts and accusations of abuse. The couple was married for 10 years before separating in July of this year. Maloof had accused her soon-to-be ...
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  • New York divorce: Social Security a consideration in grey divorce

    || 13-Nov-2012

    With an increasing number of couples over the age of 50 getting divorced after decades of being married, what happens to each party's potential Social Security check can become an issue. There are numerous financial issues to be resolved when a couple gets a divorce, but more New York couples who are getting what are termed "grey divorces" need to add this issue to the list. ...
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  • Co-parenting post-divorce isn't always easy for New York couples

    || 8-Nov-2012

    Co-parenting after a divorce isn't always easy. Many New York couples still have unresolved issues with each other that can get in the way. Being able to put aside those feelings of anger, hurt and resentment that lead to the divorce can be difficult, but the rewards in the long run may be worth it. Most parents in New York want what's best for their children. Even when a couple divorces, ...
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  • New York child support: What do to if you aren't the father

    || 2-Nov-2012

    Child support enforcement agencies are not infallible. Mistakes in identity of fathers are made all over the country, including in New York. Sometimes, when a child support case is initiated, the agency identifies the wrong man. This is just what happened to one man that received a letter from the Child Support Enforcement Agency in his county indicating that he had been identified by a woman as ...
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  • Divorce among older New York couples is on the rise

    || 24-Oct-2012

    Many in New York may not realize that the last two decades has seen a marked increase in couples over the age of 50 getting divorced. A good number of these couples from the baby boomer generation have been married more than 30 years and are now deciding to get a divorce. It's a trend that has been brought to light by the divorce announcements of celebrity couples such as Danny DeVito and Rhea ...
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  • Spousal secrets aren't so secret in today's tech-driven world

    || 17-Oct-2012

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted that he had secretly been supporting the child he had with his housekeeper. New York residents may not find this a surprise since rumors of infidelity have lingered around the celebrity former governor for years. Many may also not be surprised that the secret eventually came out and that it contributed to his divorce. In today's world, keeping secrets is more ...
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  • New York child support: Parents concerned about supporting kids

    || 10-Oct-2012

    These days, there are thousands of families struggling all over the country, including in New York. With the rising cost of just about everything and the continued high rate of joblessness, many parents are concerned with how they are going to support their children. When a couple gets divorced, the custodial parent may be concerned that the non-custodial parent may not be able to pay their child ...
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  • Prenup, postnup; it's never too late to protect one's interests

    || 3-Oct-2012

    The news is filled with stories of celebrity divorces these days. One thing that quite a few of the couples have in common is a prenuptial agreement. With the publicity that these agreements are getting these days, some New York couples may, in retrospect, wish they had signed a prenuptial agreement before they got married. The good news is, it's not too late. Married couples don't have to ...
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  • New York couples with cold feet may be headed for divorce

    || 26-Sep-2012

    With approximately half of all marriages said to be ending in divorce these days, it's no surprise that there are studies directed at finding the cause. One recent study suggests that divorce is more likely down the road when a bride has pre-wedding doubts about getting married in the first place. If a New York bride-to-be has a case of the jitters, perhaps a prenuptial agreement can put both ...
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  • New York divorce: Grammer settles with ex-wife for $30M

    || 20-Sep-2012

    With the number of celebrity couples getting divorced these days, people in New York won't be shocked to know that one more celebrity couple has finally reached a settlement in their divorce. What they may be shocked to find out, is that the couple didn't have a prenuptial agreement. When that happens, the settlement of property division issues in the divorce can get dicey and cost a lot ...
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