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Separation and Divorce in the age of social media can be dangerous!

Posting an angry rant on Facebook or Twitter is far more dangerous than standing on your front steps and yelling it.  Internet posts never fully disappear, and any attempt to delete your post could be construed as tampering with evidence, if someone wants to use the post in court. Click here for an interesting article on the subject.

Important statutory changes in NY divorce law effective January 31, 2014

The Combined Parental Income Cap under the Child Support Standards Act, i.e., the amount of parents’ combined income that will be applied to the formula for calculating child support, has been adjusted from $136,000 to $141,000;  and The Income Cap under the Temporary Maintenance Guidelines has been adjusted from $524,000 to $543,000.

Five Estate Planning Considerations for New Parents

Most new parents have become experts at planning before a baby is born.  They have created the nursery, planned for childcare and some have even started planning for the unborn child’s education.  All of that is great.  But don’t let your planning stop there – creating an estate plan is another essential you simply cannot overlook. Here are 5 estate planning considerations you need discuss with an attorney when creating your estate plan as new parents: Name a guardian.  While it is extremely difficult to even contemplate your child growing up without you, sometimes it happens.  By naming a guardian in your will, you will have done your best to protect your child should the unthinkable actually happen.  Remember that you can always change your mind about your choice of guardian, so don’t let waiting for some “perfect choice” to appear stop you from protecting your child. Education costs.  The

Your initial consultation with a divorce attorney.

Having that initial consultation with a divorce attorney can be a difficult and emotionally draining experience. However, there are some steps you can take to make the process a little easier. First, bring as much financial documentation as possible. Your attorney will want to discuss: – How much income you and your spouse earn, – What your retirement and non-retirement assets are, – Any real estate properties you or your spouse own, – Any businesses or professional practices you or your spouse are involved in, – A list of your current debts – Evidence of any assets acquired either prior to the marriage, or by gift or inheritance. Also, be prepared to detail the history of your marriage: your attorney will want to know the respective work history of you and your spouse; who was primarily responsible for the care of your children; what type of lifestyle you maintained; what

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