February 2013 Archives

How to remain financially independent during and after marriage

Since many men and women in Manhattan and throughout New York City come into a marriage with significant assets, it's a good idea for these couples to lay out their individual finances in a prenuptial agreement. Security, clarity and peace of mind are all benefits of a prenup, and some people may even want to draft a postnuptial agreement just to be sure.

Whisky or white zin? Is the difference divorce?

New Yorkers who like to imbibe in the occasional cocktail (or even those who don't) may be interested in a recent study about married couples' drinking habits. In particular, the study asked how alcohol consumption affects divorce rates.

Brendan Fraser in complex child support dispute

In New York and New Jersey, parents who are no longer together have to come to child custody and support agreements that protect the best interests of the children. In matters of child custody, considerations obviously include the children's emotional and intellectual development over time, and visitation arrangements have to be upheld by both parents.

Prenuptial agreements with a personal touch

People have come to call them "lifestyle clauses." They're stipulations that spouses-to-be include in their prenuptial agreements, in which now the protection of the individuals' property and monetary assets are not the only concern.

New York Yankees partner in bitter divorce battle

Many divorces are contentious, but some can be downright acrimonious, especially when significant amounts of money are involved. When dealing with a high net worth divorce, many people will go to great lengths to ensure that they get their fair share.

Manhattan divorce threatens popular business

Property division can be a tedious and emotional process when any couple decides to call it quits. Co-ownership of a small business can add to the level of conflict in a divorce and dramatically impact the future income and lifestyle of both parties. A Manhattan couple is currently facing these issues as they battle over the future of their vegan ice cream shop.

Father drops charges against mother who allegedly kidnapped girl

Often in a divorce situation involving children, fathers seem to get left out in the cold. While they may be asked to pay child support, their relationship with their children is often ignored. Yet, when considering what is in the best interests of the child, a father's custody rights are an important part of the equation. To preserve their relationship with their child, many fathers must fight for their rights. Yet, even when granted shared or primary custody, as one New York case shows, a father sometimes must continue fighting.

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