Blog Posts in December, 2016

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  • Prenups for Intellectual Property?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 23-Dec-2016

    The number of 18- to 35-year-olds seeking prenuptial agreements is on the rise across the nation, but many millennials are more interested in protecting intellectual property than cash as they head to the altar. Millennials are increasingly focusing on the value of their talents rather than the value of personal property, real estate, and current salaries, which makes sense in an age in which ...
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  • Community Giving: Ken Eiges Dresses as Santa!

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 16-Dec-2016

    Eiges & Orgel, PLLC considers it a privilege to give back during the holidays and are always looking for fun ways to get involved in the community. This year, Ken Eiges dressed up as Santa Claus and handed out presents to less fortunate children in New York City. Check out these photos of some of the great kids he got to meet! We truly care about our clients and their families and are honored ...
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  • Reformation of an Agreement of Equitable Distribution is Not Easy

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 12-Dec-2016

    New York is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital property is fairly (not necessarily equally ) divided at divorce. Equitable division considers what each spouse contributed to the marriage in order to determine exactly what each spouse is entitled to and what they will need to move forward after the divorce. Striving for a fair outcome, the judge will consider the following: ...
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  • Non-Biological Parents May Now Seek Visitation or Custody

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 9-Dec-2016

    As a New York family law attorney, I have spoken to many members of the LGBT community over the years who were the non-biological parent of a child conceived by their partner. Until recently, I had to advise them that if they did not adopt the biological child, they would lose their rights to visitation or custody in the event of a breakup with their partner. However, a decision rendered in August ...
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  • Did You Know That Attorney Fees for a Divorce May Be Tax-Deductible?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 7-Dec-2016

    In general, legal fees for a divorce are tax-deductible to the extent that they exceed 2% of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income, and then only if related to tax advice or incurred to generate spousal support or to collect arrears. Legal fees to collect child support are not deductible. Your attorney must prepare separate bills for deductible charges and non-deductible charges pursuant to ...
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  • Effect of Disability on Maintenance

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 2-Dec-2016

    Many people expect that because they are disabled that they should receive more money for spousal maintenance in a divorce action. Disability is considered as one of 20 factors used in determining an award of maintenance. Case law has provided that disability directly affects the duration of maintenance, even though it may not have an effect on the specific amount of money to be paid to the ...
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