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Divorce rates decline in New York City, increase in Staten Island

According to data recently released by New York's Office of Court Administration, the divorce rate in New York City has recently been declining. Despite the overall trend, in two of the city's boroughs, Staten Island and the Bronx, it seems they are experiencing a small increase instead.

8 surprising divorce predictors

It's common sense that things like infidelity and domestic violence are common reasons people get divorced. But research has shown that there are many risk factors for divorce -- some of them really surprising.

Tax changes that newly-divorced people need to know about

As Tax Day approaches, there are a number of changes that you'll need to be aware of if your divorce was finalized last year. If you're contemplating or in the midst of a divorce, these changes are important to be aware of for the tax year that your divorce becomes final.

Going through a divorce? Are all your assets on the table?

Your marriage is over, and you and your spouse have decided to go your separate ways. When starting the divorce process, you both will be asked to make of list of your shared assets for review and division. If something on that list looks amiss or you feel that your spouse is hiding assets from you, what can you do?

What is a house 'buyout' during divorce?

When a couple divorces, the property is divided up according to the guidelines in that state. New York's equitable distribution law divides property fairly, depending on whether it is marital property (bought during the marriage), or separate property (owned before or somehow acquired separate from the marriage such as through an inheritance). If the house is separate property, it will belong to the owner after the divorce.

Unique circumstances come up in high-asset divorce cases

High-asset divorce is a complex situation that doesn't have any one-size-fits-all solution. If you are embarking upon a high-asset divorce, you have to look at the unique factors in your situation to determine what you are going to do at each step of the process. We know that you need a personalized solution to the situation. We can help you learn about the options that you have.

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