Nassau Lawyer | May 2014 (Reprinted with permission from the Nassau Lawyer)
College costs are soaring, placing an additional financial burden on parents seeking to provide the best educational experience possible for their children. It is no wonder then that divorced spouses find themselves entangled in post-divorce litigation concerning college expenses.
New York Law Journal | September 2014 (Reprinted with permission from the New York Law Journal)
It is common knowledge that one in every two marriages ends in divorce, and it follows that it is becoming equally common for those with assets contemplating marriage to consider viable options available to protect assets in the event marital bliss turns sour and ends in divorce.
Nassau Lawyer | May 2015 (Reprinted with permission from the Nassau Lawyer)
A four-year college education, including room and board, at a private school currently costs an average of $42,419 per year. A public out-of-state college currently costs an average of $32,762 per year, and a public in-state (SUNY) education currently costs an average of $18,943 per year.1 Given these extraordinary costs, attorneys have for decades followed the practice of urging clients to negotiate college clauses for high-school-aged children in the stipulations settling divorce actions
Nassau Lawyer | May 2016 (Reprinted with permission from the Nassau County Bar Association)
Often, divorce clients' first experience with the Court is at the Preliminary Conference, which they are required to attend. At the Conference, they curiously observe their respective attorneys filling out pages of a document and, sometimes, arguing over the various provisions. Ultimately, asked to sign the document, the clients query counsel, "What is this again?"
Nassau Lawyer | May 2017 (Reprinted with permission from the Nassau County Bar Association)
The purpose of these revisions was to ensure that the parent obligated to pay child support by order or judgment is “not financially rewarded for failing either to pay the order or to seek its modification.” The door is now open for the payor-spouse to seek modifications of their order.