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What New York's equitable division laws mean for your divorce

Divorce is never an easy process. It is full of complications, including child custody issues, property division and possibly determining spousal support. Sometimes is can take months for the court to finalize a divorce due to the complex nature of the elements.

Think twice before ranting on Facebook about your divorce

Most Americans these days have a social media routine. Maybe you wake up in the morning, get a cup of coffee in hand and peruse your Facebook account. You post photos, like and comment on your friends' posts. Or, you log onto Twitter late at night and make your opinions known to the world.

Paying alimony? Be sure to keep records

Your divorce settlement included a provision that you pay spousal support to your ex-wife. The divorce was messy and you have a feeling that your ex is going to challenge your payments at some point. Instead of finding yourself in a he-said-she-said situation in front of the court, come prepared with proof of your payments.

3 ways mediation can help you tackle a tricky divorce

A divorce isn't easy for anyone, and when children are involved, it's important to make sure their best interests are kept close to your heart. A long, drawn-out divorce does nothing for anyone except waste time, but for some people, arguments just keep coming up. If you are in a contentious divorce but are open to negotiating with your soon-to-be ex-husband, then you may be able to get through your divorce more quickly with a mediator.

Tips for handling the holidays with a divorce in process

Going through a divorce is hard, but it can be downright devastating during the holidays. You are essentially splitting up two extended families, and if you've become close, it could be awkward to say the least. Still, there are things you can do to make your holidays a little bit easier.

Why does the valuation date for marital assets matter in divorce?

When you are going through a divorce and have accrued valuable assets during the marriage, it is vital that the parties accurately valuate all the marital assets to assure they are fairly and equitably divided. In order to ensure this is done, the valuation date must be set.

Divorce and social media: it's complicated

In some ways, social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, has been a boon for communications with friends and family, even those you haven't seen in years. However, your relationship status with social media should be flagged as "it's complicated" if you happen to be involved in a divorce action.

Divorce in New York: Three myths debunked

Anyone going through or considering a divorce knows just how confusing the process can be. Friends, relatives, loved ones, even strangers on the street may provide advice. Some advice is helpful, other tips seem outrageous. Whether getting advice from these sources or from online searches, it is important to know that much of this information is false.