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7 Things You Need To Know About Pets And Divorce

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If your pet is family to you, then there are 7 things you need to know about pets and divorce.
Perhaps the single most important thing to know is that while your pet is a member of your family, the law in most places of the U.S. treats your pet as property. That means that if you and your STBX can’t come to an agreement on sharing your pet and a judge has to decide what (more...)

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 attractive for scorned spouses who want to hide assets during a divorce.
The process uses bank and wire (more...)

How To Communicate With Your Ex To Avoid Conflict

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Learning to communicate with your ex to avoid conflict after divorce is something most of us have to do. Since disagreements are a normal part of all relationships, you can’t expect that your ex will agree with everything you suggest or request.
If you’re not comfortable handling conflict then hearing that may make you groan, tense up and become anxious.
You have choices. You could simply go along with everything your ex says, which really (more...)

How to Understand a Business Valuation in Your Divorce

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Your wife is a very successful dermatologist. She owns a practice with 3 other doctors. Your family lived the life of their dreams until your wife cheated with your neighbor and told you she was leaving you.
You don’t earn nearly the income she does. Her career came first and yours always took a backseat.  You are counting on receiving money from her business to assist you financially until you can (more...)

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, and
Have ‘grounds’ for the divorce
Residency Requirements
Either party in the divorce must have resided in New York, continuously, (more...)

Can You Mediate A Prenuptial Agreement?

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
Prenuptial agreements are a sensitive topic of discussion. A couple entering into marriage might not warm up to the idea in the beginning. Unfortunately, the growing number of failed marriages and ensuing ugly disputes makes such agreements all the more necessary. Once a couple has decided to sign a prenuptial agreement, the next task is to decide the division of assets. This can turn out to be unpleasant.
Ultimately, discussing a prenuptial agreement can (more...)

How To Negotiate Your Parenting Time Without Hurting Your Child

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One of the most frequent challenges with divorce is how to negotiate your parenting time without hurting your child.
Part of the problem is that the concept of shared parenting is relatively new. Many people who are getting divorced now, grew up with divorced parents and know what living in two homes is like from their own experience but, the parenting time they experienced is not the shared parenting that is more common today.
Another challenge is the language (more...)

How To Share Your Child’s Expenses With Your Ex

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One common area for post-divorce conflict is child-related expenses. To minimize this, it is important to discuss before the divorce is final how will you and your ex share your child’s expenses.
Even with a clear agreement in the divorce papers, this unfortunately can be a minefield on many levels. It leads to disputes about what expenses should be incurred, what should be shared, what’s the fairest way of sharing them, getting reimbursed and on (more...)

Meet Halle Berry’s New Man

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Halle Berry has found her balance… in a man.
The actress, 51, unveiled her new boyfriend, British music producer Alex Da Kid on her Instagram post Tuesday. After three divorces, the Kingsman, The Golden Circle actress hasn’t given up on love.
Berry revealed her new younger beau, Alexander Grant, 35 who goes by the professional name, Alex Da Kid.  The music producer has produced singles for Dr. Dre, Nicki Minaj with Massive Attack, Eminem, (more...)

How to Make Co-Parenting a Great Success

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Co-parenting is particularly important to do for all those parents, including those who have had high-conflict divorces. The idea is to mainly concentrate on bringing up their kids without engaging in stressful communication with one another after the divorce.
Here are some easy tips to ensure that co-parenting is a great success.
Use an organizer
You can use a parenting notebook or an organizer website to communicate effectively. Note down all the relevant and vital communications pertinent to the (more...)