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Will My Spouse’s Crypto Be Included In Our Brooklyn Divorce Settlement?

Posted on : May 5, 2022, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Filing QDRO In Brooklyn Divorce

Cryptocurrency, also called “crypto,” is a type of asset that has climbed from being relatively unknown outside the finance and tech industries to being highly coveted by the general population. What happens if you get a divorce in New York and your spouse owns cryptocurrency, or you suspect that they do? How might you find, […]

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Should I Take Out Life Insurance Before My Brooklyn Divorce?

Posted on : April 20, 2022, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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When considering a divorce or legal separation in New York, few people think about life insurance coverage. However, this is actually a significant aspect in many divorce cases. Life insurance can — and should — be discussed with your divorce lawyers during negotiations. Alternatively, life insurance may be ordered by a judge, especially in cases […]

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What Administrative Adjustments Are Needed Post-Divorce?

Posted on : March 29, 2022, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Brooklyn Divorce Lawyer, Mary Katherine Brown

Many people go into a sort of mental shut-down after divorce, likely because their brains finally have time to begin sorting out what happened, how it happened, and why. But before you can mentally check out after your divorce is finalized, there are a few administrative tasks you need to do to protect your family, […]

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How Does a Brooklyn Divorce Impact My Credit

Posted on : February 15, 2022, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Top Brooklyn Divorce Lawyer

Your Credit After Divorce Going through the process of dissolving your marriage is difficult, whether you’ve been married one decade or one year. One of the biggest reasons divorce is so difficult is because of financial issues. Child support, alimony, and debt division can put a strain on even the most agreeable couples. Here’s what […]

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What Is the Grey Rock Method?

Posted on : October 22, 2021, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
New York Divorce Lawyer, Mary Katherine Brown

Dealing with a spouse who likes to start arguments, gaslights you, or accuses you of cheating is difficult. Often, these partners get pegged as “narcissists,” and while no one short of a psychiatrist can diagnose such a personality disorder, narcissistic traits are all too common in volatile marriages.  The “grey rock method” is a way […]

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What Actions Can I Take to Uncomplicate an Ugly Divorce?

Posted on : August 16, 2021, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Brooklyn Legal Separation Lawyer

Even when divorce is necessary or in the best interests of all parties involved, rarely is the dissolution of a marriage actually simple. When you and your spouse disagree on certain aspects of the divorce, things can quickly become unpleasant and expensive. Here are some tips for avoiding problems in a contentious divorce and how […]

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Can One Spouse Hide Assets In a Divorce?

Posted on : July 18, 2021, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Brooklyn Divorce Lawyer

Assets that have been gained during the course of a marriage are considered the equal property of both spouses and must be distributed equitably.  This can occur either when the divorcing couple reaches a compromise about who gets what after the divorce, or a judge may have to make the decision if the couple can’t […]

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Can I Stop a Divorce That My Spouse Wants?

Posted on : March 22, 2021, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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Learning that your spouse wants to get a divorce may come as a surprise, or you may have been suspecting a move like this. If you don’t want your marriage to end, there are a few tools you can use to try to mend your relationship. If you are unsuccessful, here’s how to reach out […]

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How Does Divorce Impact My Taxes?

Posted on : February 27, 2021, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
New York divorce requirements

Are you planning on getting a divorce? Here’s what you should know about how it could impact your taxes and how to get experienced legal help when you need it most.  Know What Filing Status You’ll Claim  Whether or not your divorce has been finalized plays an important role in how you should file your […]

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Why Was My New York Annulment Denied?

Posted on : December 4, 2020, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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An annulment is an option that may be available to some couples to end their marriage without going through a divorce. However, not all annulment requests are granted. Here are some reasons why and what you can do after your marriage annulment was denied.  What Is a Marriage Annulment?  An annulment is a legal process […]

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01:43 10 Mar 20
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23:01 13 Jun 19
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18:26 12 May 19
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12:38 23 Mar 18
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Jeremiah Thompson
Jeremiah Thompson
16:53 26 Jul 17
Mary Katherine Brown is one of Brooklyn's top divorce lawyers
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