Tips That Can Help Start a New Life After Divorce

Anyone who has walked through the isle of divorce knows how terrifying divorce can be. The fact is, starting a solo life after divorce is not easy due to the magnitude of emotions you will have to deal with. The good news is that there’s still light at the end of the tunnel. Though your…

Signs Your Spouse Is Planning A Divorce

If your spouse tells you that the marriage is over, or that they need a divorce, believe them irrespective of the context. When you find a card to a divorce attorney, and you discover your spouse is staying away from home than usual, you should be concerned.  It is better to be prepared than to…

5 Keys to a Peaceful Divorce

You decided to finally separate from your spouse. Fortunately, your spouse felt the same way. But is that all? There is no denying that divorce can be one of the most challenging periods of one’s life. The emotions might be overwhelming, but understand that divorce can be your stepping stone to something greater. When you…

Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Children

During divorce, it is easy to get lost in your emotions and forget that the kids have theirs to process. Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but divorce has profound effects on your kids than you might want to admit. The short-term benefits are often psychological, while the long term spans from the repercussions of…

How to File for a No-Fault Divorce

In a no-fault divorce, you don’t need to prove any wrongdoing for divorce to be processed. Over 17 states in the US practice a no-fault divorce, including our dear New York City, California, and even Kentucky.  If your state doesn’t recognize no-fault divorce, you can always file based on your spouse’s conduct. In a no-fault…

How Does Cheating Affect your Divorce

A lot can lead to divorce, and one of the worst is infidelity. If you can prove to the honorable court that your spouse cheated, you have a better chance of getting the terms you ask for. However, due to the ‘no fault’ factor, divorce no longer has a huge play since divorce can be…

How to Help your Child through Divorce

Divorce can be life-altering for the couples involved, and even worse when a little child is in the picture. Trying to explain the circumstances to your little one might feel like a gut punch, but the right approach will make the process a lot easier. It is important to pay attention to what your kids…

Key Differences Between Separation and Divorce

An unhappy marriage can be life draining, making you feel as if you’re stuck in a wall. If such a feeling should continue, you might feel the need to escape from such a relationship, hence turning to divorce or legal separation. However, we use the term interchangeably, which is wrong, as they are both different…

How Long Does a Divorce Take in New York?

Going through a divorce is like forcing yourself to gulp down a bitter pill, and you’re bound to be under a lot of stress and pressure until it is finalized. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the divorce process, hence the reason divorcing couples often wonder how long a divorce takes…

Holiday Visitation Schedule for Divorced Parents

Losing a part of yourself in a divorce is tough and could break even the strongest of people, but what hurts most is not being able to spend some time with your kids once the divorce has been finalized. Having a visitation schedule for divorced parents prevents quarrels over who has the kids at any…

Things to Avoid During the Holidays After a Divorce

Being divorced can make one lonely and depressed, especially during the holidays. Instead of seeing the holidays as a challenge to get through, you should perceive it as an opportunity to explore other things that will benefit you. As a divorcee, you may be deprived of the messages and well wishes that come during the…

Should I Delay Divorce Until After the Holidays?

So, the holiday is almost here, and you find yourself unable to stand your spouse another minute, talk of going through another superficial dinner with your in-laws who might be ignorant of what you’re going through? You need out. As soon as possible, right? But before you take that leap, take a deep breath and…

How Child Support is Determined

If you have kids and you’re going through a divorce, you probably have thought about child support. Every state in the US has a formula for calculating how much child support is paid, and judges use this formula to eliminate any question of unfairness to ensure a smooth transition for both parties involved. Although child…

Top Financial Reasons the Lead to Divorce

It might come as a shocker, but money is the number one thing that couples tend to fight about most of the time. Sometimes, these issues might even spring up before saying ‘I do’.  If you find yourself arguing about money or financial matters before or after marriage, it is no brainer that it will…

Buyer Beware: Discount Legal Service Providers

When looking for the best legal representation, most people often implore the services of discounted legal services. However, these documents always lack important details or perhaps fail to address the purpose of the issue. A lot of people prefer to use legal service providers that offer a deep discount, which in most cases does more…

Can I Use the Same Divorce Attorney as My Spouse?

