On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
As your marriage fades away, you do not need to let your retirement savings to go with it. You probably have concerns about your spouse getting a huge chunk of your retirement savings. The thought of watching your 401(k) or IRA go down the drain may be just as upsetting as the emotional toll of divorce.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
You are not the parent of the children you take an active role in helping to raise, but you love them very much. Recent circumstances have made it necessary to question who the children’s primary custodial guardian should be. If you are not the biological parent, do you have a right to petition the court for custody? When this is a concern, it helps to understand how family law courts in New York address the matter.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Monday, January 29, 2018.
Divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. The reason for this is that a breakup of any kind leads to a disruption in a person's normal activities. The status quo is no longer there, and it is important for spouses to understand that they will get through this time all right.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Getting a divorce is a difficult process on both an emotional and a practical level. There are so many things to consider that it can often happen that some detail gets overlooked. Financial assets are of primary importance, and the division of your assets will affect your future for the long-term.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Ending a marriage is a painful and stressful proposition, made all the more difficult because of uncertainties. Many couples are reluctant to pursue a divorce because they fear it will drag on forever. Fortunately, many couples are able to finalize the proceedings within a few months.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Divorce rates continue to decline. An article in the New York Times reports that for the last several decades, divorces are decreasing throughout the United States. However, a decline does not mean there are not people in New York who will not have to deal with this complicated legal process.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
Prenuptial agreements have grown in popularity in recent years. CNBC even reports that the number of prenups in America has increased five times in the last 20 years. There are various explanations for this, including the fact that more people are aware of their finances and the risks in place for a divorce.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Monday, July 3, 2017.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, the definition of a parent varies from state to state. A recent New York Supreme Court ruling has moved in a direction that many hope courts across the country will imitate. The new legal precedent gives rights that were not available before to non-biological parents.
On behalf of Michael G. Putter, Attorney at Law posted in blog on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
In New York, the property subject to equitable distribution in a divorce may include pension benefits. Generally, the specific type of retirement account will not matter as distribution includes all kinds of plans.