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You CAN Take it With You

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We’ve all been there — said something or photographed something in an email or posted online, that we wish we hadn’t. If you’re hoping this article will make you feel better about it, I hate to disappoint. Now add to the list of ways that the past can come back…

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Prenuptial Agreements Are Not Only for Celebrities

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A prenuptial agreement is a contract that is entered into between two people before they are married. The contract typically dictates the division of property and maintenance/support amounts and duration should the parties divorce. These contracts are especially important to any party coming into a marriage with significantly more assets than…

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Like Marriage, Not Every Contract Is Forever

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Recently, you may have read that Stormy Daniels is challenging the confidentiality agreement she purportedly entered into with an attorney associated with then presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. The purported agreement is now the subject of various lawsuits, including an action to set the agreement aside because it is void…

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Appreciation of Separate Property

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There is nothing equitable about separate property in a divorce action. If you have it, you get to keep it – all of it – unless, of course, some part of it has changed into marital property. Only marital property – property acquired during the marriage – is divided between…

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Petroske Riezenman Meyers in the Suffolk Lawyer

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The Suffolk Lawyer, the official publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association. Contributors to the “Focus on Matrimonial” Special Edition include Clifford Petroske, on “Rights of Gay and Lesbian Couples to Custody and Visitation,” and Michael Meyers, on “Jurisdiction and Custody Orders.”

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New Spousal Maintenance Law

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UPDATE: Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law on September 25, 2015. The Temporary Maintenance provisions are effective for divorce cases filed on or after October 25, 2015, and the balance of the law is effective for cases filed on or after January 23, 2016. Long-awaited revisions to the spousal maintenance…

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