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Should You Get a Legal Separation Before Getting a Divorce?

Posted on : September 3, 2019, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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Is it better to get a legal separation before getting a divorce? Or will you benefit more from just going through with a divorce and getting it over with? Here’s what you should know about legal separation, how it compares to divorce in New York, and how to get help navigating the dissolution of your […]

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Can a Forensic Accountant Help Your New York Divorce Case?

Posted on : August 3, 2019, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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Divorce And Forensic Accounting If you’re considering a divorce, or are already going through the process, you likely have a lot of questions. In most cases, divorce boils down to two key components: children and money. We’re going to take a look at the latter and explore one financial concept that you may or may […]

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How Do New Tax Laws Impact Alimony in New York?

Posted on : May 10, 2019, By:  Mary Katherine Brown

Within the last year, U.S. tax law has changed dramatically. These changes impact how taxes are paid on alimony after a divorce and who pays them. Consider how these changes affect your situation, especially if you’re thinking about having your divorce decree modified under the new laws. Your divorce settlement may require renegotiation for a […]

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Will My New York Divorce Take A Long Time?

Posted on : February 20, 2019, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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Timeline For A Divorce In New York One of the most common questions presented to a New York family law attorney is: How long does it take to get divorced? Unfortunately, this is a difficult question to answer because it depends on the complexity of the issues involved in your divorce, as well as the […]

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What Does It Mean to Go to Trial in A Divorce?

Posted on : January 20, 2019, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Brooklyn Divorce Trial Lawyer

New York Divorce Trials: What You Need To Know You might have already attempted to resolve things outside of court with your soon to be ex-spouse. If you are unable to do so or if you have recently received the paperwork that your spouse filed, and you are not sure how to proceed, now is […]

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Is It Dangerous to Represent Yourself in a Divorce?

Posted on : December 20, 2018, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Brooklyn Divorce Lawyer

What You Need To Know About Self-Representation In A Divorce Contemplating filing for divorce in Brooklyn often means a thorough review of your financial situation. Having to add one more expense in the form of an experienced Brooklyn family divorce lawyer might seem overwhelming at the time that you are already dealing with enough on […]

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What Are the Marital Property Laws in the State of New York?

Posted on : November 16, 2018, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Brooklyn Family Divorce Lawyer

Community Property In New York Initially the state of New York was known as a community property state, meaning that the property of spouses was divided according to whose name was on the title of the property. This means that even if both parties had paid into the mortgage, the individual whose name was on […]

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What Are the Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Divorce Settlement In New York?

Posted on : October 23, 2018, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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Mistakes To Avoid During A New York Divorce Settling your Brooklyn divorce might involve an agreement you’ve made directly with your former spouse using a mediator or it could come down to a judge’s decision about your individual case. In either scenario, you must be aware of some specifics around divorce settlements. If you are […]

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Study Shows 13% of Divorces Affected by Student Loans

Posted on : August 13, 2018, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyer MKB

Not surprisingly, many married couples argue about financial issues. One financial sore spot is student loans. With more people leaving college saddled with debt, that student loan debt has worked its way into marriages as a point of concern. A growing number of recent divorcees say that student loans ended their marriage. Student loans have […]

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What Happens If I Forgot to Submit A QDRO In a New York Divorce?

Posted on : June 24, 2018, By:  Mary Katherine Brown
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Did you know that qualified retirement plans must be divided using an order called a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO)? Even if your divorce decree clearly stipulates that you are entitled to receive a portion of your former spouse’s retirement plan benefits in New York, the establishment of a QDRO is necessary for this legal […]

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