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January 2017 Archives

What are the rules for residency in a New York divorce?

With any New York State divorce, there are certain rules that must be followed under the law. This is true whether it is a high-profile couple with a significant asset division to be navigated or a couple of lesser means who are planning to divorce. Understanding the residency requirements is particularly important for those who are considered wealthy. This is because these couples might have multiple residences and if they are planning to divorce in New York, they must know the applicable laws.

Did you know January is unofficially "Divorce Month?"

The holiday season often plays an important role for spouses in a marriage on the ropes. With parties and dinners among family and friends, it is often difficult to hide any animosity or friction between each spouse during these times. If children are involved, the spouses may try to seem like everything is copasetic in an effort to not spoil the holidays for the kids. And then real moment of truth often comes on New Year's Eve, a time often spent reflecting on the past year and looking forward and determining what the future brings.

Tarek El Moussa of "Flip or Flop" fame files for divorce

Our readers may know friendly real estate agents Christina and Tarek El Moussa from the popular HGTV television show "Flop or Flop," as they buy distressed homes and property and "flip" them for profit. Unfortunately, it appears that the end is near for the couple, as husband Tarek El Moussa has filed for divorce from Christina following seven years of marriage.

What can child support be used for in New York?

There are many factors that are taken into consideration when determining child support in New York. First and foremost, it is important to understand that the goal of the courts is to assure that every step is taken in protecting the well-being of the child or children involved in the divorce. This is the court's primary and most important focus.

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