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How can I find all the hidden marital assets in my divorce?

When New Yorkers file for divorce, sometimes discovering all of their spouses' assets can be like going on a treasure hunt. There are many tactics used by divorcing spouses to hide or devalue assets from their wives and husbands. It can be nearly impossible to get a true accounting of one's actual financial picture without hiring a forensic accountant. Experienced divorce attorneys know that hiring one to ferret out hidden assets is essential to their clients.

Factors affecting child custody in New York City

Child custody cases in New York City and elsewhere all have one common denominator -- the court tries to determine what is in the best interests of the child(ren). When the parents can't agree on custodial matters between themselves, these are some of the factors a judge may take into consideration when rendering a decision in the matter.

What are the do's and don'ts for New York dads in a divorce?

Manhattan dads going through a divorce can feel like they are already behind the eight ball when it comes to getting custody of the kids in a divorce. Below are some do's and don'ts to increase your chances for a good outcome in the case.

The value of establishing paternity and gaining fathers' rights

Whichever way one chooses to view the situation, there seems to be a lot of hurdles in the way of fathers who are looking to claim their rights as a dad. Often, the child's mother is against the notion and since men don't carry and give birth to children, it can be a challenge to establish fatherhood.

Prenuptial agreements are not ironclad

Many New York couples contemplating marriage agree to sign prenuptial agreements, thinking that these documents will stand up in any divorce court and protect their interests and future resources. While prenups are definitely a good idea when there is significant wealth or even the potential for same, it's important to realize that few are actually ironclad.

How do I get my fair share in a high asset divorce?

This is a question many people embroiled in a high asset divorce hesitate to ask. Many times, these people are afraid they may appear greedy or opportunistic if they focus on property division. However, it is never a bad idea to consider one's own best interests during divorce, particularly one that involves high assets. After all, it usually takes two people to cultivate a relationship and accrue the financial assets involved in some marriages, so it makes sense for both parties to want their fair share.

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