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Would You Benefit from Using a Forensic Accountant for Your New York Divorce?

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

Divorces can be long, drawn out, and marked by deceit, especially when a couple’s finances are complex. When anger, hurt feelings, or fear of future financial instability are running high during a split, some spouses may attempt to divert or conceal assets that should be divided equally during a divorce proceeding. If you believe… Read More »

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When Mediation Isn’t the Right Choice for You

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

If you’re considering a divorce, you may have heard that there are now a number of alternatives to going to court and fighting over each detail of your split. Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution offer a less-contentious forum for dividing your property and determining how you and your co-parent will share… Read More »

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Should You Change Your Attorney Mid-Divorce?

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

Your choice of attorney can have a big impact on the outcome of your divorce case. If you’re in the midst of a difficult divorce, you might find yourself wondering whether changing up your legal counsel might expedite your case or lead to greater success. Changing attorneys mid-divorce, however, should not be a choice… Read More »

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Making Your First Real Estate Investment? Here’s What You Should Know

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

Perhaps you’ve been interested in investing in real estate for some time, and you’ve finally found the right investment property at the right price. Entering the world of real estate investing can be exciting, and it’s also one of the most stable forms of investing. That said, it’s smart to go into a real… Read More »

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Installment Payments in a New York Divorce Property Settlement

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

There isn’t always an obvious way to divide an asset you own with a spouse. Some are straightforward, such as personal items that one spouse wants but another doesn’t, or the cash in a shared checking account. Others are much more challenging, such as the family home, a retirement account that will soon become… Read More »

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Considering Filing for Divorce without a Lawyer? Consider What’s at Stake First

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

As if it weren’t painful enough for emotional reasons, divorce can be an expensive proposition. The costs of going to court, establishing a new residence, and making support payments can take a serious toll on your finances. Some divorcing spouses attempt to lessen the blow of a split on their bank account by taking… Read More »

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Ways that Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce or Family Court Proceeding

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

Social media has become a ubiquitous part of modern life. We may feel an urge to keep our friends, family, and complete strangers fully apprised of the latest goings-on in our lives through Facebook and Instagram posts, or to prove how well our lives are going through photos of our latest purchases or paramours…. Read More »

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What to Ask a Potential Divorce Lawyer

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

Going through a divorce can be a grueling experience, but having the right attorney by your side can make all the difference. Before hiring an attorney to represent you in your divorce, it’s important to learn more about them, how they will bill, and their preferred form of representation. Read on to learn what… Read More »

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Revoking Your Will

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

If you’ve made the responsible decision to create a will, there may come a time when that will no longer accurately represents your wishes for how your resources should be distributed at your death. In order to prevent your estate from passing to heirs you no longer wish to provide a gift to, you’ll… Read More »

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Putting Off Making Your Will? You Might Be Hurting Its Chances of Survival

By Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP |

It can be a bit grim to spend hours considering what will happen to your hard-earned savings when you die. For that reason, many people put off creating their estate plan until late in their lives. Not only does this strategy fail to account for the possibility that you’ll be taken before your time… Read More »

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