Divorcing couples often wonder if they can hire one attorney, to save cost, you know… Many a time, it is merely one of the parties trying to be sneaky. If your spouse advised using one attorney, it should trigger your spidey senses. The reason is this – they could be trying to acquire an undue…

Paternity Rights: What you need to know

Times have changed when it seems as if fathers don’t have rights to their children. It is often presumed that the child is better off with the mother, while the father pays child support, and is told when to visit. However, more and more fathers are stepping up, recognizing their rights, and fighting for them.…

Working With a 50/50 Parenting Schedule

Divorce is naturally complicated when a child or children are involved, particularly when it comes to child support. Most parents maintain touch with their children after divorce by creating a 50/50 parenting schedule. With such a plan, both parents ensure that they have the most possible impact on their children’s life, notwithstanding their divorce. And,…

How you can make the most of parenting time post-divorce

Just concluded a divorce? The feeling and emotional trauma that comes with a divorce may be pretty difficult to handle. But there’s a much more challenging task ahead, “becoming a single parent!” Having a kid or kids during a marriage means you get a fair share of parenting time in the event of a divorce,…

Co-Parenting During the Holidays

Seeing eye to eye with your ex can be quite challenging, and the holiday might be tougher without the right tips up your sleeve. However, co-parenting shouldn’t be a hurdle when you understand not only how to co-parent, but coexist with your ex. Jokes aside, it is never an easy route, but treating this newfound…

Soren – Estate Planning Considerations For Divorcing Couples

Soren – Estate Planning Considerations For Divorcing Couples You thought you had it under control. You had carefully planned your life with your spouse, even set up trusts to take care of your estate while you’re gone. And then, out of the blue, divorce struck! Maybe you saw it coming, or not. But the question…

What are the Differences between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?

What are the Differences between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce? When it comes to Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce, our clients often have tons of questions to ask. One of these questions is the difference between these two elements of divorce. Although neither of these options is best or perhaps, worst… rather depends on the nature of…

How Long Does A Divorce Take In Staten Island?

How Long Does A Divorce Take In Staten Island? Divorce is rarely a great time, a time of a rollercoaster of emotions you never knew you had.  This horrible feeling is why most people want to get over their divorce as soon as possible. In frustration, they keep asking their attorney when it will end.…

Millennial‌ ‌Marriages: ‌Prenups‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌Rise‌

Unlike years ago, prenuptial agreement is skyrocketing like never before. First comes love, and the next minute, a prenup is already in the discussion. As you may have already known, a prenup is a legal document that outlines how couples can share their assets after divorce. According to a study by Matrimonial Lawyer, prenup is…

Benefits of mediation when divorcing during a pandemic

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 lockdown took a toll on the overall mental state of the global populace; even the most loving lovers split apart without cause. Businesses are closing up, with virtual learning and face mask becoming part of our intrinsic nature. With couples spending every inch of their time together, it…

How to Make a 50/50 Parenting Schedule Work

After a divorce, parents often want to maintain an equal and ongoing relationship with their child. Making this arrangement work requires you and your former spouse to make your homes and interactions positive. Sticking to three main points can help you make a 50/50 parenting schedule work. Make Both Homes Your Child’s Home No matter…

Going Through Divorce? Here’s How To Find Calm in The Chaos

What does divorce mean? Transition, change, upheaval, uncertainty.  Sound familiar? Read more here Reposted from gabriellehartley.com with permission from Gabrielle Hartley. She collaborates with Soren Law Group and is not employed by the firm. This content is meant purely for educational discussion of legal product and service design. It contains general information about legal matters.…

What is Mediation and What Are My Divorce Choices?

Whether you have a hotly litigated case in court,  you share crumb cake and coffee in your mediator’s office, or you mediate online, divorce is never easy. Especially if you have been hurt or if you feel financially unstable, all too often, there’s the idea that taking your soon to be ex to court is…

Prenuptial Agreements

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: What Should Yours Cover? While you don’t want to think about the potential for divorce, it’s a reality of many relationships. A pre-nuptial agreement can help you even if you don’t go through a divorce down the road. Pre-nuptial agreements are different for everyone, so talking to a divorce attorney will help you…

COVID-19 and Future Custody Determinations

Parental behavior today can affect judicial decisions in the future: A view from the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial Cases By Jeffrey Sunshine | March 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM At this time of an historic health emergency, strains could appear in an intact relationship, while in a fractured relationship those strains and disputes become…

Estate Planning Considerations for Divorcing Couples

Estate Planning Considerations for Divorcing Couples When you’re going through a divorce, estate planning is a necessary but sometimes tedious process. It’s not just rewriting your wills, either. Estate planning can rearrange several areas of your old life and rework them to suit your new one. Whether you have children or are merely sorting your…

What are the Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?

What are the Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce? The divorce process is unavoidably stressful, even if you and your former partner have an amicable relationship. In these cases, you may want to avoid going to court, instead of settling your affairs privately with a lawyer. Mediation and collaborative divorce processes both allow you to…

Co-Parenting: Where Do I Start?

When you’re going through a divorce or separation involving children, one of the hardest parts is deciding how you and your former partner will parent going forward. If the two of you have an amicable relationship, co-parenting may work to both your benefit and your children’s. But where should you start? What is Co-Parenting? Many…

Putting Children First: How the Collaborative and Mediation Process Can Help in Separation and Divorce

Putting Children First: How the Collaborative and Mediation Process Can Help in Separation and Divorce When you have children, the process of separation or divorce becomes more complicated than it would be with just two people. It may benefit everyone to use a collaborative or mediation process when going through a divorce or separation. What…