Sealing Divorce Papers in New York: An Unbreakable Seal?

As you or a loved one are considering filing for divorce there are often many concerns racing through your mind. For many individuals, concerns regarding third party access to your personal divorce papers is a genuine worry. So are these papers public records? Can anyone get their hands on your most intimate details? The short answer to this question is not exactly.
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Tips for Relocating a Business

Operating a business in an undesirable area may be difficult. With this, many entrepreneurs may consider relocation to potentially generate higher revenues. Money is the driving force behind relocating. However, it is important to be prepared for the transition. Here are a few tips to keep you on track:
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Why Choose to Form an LLC?

Forming a business can be difficult; determining the best type of business entity to form can be challenging. With several options to choose from, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and so forth, the benefits and disadvantages of each entity can be difficult to weigh, especially when you are just starting out. However, there is one common option that many entrepreneurs across the state opt for, which is a Limited Liability Company.
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Tips for Purchasing an Existing Small Business

The formation of a business from scratch can be a strenuous process. Many times, entrepreneurs opt to purchase an existing business to avoid hefty startup costs and headaches. However, purchasing an existing business is not stress free. There are still issues that can go awry when purchasing an existing business from a previous owner. To avoid problems, entrepreneurs should take the following steps:

  • Obtain information on why the business is for sale;
  • Obtain certain financial and tax information, including expenses and debts;
  • Assess the location of the business;
  • Speak with the current owner(s) and ask vital questions pertaining to the current state of the business, among others.

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Divorcing with Children

Getting a divorce is the farthest from easy. Unfortunately, if children are involved, it makes the process a bit more difficult. Children may not understand why their parents are deciding to separate, move out, and pursue different lives. There are many different aspects to consider when getting a divorce. A few main things to consider are as followed:

  • How attached the children are to each parent;
  • Other traumatic losses that may have impacted the children;
  • The home environment and how it affects the children; and
  • Where the children will live throughout the divorce and after the divorce is finalized, among others.

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Estate Planning Basics: What You Should Know

Planning for what will happen to your assets and property upon your passing can be daunting and many people do not want to think about it. However, estate planning is extremely important to ensure that your wishes for what you leave behind are fulfilled. There are many elements of estate planning that must be considered and various legal documents that must be completed properly in order for your wishes to be carried out.
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A 50/50 Plan May be In the Best Interest of the Child

Establishing a 50/50 parenting plan can be a vital part of developing a meaningful relationship with your children following a separation or divorce.   A 50/50 parenting plan can assist in making sure that both parents are equally involved with the child’s needs and interests. While a 50/50 parenting plan can be created in a multitude of ways, often the best approach to establishing the schedule is by working with a legal professional.
However, in order for the negotiation process to be successful, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
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Custody Rulings After A Divorce or Separation

Divorce proceedings can be complicated, especially when there are children involved. Generally, the terms of a divorce or separation are decided by the parents on behalf of the child(ren), such as where they will live and attend school, as well as what religious beliefs (if any) will be practiced. If both parties cannot come to an agreement about the terms of custody, the court will be required to step in to make the final decisions.
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