Divorce

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020
From a legal perspective, “divorce” is simply the formal process of ending the marriage contract. Anyone who has ever been touched by this process, though, knows that the real thing isn’t quite that simple. Because—no offense to the legal definition or anything—but it doesn’t recognize the emotional toll divorce can have on a family. With [...]

Children

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020

Divorcing couples might not see eye to eye on much, however, those with children can usually agree that no one is more important the littlest of their brood. In fact, minor children are often the main reason people put off divorce, as many parents worry about how a divorce may impact their child. Luckily for […]

Finances

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020
One of the biggest reasons divorce takes so long, is property and debt division. After all, it’s not just a relationship you’ve been sharing with your spouse, it’s money, property, and other tangible assets, too, and it can take a while to untangle all those years shared ownership. Especially when everything has to be analyzed [...]

Mediation & Collaborative Law

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020
Divorce does not have to be a long, drawn out, courtroom battle. In fact, many couples opt to avoid the drama, cost, and emotional stress of a court-based divorce process by pursuing either mediation or a collaborative divorce. These out-of-court options for divorce in New York are excellent options for nearly every couple looking to [...]

Prenuptial Agreements

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020
A prenuptial agreement is a written contract, signed by two persons are planning to marry, which outlines how the parties wish to divide assets and income in the event of divorce. It is a powerful document for so many reasons – and one which often gets a bad rap. However, in recent years, prenuptial agreements [...]

Adoptions

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020
Parenting isn’t easy. That saying has never been more accurate when you are creating or expanding your family by adoption. Whether you are considering a step parent adoption, a second parent adoption, or possibly adopting domestically or internationally, it is important to understand the road ahead so that you can plan as best you can [...]

Spousal Maintenance

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020

Dedicating one’s personal talents and strengths toward building a family is a beautiful, and incredibly worthwhile experience. However, the pursuit of this joint endeavor can sometimes come at the expense of one spouse’s career or employment advancement. While married, these sacrifices aren’t usually a big deal. In the post-divorce world, though, they can suddenly become […]

Child Support

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020
For divorcing parents, some of the most common concerns revolve around child support. Because raising a child is tough. And expensive. From diapers, to cheddar bunnies, to school clothes, to college, the cost of raising a child only increases, the longer they’re alive. So, naturally, this can beg some pretty serious questions about where that [...]

Child Custody

laurenhuntesq October 10, 2020
Parents want nothing less than the very best for their child. This is true whether the couple remains married or takes a different path; one towards divorce. If you are facing divorce, one of your primary worries is likely, “how is this going to impact my children?” This is a normal, and completely understandable, question. [...]