A gestational surrogate is a woman who carries and gives birth to another person’s baby. The egg comes from either the intended mother or an egg donor, and the sperm comes from either an intended father or a sperm donor.
Whether or not a newly-divorced person can resume the use of the name they used before marriage depends on the location (jurisdiction) where people get divorced.
In the Beginning
Sue and Dave were high school sweethearts. After college, they decided to tie the knot and got married in their local church.
Divorce is a harrowing experience. When you have accumulated high-ticket assets during your marriage, the stakes go up exponentially.
I am often asked by potential clients whether they should divorce or stay married to a spouse with whom they have a strained relationship. Like snowflakes, no two marriages are the same, so the answer depends on the details of each case.
For nearly 80 years, those who paid post-divorce alimony (maintenance in New York) benefited from the ability to deduct amounts paid from their gross income when filing federal income tax returns.
A recent law passed in New York adds a new factor that courts may consider in dividing property that gets distributed between spouses in divorces: domestic violence.