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The perils of digitally spying during divorce

Family law attorneys are finding that divorcing spouses are increasingly turning to popular smart devices and software programs to spy on each other. This includes spyware apps that can track financial activity and communications on personal computers, GPS trackers that can be surreptitiously placed on a vehicle to find out where their spouse has been and "security" cameras that can capture who is coming into their homes or what's going on inside them.

Can an 'anonymous' divorce really protect your privacy?

Many high-profile couples have chosen to have their divorce filings listed as "Anonymous vs. Anonymous" to keep the details away from the media. Last fall, we discussed one such divorce -- that of former New York congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Financial planning is key during and after divorce

Even though divorce is often a highly emotional process, it's essential to remember that the financial decisions you make during this time could easily impact your economic well-being for the rest of your life. That's why, in addition to an experienced family law attorney, you should have a financial advisor on your team.

What you should know if your divorce involves a medical practice

When doctors who are in private practice divorce, that practice usually has to be handled differently than many other types of businesses would be. A person who isn't a doctor usually can't own a medical practice. Therefore, if the physician's spouse isn't also a doctor, he or she can't get part ownership of the practice in the divorce.

Making smart asset division decisions in divorce

When you're going through a divorce and dividing assets with your spouse, it's important to understand that what seems like an equal division of assets may not be. It's essential to look at what an asset is going to actually cost you in fees and taxes, for example.

High-profile couple asks for privacy in divorce

The troubled marriage and break-up of former congressman Anthony Weiner and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin have been fodder for the press here in New York and worldwide for some time. However, the couple is now seeking to keep the details of their divorce private.

Handling a child's wedding after your divorce

How do you handle all of the tricky aspects of etiquette when you're divorced (or divorcing) and it comes time for your adult child to get married? The odds are good that it's a bit of an uncomfortable situation, especially if you aren't on particularly rosy terms with your child's other parent or are still nursing your wounds from that relationship.

New York real estate mogul, wife told to expedite divorce

A New York real estate mogul is going public about his divorce from his wife of nearly six decades. The developer, 79-year-old Harry Macklowe, has been joking with reporters about the split. He says that he's offered his wife Linda, also 79, $1 billion to finalize the divorce. He says that this is half of his fortune.

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?

There are many ways that spouses can hide and undervalue assets

A problem that plagues many high-net-worth couples who divorce is a spouse who hides income and other assets so that his or her true net worth can't be determined and divided appropriately in the divorce settlement. Some people begin hiding assets long ahead of asking their spouse for a divorce or in anticipation that their spouse will seek one.

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