Returning to your former last name following a divorce in New York
Upon divorcing, if you changed your last name during the marriage, you may wish to go back to using your previous name. Although there is no law in New York that prohibits returning to your prior surname in social settings, for legal purposes, (driver’s license, passport, financial transactions, etc.) there are a few steps that…Read More
Why is January “Divorce Month”?
For quite some time, the month of January has unofficially been considered “Divorce Month”, or the biggest month for initiating a divorce. But what’s the reason behind this phenomenon? Many legal experts believe that it’s due to the number of couples who consider it sooner but wish to hold off until after the holidays are…Read More
Finding a Quality Mediator
Planning on Divorce? Consider Mediation The decision by you or your spouse to divorce is the first of many difficult decisions you will face in navigating your future. Decisions will have to be made in areas that often include deciding on each party’s financial rights and obligations, the division of assets, parenting schedules, and even…Read More
Tips for Divorced Parents on Getting Through the Holidays
Navigating the holidays can be rough if you are divorced and do not enjoy a good working relationship with the other parent. But don’t give up hope. Presuming a properly prepared parenting plan and clear communication, you and your children can certainly get through it. Parenting Plans are Crucial A parenting plan should be part…Read More