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August 2016 Archives

Divorce rates spike during certain times of the year

Many couples in New York who want to divorce their partners are not doing so right away. Research shows that there are peak times during the year for married people to file for divorce. Some couples who are able to hold on to their relationships a little longer tend to do so. Separations are not always easy because there are often emotions, finances and children involved. According to CNN, many people tend to file for divorce after the holidays because they are often unable to reconcile their feelings with their spouses during the holiday season. Many couples feel their relationships are not going to improve and stop trying to work things out. Regardless of all of the turmoil and hardships that are experienced throughout the years, many couples’ expectations for their relationships tend to be the highest during the holiday season.

Divorce parties the new trend

In New York, divorce parties are growing in popularity and becoming a new trend. Gone are the days where soon-to-be ex-spouses mourned the loss of their relationships. Now that legal separations and divorces are becoming more common, many people are using their circumstances as a means to celebrate their newfound freedom. According to The Huffington Post, gifts and emotional support that family members and friends provide to divorcees during this tumultuous time can help them to regain control of their lives.

Hidden assets in divorce: what you should know

One critical aspect of your divorce will be the division of assets. These may include property, vehicles, cash, trusts, stock holdings, investment accounts, a business, and high-value personal items such as jewelry. Successfully hidden assets won't be subject to division. Although it is unethical, unfair and illegal, many divorcing individuals do attempt to hide assets.

Can ex-spouses still work together?

Spouses who work together in New York know that it is best for them to keep their personal lives separate from work. However, couples who are going through divorce may find that it is hard for them to keep their feelings and separation issues out of the workplace. At Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, we often hear from people who are concerned about working with their ex-spouse. It is possible for you to work together, but there are some steps you should take to ensure that you are both on the same page and interested in establishing a cordial working relationship with each other.

Benefits of divorce mediation

In divorce, the lines of communication between soon-to-be ex-spouses in New York tend to break down. This often brings about the need to bring a mediator into the situation to settle things. At Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, we hear from many people who have questions about the benefits of divorce mediation. There are many issues that can arise in your divorce, such as family issues, property division disputes and agreement modification concerns that can be resolved by a mediator, states The Huffington Post.