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Types of Divorce in NY

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Three Types of Divorce in NY Parents contemplating divorce may have visions of contentious court appearances, stubborn spouses, and emotionally injured children. Yes, all this is possible, but none of it is inevitable. Much depends on the willingness of each party to compromise and do what’s best for the children. Therefore, New York parents thinking about getting a divorce should know that there are essentially three options available to them. 1. Mediation An alternative to…

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How to Cope With Divorce in New York

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How to Tell Your Family You’re Getting a Divorce in New York Ending a marriage takes an emotional toll on spouses who must address New York divorce laws on alimony, division of marital property, and issues related to minor children. However, beyond the legal process, there is also the matter of telling your loved ones about your decision to divorce. On the one hand, you need the support of your family more than ever during…

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How to Get a Divorce in NY

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What’s Best for Your Children? A Guide to Help Parents Going Through a Separation or Divorce Going through a divorce or separation can be one of the most difficult experiences in one’s life. Yet for all the pain that comes with a failed relationship, there may be a measure of hope and relief following the end of a troubled partnership. However, for the children of parents who are separating or divorcing, it’s an entirely different…

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Divorce Process in NY

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Speeding Up the Divorce Process in NY When New York residents start considering the idea of divorce, a lot of questions will cross their minds. How long will the divorce process in NY take? How much will it cost? Will I stay friends with my soon-to-be ex or will we become lifelong enemies? And these are just a few. In many cases, the biggest concern is this: how soon can I get this over with?…

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Visitation During Holidays

The holidays are almost upon us again, which means both custodial and non-custodial parents must figure out a visitation schedule that works for the entire family. As a parent, you want the holidays to be enjoyable and memorable. Disputes over visitation can have a negative impact, so it is best to put a plan into place as early in the season as possible. A Rensselaer County divorce lawyer can assist with all aspects of visitation…

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Child Support Across State Lines

Under New York State law, parents have a legal obligation to provide support for children until they reach the age of 21 years. While this may seem a simple concept, disputes often arise over the amount of child support and how it relates to custody and visitation. At times, a parent may even need to pursue legal action to enforce a child support order. When parents live in different states, the situation can be even…

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

If your circumstances are such that you need to address both bankruptcy and divorce, you are probably feeling a little overwhelmed by your situation. Neither process is easy, so it is tough to be forced into these two types of proceedings at the same time. Federal bankruptcy laws are complex and the New York divorce statute is extremely detailed. Plus, emotional issues are part of any New York divorce, which can further complicate the financial…

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2018 Law Firm 500 Honoree

The Colwell Law Group, LLC is named a 2018 Law Firm 500 Honoree for Fastest Growing Law Firms in the U.S. Over the past 3-years, our team at the Colwell Law Group, LLC has been dedicated to providing excellence in customer service resulting in many happy clients. In doing so, our commitment and focus has taken us on a fabulous journey of growth – both personally and for our business. We are pleased to announce…

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Grandparents’ Rights

At the Colwell Law Group, we regularly hear from grandparents who are being denied visitation with their grandchildren. They are very upset, and they want to know what rights they have. The truth is that the law is very convoluted when it comes to grandparents’ rights. Although you might have the ability to obtain visitation, you will need an experienced family lawyer by your side to guide you through this process. Visitation Children benefit from…

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Qualified Domestic Relations Order

As part of a divorce, a New York judge will need to divide the assets a couple has accumulated while married. These assets can include retirement or pension savings, even if the account is in the name of only one spouse. Because some couples amass considerable sums in a 401(k) or pension, spouses cannot overlook them when deciding which property to ask for. You will need a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) from a judge…

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