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The Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce

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The Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce
There is a difference between a Legal Separation and Divorce in the eyes of the court in New York State. The first makes it legally easier for reconciliation, while Divorce is intended as a permanent dissolution of a marriage contract. The decision is often one of the most difficult you'll ever have - and it's important to speak with a family lawyer during such an emotional time to understand the differences when it comes to legal and financial obligations.
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Categories: | Tags: Family Law , Legal Separation , Divorce | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1307)
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Determining Child Custody in NY

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Determining Child Custody in NY
The separation of a child’s parents is a very traumatic event in the child’s life. Ideally, the parents can come to an agreement on what’s best for the child in terms of custody and visitation, and then formalize the agreement in the courts. When this is not possible, NY State courts will do their best to determine what is best for the child (or children) through Family Court and the divorce proceedings – that is their essential goal with custody.
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Categories: | Tags: Family Law , Divorce , Child Custody , Legal Custody , Physical Custody | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1239)
Protect Public Benefits for a Disabled Loved One with a Special Needs Trust
Special benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, help people with disabilities manage their long-term care needs. However, eligibility for these benefits are contingent on the individual’s income and assets, which can change as a result of a settlement or inheritance. That’s one of the primary issues Special Needs Trusts are intended to help remedy.
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Categories: | Tags: Estate Planning , Trusts , Special Needs Trusts , Family Law , Public Benefits , Medicare , SSI | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1117)
Alimony Law (Maintenance Law) in NY State; Determining Settlement Amounts
Alimony or “spousal support” in New York State is referred to by the courts as Maintenance. It’s a monetary amount mandated by the courts for one spouse to pay the “supported spouse” during and/or after divorce proceedings - and is considered separately from Child Support. In NY State, there's a simple formula for calculating Temporary Maintenance award amounts; Post-divorce Maintenance is more complex.
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Categories: | Tags: Family Law , Divorce Law , Alimony , Temporary Maintenance , Post-divorce Maintenance | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1414)
Do You Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested, No-Fault Divorce?
Going through an Uncontested, No-Fault divorce doesn’t mean it won’t be a very challenging time for you. Uncontested and No-Fault are legal terms – they don’t represent all the emotional turmoil that rushes across you when you’re in the midst of a divorce. But if the legal aspects of it are all straightforward, the last thing you want to do is incur more financial costs just to have a Lawyer fill out the paperwork for you, right? Even if that’s all your lawyer did for you, you still may no...
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Categories: | Tags: Family Law , Divorce , Uncontested Divorce , No-Fault Divorce , Divorce Law | Comments: (0) | View Count: (999)