Divorce Resource Links
Matters of divorce, child custody and property division deserve attention from a family law attorney who knows how to protect your rights.
Division of Marital Property
If you are getting divorced in New York, it is important to understand the legal concepts behind division of the marital estate. All marital property that is the subject of a New York divorce is subject to equitable distribution.
People often assume that equitable distribution means an equal division, but it does not. The term equitable does not mean equal, it means just and fair. In limited cases, it may be necessary for a court to award one party to a divorce a greater share of property based on financial need and the financial needs of any minor children.
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Medline Plus: Divorce
National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health information on overcoming the stresses and conflicts of divorce.
Divorce and Separation: An Overview
An overview of divorce law from Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute.
IRS: Publication 504 – Divorced or Separated Individuals
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) help for separated or divorced tax filers who have questions about preparing their returns.
IRS: Topic 452 – Alimony Paid
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) document detailing tax treatment of alimony payments.
Family Law in the Fifty States
Tables and summaries of family law matters such as child support and property division in each state.
State Department information on the laws and processes pertaining to divorce overseas.
Fast Stats: Marriage and Divorce
National Center for Health Statistics state and federal data on marriage and divorce.
Dealing with Divorce (for kids)
WebMD article for children explaining why parents get divorced, that it’s not the kids’ fault and what custody is.
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