Recent Posts in Divorce Category

  • Check Out Our New Pages On Our Website And Our Office New Location

    || 6-Feb-2014

    In this blog post, I just wanted to provide all our followers and readers a little information about our firm. We recently relocated to 40 Garden Street Poughkeepsie, New York and we are very excited to be in our new building. We have an outstanding new office space right of the arterial in Poughkeepsie and are very happy in our new digs. Come by and pay us a visit if you are in teh neighborhood. ...
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  • In today's blog post, I discuss how we attorneys prepare for trial and how we think about your case when we are preparing for trial in a personal injury case. Chances are, if you are reading this blog post, you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and needs the help of an attorney. Well, how do we go about preparing you case for trial. I could sit here and write about the ...
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  • Happy Holidays to All Our Readers and Our Family of Clients

    || 24-Dec-2013

    From all of us at KVA, we would like to wish everyone a happy and joyous holiday season and a Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holidays, your family and friends. At times like these I like to reflect on what has transpired over the past year and to evaluate where we were a year ago and how far we have come. We have seen a few changes here at KVA with the introduction of our new website, the addition of ...
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  • New York divorce: Don't forget the kids' college education

    || 6-May-2013

    With so many issues to deal with when negotiating a settlement in a divorce, many people may inadvertently over look planning for college for the couple's children. For New York couples whose children are still relatively young when the couple gets a divorce, the topic of college may be the furthest thing from the parties' minds. However, taking the time to do a little advance preparation ...
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  • New York divorce: What happens when the woman makes more money?

    || 22-Apr-2013

    Traditionally, it has been the man that has been the main bread winner for the family. When it came time to divorce, it was the man that paid spousal support; and when a prenuptial agreement was negotiated, it was to protect the assets of the husband. This isn't necessarily the case anymore for New York couples. With many couples marrying later in life, the possibility of the woman being the ...
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  • New York divorce: Things to do after the divorce is done

    || 19-Apr-2013

    Many people in New York may believe that once a couple steps out of the courtroom with a divorce settlement signed by the judge that they are done. The marriage may be officially over, but that doesn't mean there isn't still work to be done. As the divorce is finalized, there are many papers to be signed. Depending on the assets involved in the settlement, there may be sale papers or ...
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  • New York divorce: Harold Hamm's ex may get up to $5 billion

    || 9-Apr-2013

    Many people in New York know that the rich and famous often rely on a prenuptial agreement to protect their fortunes in the event of a divorce. However, prenuptial agreements are not always as air tight as people think. When a couple gets a divorce, issues such as infidelity can often make such an agreement invalid. This may be the case for Harold Hamm, an oil billionaire who is getting a divorce ...
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  • New York divorce: Beware of making these mistakes

    || 29-Mar-2013

    Many people in New York can attest to the fact that panic is often one of the first emotions when they hear that their spouse wants a divorce. There are so many uncertainties that accompany getting a divorce that it would be easy to freeze and just let it happen. Instead of doing that, finding out what rights and responsibilities each party has to one another and any children may need to be a ...
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  • New York divorce: Is a secret bank account a good idea?

    || 27-Feb-2013

    Whether it's because one spouse is the main breadwinner or happens to better at budgeting, one person in a marriage tends to be the keeper of the finances. Most everyone in New York knows that money issues are often a point of contention when a couple is facing the end of their marriage. Divorce can be difficult enough, but for the spouse that isn't the main breadwinner or the keeper of ...
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  • New York City business may not survive bitter divorce

    || 9-Feb-2013

    An ice cream shop in New York City's East Village may not survive the divorce battle being fought by its owners. When the couple opened the shop in 2008, they were still married. They may not have thought at that time that they would end up in divorce court fighting over whether to keep the shop open. The couple got divorced last year, but they are still fighting over the business. According ...
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  • New York divorce: Keeping the cost of a divorce down

    || 23-Jan-2013

    When considering divorce, many couples in New York may be focusing on the major issues involved such as property division, child custody and child support. What may not readily be considered is how much it may cost to get through the divorce process. There are ways to keep the cost of divorce reasonable and still ensure a fair and equitable settlement. Having a support system is essential during a ...
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  • Financial tips for those in New York contemplating divorce

    || 4-Jan-2013

    As many in New York can attest, it's not always easy to decide to end a marriage. For some, it can be an all-consuming process to come to the decision to divorce. Once the decision is made, many people are left wondering what they should do next. Not surprisingly, one of the biggest parts of a divorce involves finances. Therefore, one of the first steps a person should take after deciding to ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Divorce may be best option for some New York couples

    || 7-Sep-2012

    Everyone makes mistakes -- some are just bigger than others. There are times when two people who thought they could spend the rest of their lives together discover that just isn't possible and find they want a divorce. New York couples who find themselves in this position may be better off apart. Sometimes, couples need to satisfy themselves that they have tried everything to stay together. ...
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  • New York divorce: if you can't post nice things, don't post at all

    || 28-Aug-2012

    More and more people are using content from social media sites like Facebook against each other. Couples in New York who are getting a divorce will often scour their soon to be ex-spouse's Facebook page for anything they can use against them. One could say that the old adage that says "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" could be changed to "if you ...
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  • Most young New York couples expect never to divorce

    || 23-Aug-2012

    Most people in New York have heard the statistic that indicates that 50 percent of all marriages will end in divorce. Despite this, it appears that a large percentage of young couples expect their marriage to stand the test of time. Additionally interesting, according to one survey, the majority of young people who are most determined to avoid divorce have parents who were divorced. Meanwhile, ...
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  • New York trusts may protect assets in a divorce

    || 2-Aug-2012

    Getting married is supposed to be the happiest time in every New York couple's life. No one wants to think about protecting themselves in the event of a divorce before they have even said I do. However, with more couples getting married later in life, each party has had more of a chance to accumulate wealth and assets prior to marriage. With the amount of high profile divorces in the news ...
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  • Division of property can be harder the second time around

    || 25-Jul-2012

    Most people in New York who have been divorced once are cautious when they contemplate getting married a second time. It's reasonable to think people wonder if it will work the second time around or end in divorce yet again. The crux of those thoughts though may be about heartbreak, not necessarily about division of property and assets in a second divorce. Recovering from a first divorce can ...
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