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Work with experienced attorney to establish effective marital agreements

Protecting assets from being divided in divorce is often an important goal for those entering into marriage with significant assets, and for those who are contemplating divorce where significant assets are likely to be in dispute. Even those with modest wealth can benefit from entering into an agreement prior to marriage or divorce, since marital agreements are quite versatile in terms of the issues they can address.

Equitable distribution and the importance of protecting assets in divorce

Previously, we began looking at the divorce case of real estate magnate Harry Macklowe, and the allegation—disputes by his attorneys—that his wife of 57 years holds title to most of the valuable assets as a result of efforts he made back in 2008 to prevent creditors from touching his assets. As we noted, one issue that will certainly need to be resolved in the case is how the couple’s property should be classified.

Ownership of marital assets in dispute in NY City real estate developer’s divorce

New York City real estate investor and developer Harry Macklowe, as some readers may have heard from local gossip, is currently working through a divorce with Linda Burg, his wife of 57 years. She apparently filed for divorce last July after it was discovered that he had been allowing a mistress to stay at one of his apartments, less than a mile from his home.

Work with experienced attorney to protect your interests in child custody proceedings

In our last post, we looked very briefly at some of the factors family court judges in New York take into consideration when making child custody decisions in cases where parents cannot agree on a custody and parenting time arrangements. As we noted, the central consideration in any decision is the best interests of the child, and judges have significant discretion in weighing the various relevant factors in the case before making a final determination.

What factors do New York judges consider when making child custody decisions?

Child custody is a particularly important issue that has to be addressed in divorce cases involving children. In a best case scenario, a divorcing couple will be amicable enough toward one another that they are able to work through their differences and reach a mutually acceptable parenting time arrangement in which both parties continue to play an equal or significant role in making decisions regarding the upbringing of their mutual children.

Yes, it is possible to have an amicable divorce

Believe it or not, it is possible to get through the marriage dissolution process in an amicable way. For couples in New York who are ready and willing to openly communicate and negotiate, divorce can be completed swiftly, smoothly and without spending time fighting in a court room - even when significant assets are involved. Sound too good to be true?

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