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National Association of Divorce Professionals Conference 2019

I just returned from three days at the National Association of Divorce Professionals (I am a divorce mediator member) conference in Fort Lauderdale. It is an organization which has the mission of making the divorce process better by solving all of the parties’ issues. The organization includes professionals in four areas, legal, mental health, financial […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On March 20, 2019
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What’s the Difference between You Guys and an Online Service?

Recently, we had a former divorce client call us with happy news! She is getting married! Both parties have children from their former relationships, professional practices and assets that they would like to go to their respective children when they pass away. Understandably, our former client was a bit concerned about what might happen should […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On October 19, 2017
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What is a QDRO?

A QDRO is a qualified domestic relations order. This is an order regarding retirement accounts. In a divorce, retirement accounts are frequently the subject of equitable distribution. Each party would be entitled to their marital share of the other’s retirement accounts. An evaluation is performed using what is known as the Majauskas formula. This formula […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On August 11, 2017
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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. […]

What Do You Mean I’m Not Really Married? Or Not Really Divorced?

When people call our office asking about divorce or family court issues, we tell them the various documents we need to look at in order to best advise them. One of the documents we want to look at is their marriage certificate. Often, we have people who consider themselves married, have lived together for years, […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On April 27, 2017
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Why having a pre-nuptial agreement discussion may result in a stronger marriage.

Most couples get together based on attraction, discuss one or two main expectations or goals, fall in love and decide to get married without considering a pre-nuptial agreement. They then focus on wedding plans, thinking that if they can negotiate a large event between two families and come out unscathed by the wedding date that […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On March 30, 2017
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Why Annulment is Not Easier than Getting Divorced in New York

When New York required fault grounds prior to 2010, people who were married only a short time and had no children might have considered annulment rather than divorce proceedings. Now that New York has divorce based on irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, annulment in New York is actually more complicated than divorce. Just like New […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On September 30, 2016
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