Divorce Lawyers and Firms
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By Liz B. Gatsby

Whether or not your contested divorce can change to a mutual divorce depends on a lot of factors. One of the biggest is how many of your assets were marital property. If they were not, you won’t be able to get a mutual divorce. Also, you must follow some basic...
Divorce Lawyers and Firms
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By Liz B. Gatsby

A legal separation is a way for couples to end their marriage without filing for divorce. It is similar to a divorce in that the process is the same, including splitting up assets and debts. Although legal separation doesn’t terminate the marriage, it does cut off your ties with your...
Child Custody
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By Liz B. Gatsby

Establishing paternity is a legal process that helps establish fatherhood and allows a parent greater access to medical information and financial support for their child. Under the law, if a man is legally married to a woman who is pregnant, he is presumed to be the child’s legal father. You...
Celebrity Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

If you’re trying to settle your divorce without involving the court, you should consider contacting a family law attorney. Your attorney can help you reach an agreement without having to go to court and can even bring your case before a judge if you want. These attorneys specialize in the...
Divorce Law
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By Liz B. Gatsby

Spousal support is a form of alimony paid to the recipient by the paying spouse. In most cases, the amount paid is taxable for both the payor and the recipient, and can be deducted from one’s income. However, child support is not deductible. In the U.S., alimony payments are taxed...
Contested Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

Dissipation of marital assets is a serious matter. It can result in a loss of assets or the misuse of property that belonged to the couple. While dissipation of marital assets is not likely to result in a court order to dispose of the items, it can create a frustrating...
Contested Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

If you and your ex-partner have joint custody of your children, you may be wondering if you will still have to pay child support. This type of support is a legal requirement under New York law. It is paid by the non-custodial parent to help offset the costs of raising...
Celebrity Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

There are several reasons a mother may want to run away with her child. One common reason is abuse. If a mother is abusing alcohol, she may not be a good role model for her child. Another reason is neglect. If a mother fails to provide for the basic needs...
Main News
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By Liz B. Gatsby

In most cases, a father does not lose parental responsibility for his children. However, the court may remove parental responsibility if extreme circumstances exist. Often, this would be due to the father’s behavior or lack of involvement. For example, he may have delayed medical treatment for his son or wrote...
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Divorce Lawyers and Firms
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By Liz B. Gatsby

The average child support payment varies by state, so it can be difficult to figure out the exact amount you should expect to pay each month. To help you figure out how much you should expect, we’ve prepared a guide to child support calculations. This guide also includes information about...
Celebrity Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

There are a variety of reasons that a mother could lose custody of her children. One reason is serious neglect of the child. Failure to provide the child with food, shelter, medical care, and clothing can lead to the loss of custody. Another common reason is abuse or mental illness....
Celebrity Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

If both spouses agree that the marriage is no longer a valid one, the dissolution of the marriage can be finalized through a Joint Petition. It is a quick and affordable process with little legal back and forth. However, it is not a good option if both spouses are unwilling...
Contested Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

If you’ve recently got divorced, you might be wondering, “Can I get my maiden name back?” The answer is “yes.” In most cases, it’s possible to do so through a court order. If you’re able to obtain the divorce decree, you can use your maiden name on your legal documents....
Child Custody
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By Liz B. Gatsby

You can legally separate from your spouse in New York, but you must live apart for one year before filing for a divorce. It’s best to live separately for at least two years. You don’t have to list every address you have in New York, as long as you live...
Contested Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

How much child support does NY require you to pay? The answer to this question varies depending on your circumstances. New York State domestic relations law has child support guidelines that are designed to ensure consistency. Child support awards in New York are based on a parent’s Gross Income. This...
Child Custody
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By Liz B. Gatsby

When getting a divorce, it is essential that both parties be clear on the assets and debts they own and control. In New York, courts consider debt accumulation during the marriage as the responsibility of both parties. While this is true, a spouse may choose to control some of the...
Divorce Law
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By Liz B. Gatsby

When can my child decide which parent to live in? is a common question asked by divorcing parents. The answer depends on the situation. If the parents disagree, it can lead to a domestic court hearing and a decision on which parent the child lives with. Even if your child...
Celebrity Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

While some states are more likely to grant custody to one parent over the other, New York does not. In New York, courts consider certain factors when determining the best custody arrangement. Generally, courts will award custody to one parent when a parent’s involvement in the child’s upbringing will be...
Child Custody
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By Liz B. Gatsby

A common question is, Can a mother deny a father his child? The answer is probably yes, but there are some important things he should know. First, paternity is a legal concept that cannot be established through a birth certificate. The father must prove his relationship to the child in...
Divorce Lawyers and Firms
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By Liz B. Gatsby

If your ex remarries, you may be wondering whether you still have to pay child support. Although a remarriage is not always grounds for changing a child support obligation, the change can be a factor. Often, a new spouse is considered to be the stepparent of the children. Although this...
Contested Divorce
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By Liz B. Gatsby

A divorce is not the end of a wife’s legal rights, but it’s still upsetting to learn that her husband wants to restrict her from exercising certain professions. In Arizona, however, women’s rights are protected by the state’s laws, and you can enforce your rights as a wife even if...