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Divorce and 457 Plans

Divorce and 457 Plans

Divorce and 457 Plans When it comes to divorce and 457 plans, the marital portion of the 457 is treated as any other marital asset and subject to equitable distribution. Equitable distribution is the way in which courts divide assets between spouses in divorce. In essence, equitable distribution is a Read more…

457 Plan Divorce Questions and Answers by NY Divorce Lawyers for Firemen

457 Plan Divorce Questions and Answers by NY Divorce Lawyers for Firemen

How are FDNY Firemen’s 457s Split: 457 Plan Divorce Questions and Answers 457 Plan Divorce Question: My Wife and I Both Have Pensions My wife and I both have retirement plans. I have a FDNY 457 & a pension and my wife is a teacher who is in the NYS pension Read more…

457 Divorce Protecting Your 457 in Your Divorce

457 Divorce Protecting Your 457 in Your Divorce

FDNY & Protecting Your 457 in a Divorce You can protect your 457. It is not always easy for FDNY firefighters to protect their 457s in a divorce, but it can be done. It is not easy to protect your 457 in a NY divorce because New York is a Read more…

Divorce and 457 Plans.  Protect your 457.

Divorce and 457 Plans. Protect your 457.

Basic Information about divorce and 457 plans.   Divorce and 457 Plans:  Top Questions Question:  After we divorce, is my wife entitled to anything from my 457? Answer:  Unfortunately for firemen, the answer is yes.  When firemen divorce, their wives are entitled to half of the value of the 457 that was Read more…

Joint Residential Custody NY.  Video on joint residential custody?

Joint Residential Custody NY. Video on joint residential custody?

Joint Residential Custody NY:  The difference between Joint Legal Custody and Joint Residential Custody Joint legal custody is different from joint residential custody.  Understanding the difference is important if you are divorcing and have kids. Joint Residential Custody NY:  Joint Legal Custody is shared decision making. Joint legal custody means Read more…

Parental Alienation: Bad Mouthing Dad

Parental Alienation: Bad Mouthing Dad

Parental alienation is where one parent hurts the kid’s relationship with the other parent. The person engaging in Parental Alienation tries to manipulate the children to dislike the other parent. The person engaging in parental alienation often tries to interfere with, damage or destroy the love the kid or kids have for the Read more…

Unfair Divorce Agreement

Unfair Divorce Agreement

Unfair Divorce Agreement I divorced many years ago.  I ended up with an unfair divorce agreement.   I can barely afford to live.  I would like to do something to change the agreement.  Can I go back to court and have my alimony payment lowered? Our Answer about Unfair Divorce Read more…

Divorce Fighting Parents

Divorce Fighting Parents

I believe that children suffer harm by their parents’ incessant fighting. Divorce Fighting Parents I believe that where there is a home filled with fighting parents, the hostility and tension in the home may be worse for the kids than living through a peaceful mediated divorce.  Hopefully fighting parents end Read more…

Reasons for Mediation in Divorce

Reasons for Mediation in Divorce

Reasons for Mediation in Divorce 1.  Divorce Mediation better for your children. One reason for mediation in divorce is that children want mom and dad to get along.  Ask any adult child of divorce what they hated about their parents’ divorce and they will likely tell you that they hated Read more…

How Divorce Mediation Works to Avoid Court, Attorneys’ Fees & Save Time

How Divorce Mediation Works to Avoid Court, Attorneys’ Fees & Save Time

How Divorce Mediation Works with Cory Rosenbaum How Divorce Mediation Works – 1st Meeting:   First, I speak with both of you and go over the divorce mediation.  To accommodate firemen, I am available nights and weekends if needed.  I usually start by explaining to both sides why I started Read more…