who is at fault for divorce

When It Matters Who Is at Fault for the Divorce

When a couple divorces, the main issues to resolve in a divorce settlement are custody and visitation (if they have children), spousal support and/or child support, and the division of assets. Under New York law, a divorcing couple’s assets must be divided “equitably”—meaning “fairly”–depending on Read more

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Is Mental Illness Affecting Your Divorce?

Millions of Americans suffer from some kind of mental illness. And a significant number of them are involved in troubled marriages that result in divorce. We have represented many clients who either had mental illness or had spouses with mental illness, and it can make Read more

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The Power of a Post Nuptial Agreement

Who needs a post nuptial agreement? What happens when a couple starts negotiating a prenuptial agreement too close to the wedding date and cannot agree on all the terms? Or they have been married for many years and disagree on how to manage their financial Read more


Parental Alienation: A Heartache for Parent and Child

What is parental alienation? Usually occurring after a bitter divorce, it is when one parent’s behavior damages, and in some cases destroys, the relationship between a child and the child’s other parent. In a severe case, the alienating parent and child work together to vilify the Read more

Help Navigating Your Divorce

My colleague Lauren Behrman is interviewed in a New York Times article from last week about groups that help women navigate the steps of divorce. “The biggest challenge is to let people know they have options,” said Dr. Behrman. “That divorce doesn’t have to be Read more

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Is Open Access After Divorce Always Best for Children?

Recent studies show that after a divorce, children prefer—and fare better—having open access to both parents. “Open access” means frequent, unrestricted access to the noncustodial parent, if one parent has primary physical custody. This sounds ideal. But is open access realistic for most people? Access Read more