Monthly Archives: June 2017

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What is a Motion for Attorney’s Fees?

There are several different types of instances within a divorce where one might want to ask the court for attorney’s fees. In a matrimonial action, we might make a motion “pendente lite,” which means “pending the litigation,” for the moneyed spouse to pay the attorney’s fees for the spouse with less money. This type of [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:02:05+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Divorce Law|Comments Off on What is a Motion for Attorney’s Fees?

What is a Waiver of Estate Rights?

In New York, your spouse has something called a right of election. What this means is that no matter what you want to leave them in your will, they have a right to $50,000 plus one third of your estate. So for instance if you die with a will leaving your spouse out because perhaps [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:02:43+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Divorce Law, Estate Planning|Comments Off on What is a Waiver of Estate Rights?

Nesting: The Logistics of the “Family” Home

Nesting has become a popular concept for families of divorce lately, with articles in the New York Times and other well known publications. Nesting, if you are not familiar with the term, is when divorcing parents arrange for the children to remain in the family home while they each obtain a separate place to live. [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:03:21+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Nesting: The Logistics of the “Family” Home