Interesting Estate Issue on Joint Accounts

By Andrew OrlanderFamily Law Attorney

NY and NJ divorce lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, with office locations in Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland County, New York.  Among many other awards and citations Mr. Goldhamer has accrued over the years, Superlawyers.com honored Paul with its prestigious “Super Lawyer” designation in 2014. When not practicing law, Mr. Goldhamer keeps …

2019 Estate Tax Exemptions: See the Numbers

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New York and New Jersey estate lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman in Rockland County and Bergen County. Mr. Goldhamer is proud to have been honored as a “Super Lawyer” by the legal site Superlawyers.com. When not practicing family and matrimonial law, Paul keeps busy with charitable efforts, lectures, public talks and appearances on radio …

Statute of Limitations for Paying Back Child Support

By Ava LawsonFamily Law Attorney

Under state laws, parents must financially support their child until they reach the “age of maturity,” which is 19 in New Jersey and 21 in New York. Once a child support order has been established in a court of law, or through a written agreement, the non-custodial parent is under legal obligation to pay a certain amount until the child …

3 Ways of Helping Children Through a Divorce

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Divorce can be difficult and stressful for everyone concerned. While it affects a wide circle of people, children are often impacted the most. Children, especially if they are very young, may worry that they caused the divorce or that they will be losing one parent. They may feel intense anxiety about what will happen after the divorce occurs. Fortunately, there …

4 Things No One Tells You About Divorce

By Dawn SnyderFamily Law Attorney

Statistically, half of the married population will end their marriages, and many will go through it more than once. Despite how often divorce takes place, the average couple is unaware of both the process and its aftermath. Since knowledge equips participants, here are some things to know about divorce that likely no one has ever told you. 1. The divorce …

Mediation vs. Arbitration in Family Law: What’s the Difference?

By Dawn SnyderFamily Law Attorney

There is no doubt the divorce process can be emotionally, financially, and even physically draining. To minimize these effects, many families turn to alternative dispute resolution to work out an agreement. In family law, as in other types of civil law, mediation and arbitration can reduce litigation costs – and friction – in what can often be a contentious process. …

What is Considered Marital Property in New York?

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New York and New Jersey are equitable distribution states. This means part of final divorce proceedings will be a fair splitting of property. While married parties and their legal representatives will negotiate, the court may decide what is fair based on a series of criteria. Not surprisingly, these negotiations can be tense. Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman is in the business …

In Family Law, Winning Is Not Always Getting the Largest Amount of Money

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Bergen County, New Jersey family law attorney Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. In addition to practicing matrimonial law, Mr. Goldhamer maintains a full schedule of radio and television appearances, teaching, and giving talks to professional organizations. He was a pioneer in providing no-cost public seminars on legal matters in New York and New Jersey. …

Are Prenuptial Agreements Unbreakable?

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When crafted and executed correctly by an attorney, prenuptial agreements are almost always iron-clad, and used by thousands of couples who are planning their nuptials. A solid prenup is an invaluable tool for protecting pre-marital assets, including real estate holdings, private possessions acquired before the wedding and other holdings. For many couples, prenuptial agreements provide a platform for honest, open …

Premarital Agreements

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  Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements, are guidelines that couples set before getting married, to draw fine lines regarding rights and ownership of certain assets. While premarital agreements aren’t a must, many couples find them to be beneficial. If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining a premarital agreement, contact the law offices of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer …