cheating and divorce

He Cheated On Me, How Much Alimony Can I Get In New York

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The recent tax overhaul passed by Congress will reach every corner of American life — even divorce. One provision throws out a 75-year-old deduction for alimony. The new laws won’t go into effect until 2019, so anyone divorcing before then is safe. Divorce experts are worrying the change will make divorce negotiations harder and end […]

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Gay divorce

539 U.S. 558

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Problems Escalate When Legislation Lags Behind Life In a rambling, 16-thousand word decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a Texas statute declaring it a crime for two people, of the same sex, to participate in specific intimate sexual conduct violated the Due Process Clause of the Constitution. Despite the length, states are still struggling […]

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Bitcoins in divorce

Cryptocurrency and High Net Worth Divorce

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Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin is a global, digital currency. A cryptocurrency doesn’t exist in the tangible world — it’s all virtual. Bitcoins move around the Internet anonymously and can be hard to trace. Users don’t need to provide names or other forms of ID as the money is banked in the cloud. Bitcoin is becoming […]

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divorce during retirement

Honey, I Shrunk The 401K

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When Lance and Cynthia Baldwin talked to their attorneys about a divorce after seven years of marriage, the first question each lawyer asked was not, “Who will get custody of the children,” it was “What will you do about the 401(k)?” In a situation which occurs often but is not understood well, a lifetime of […]

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Divorce FAQ

Name 4,000 Things We Don’t Have In Common

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“I’m never getting married again,” said a thrice-divorced man to his friend. “I’m just going to find a woman I hate and buy her house.” The man’s idea of shortening the gap between finding “Mrs. Right” and divorce court is becoming truer in America each day. With over 50% of couples splitting up, it may […]

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Divorced in New York

New York Divorce Comes With Guidelines

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Despite having among the lowest divorce rate in America, divorces in New York still happen. When they do, they tend to be messy. The occasional “wild west” feel of some high-profile cases notwithstanding, there are guidelines to divorce in The Empire State. Filing for divorce in New York comes with caveats: Meet the residency mandate, […]

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