What happens to your coop when you get divorced? Who gets what?

So it is possible, post-split, that a board could withdraw its approval of the now single tenant. The board conceivably could force a sale of the coop

So it is possible, post-split, that a board could withdraw its approval of the now single tenant. The board conceivably could force a sale of the coop

Do American divorce lawyers have a legal duty to report tax cheats and tax dodgers?

a UK law, dating back to 2003 makes it a legal duty for divorce solicitors in the UK to report “suspicions” of tax dodging and tax cheating to the National Criminal Intelligence Service pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act. This anti money laundering legislation “applied to the transfer of assets from a person to their ex spouse on divorce.” Do American divorce lawyers have a similar duty?

a UK law, dating back to 2003 makes it a legal duty for divorce solicitors in the UK to report “suspicions” of tax dodging and tax cheating to the National Criminal Intelligence Service pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act. This anti money laundering legislation “applied to the transfer of assets from a person to their ex spouse on divorce.” Do American divorce lawyers have a similar duty?

Pensions & divorce: What rights do you have?

As a general rule, pensions are marital property. You have a right to the share of your spouse’s pension even if you have been divorced décades before your spouse retires. Like real estate, stocks, and cash, pensions will be divided up between the two people after a divorce.

As a general rule, pensions are marital property. You have a right to the share of your spouse’s pension even if you have been divorced décades before your spouse retires. Like real estate, stocks, and cash, pensions will be divided up between the two people after a divorce.

The Marital Residence: Who gets it after divorce?

Memories are hard to let go For many couples, one of the biggest and most difficult issues is the marital residence. Who gets it after a divorce? For couples of modest and ordinary means (as compared to affluent couples) the marital residence is usually the main asset, the biggest most valuable thing they own together. … Continue reading “The Marital Residence: Who gets it after divorce?”

LOS ANGELES: Can Jamie McCourt win motion to “set aside” divorce settlement from ex husband Frank McCourt?

But even assuming there was a mutual mistake or even fraud, can Mrs McCourt set aside the settlement? It depends more than likely on the language used in the settlement. Did the lawyers leave wiggle room to reopen in the event of changed circumstances? Did she waive all future rights? Was there actual fraud and misrepresentation? Did Mr McCourt know at the time of the settlement that the team was worth $2 billion dollars? Did Jamie’s lawyers perform their due diligence during the discovery process? There are so many questions, so many factors that could tip the scales in this situation. But stand by till November for an update. This apparently is when the case for a set aside will be heard in California Superior Court.

But even assuming there was a mutual mistake or even fraud, can Mrs McCourt set aside the settlement? It depends more than likely on the language used in the settlement. Did the lawyers leave wiggle room to reopen in the event of changed circumstances? Did she waive all future rights? Was there actual fraud and misrepresentation? Did Mr McCourt know at the time of the settlement that the team was worth $2 billion dollars? Did Jamie’s lawyers perform their due diligence during the discovery process? There are so many questions, so many factors that could tip the scales in this situation. But stand by till November for an update. This apparently is when the case for a set aside will be heard in California Superior Court.

Hidden costs of divorce: you will never suspect how much you actually pay to get divorced

Children: Divorce takes a toll on children. This is often a hidden cost. Sometimes, the effects of divorce on children is a stealth expense. You can’t really see it; you don’t know exactly when you lost your kids and may not even trace it back to pain from your divorce. But children suffer a great deal from their parents divorce. They suffer emotionally, economically, socially, educationally, mentally.

Children: Divorce takes a toll on children. This is often a hidden cost. Sometimes, the effects of divorce on children is a stealth expense. You can’t really see it; you don’t know exactly when you lost your kids and may not even trace it back to pain from your divorce. But children suffer a great deal from their parents divorce. They suffer emotionally, economically, socially, educationally, mentally.

5 Divorce secrets you need to know to win your divorce case

Strategies to win your divorce case: 5 Secrets of how the divorce process works and what you should do to protect yourself
TAKE NOTE THAT: The longer you’ve been married, the more respect you get, the more assets you get.

Strategies to win your divorce case: 5 Secrets of how the divorce process works and what you should do to protect yourself
TAKE NOTE THAT: The longer you’ve been married, the more respect you get, the more assets you get.

DIVORCE HELP: 8 questions answered by a divorce lawyer

What are the grounds for divorce?In every state in the United States, divorce can be obtained with no grounds. All a party has to say is that the marriage is over and he or she can get a divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences.”

What are the grounds for divorce?In every state in the United States, divorce can be obtained with no grounds. All a party has to say is that the marriage is over and he or she can get a divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences.”

A New York City Divorce Attorney in defense of divorce lawyers

I read with interest this article the other day on the Huffington Post and it was written by divorce lawyer Ms. Etezad Rachman.  And this is an excerpt from her article: There is only one sure bet about divorce, and that is this: hiring a divorce lawyer will only make things more expensive and nasty.  I … Continue reading “A New York City Divorce Attorney in defense of divorce lawyers”

MASSACHUSETTS: Sex in the Divorce

Sex in the Divorce An article I recently read  about a draft bill in Massachusetts that proposes a ban on sex or dating in the marital residence without prior judicial consent pending the finalization of the divorce action, inspired this post. Can a judge legally forbid an adult, who happens to be in the midst of … Continue reading “MASSACHUSETTS: Sex in the Divorce”

The no-fault divorce revisited: Is your divorce anyone else’s business?

An article on the Huffington Post gave me pause just now.  The author Fred Silberberg stated that in New York you can get divorced and the public has no right to be there in the court room. That the court proceedings are not open to the public. I was not aware of that. I have … Continue reading “The no-fault divorce revisited: Is your divorce anyone else’s business?”

Do divorce lawyers really need to have a “mobile” website to stay competitive?

Avvo.com ran an interesting article the other day about mobile websites. Apparently most Americans now own smartphones and it is from their smartphone that they search the internet, not from their ipad or from a pc. That is passe, actually–searching the Internet from a pc or tablet. Most people (count me out) are very tech … Continue reading “Do divorce lawyers really need to have a “mobile” website to stay competitive?”

Katy Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand raises important questions about what “community property” means

I confess that I don’t really know anything about Katy Perry. I’ve heard her name and I know she sings but beyond that, nada. Don’t follow the girl, couldn’t identify a song as being hers, and probably never will. But I know she’s huge and I see her in the gossip magazines and I know … Continue reading “Katy Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand raises important questions about what “community property” means”

NEW YORK: DIVORCE & The GIFT TAX

NEW YORK DIVORCE & THE GIFT TAX With some exceptions, any transfer of property is subject to the gift tax, including transfers made pursuant to a settlement agreement in a divorce action. That is the general rule. So generally, your settlement agreement would, or is supposed to be, subject to the gift tax as prescribed by … Continue reading “NEW YORK: DIVORCE & The GIFT TAX”

The eternal marriage is an increasingly Jurassic notion: Is it time to change the marriage vows “till death do us part”?

The eternal marriage is as passe as the dinosaur: Could it be time to change the marriage vows? I don’t pretend to understand what “divorce rates” actually mean; I frankly think a lot of those statistics are ludicrous and meaningless. But let’s assume that 50% of marriages will end in divorce at some point in … Continue reading “The eternal marriage is an increasingly Jurassic notion: Is it time to change the marriage vows “till death do us part”?”