Author Archives: Debra L. Rubin

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About Debra L. Rubin

Debra L. Rubin is an attorney and divorce mediator at Rubin & Rosenblum, PLLC in Melville, New York.
EMAIL: drubin@rrmatlaw.com
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PHONE: 631-462-5888

Five Tips to Help You Get Through Divorce
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Five Tips to Help You Get Through Divorce | Debra Rubin

Going through a divorce can be stressful. Knowing what to expect can help you face the challenges you’ll encounter and increase your resilience.

Here are five important facts about the divorce process that you should be prepared for, and tips to take into consideration. 1. Divorces are emotional and difficult. Whether you’re the one who wants the divorce, or whether your spouse is the one who wants the divorce, it’s still going to be a big life change for you. It’s important to have a support system in place. While ultimately things are likely going to be better for you down the road, you’re still going to have to get through the process.

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3 Tips for Divorced Families to Survive the Holidays
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3 Tips for Divorced Families to Survive the Holidays | Debra Rubin & Gayle Rosenblum

Below are three tips for how to deal with issues concerning your children post-divorce during the holidays.

Tip #1

Try to have whatever parenting time schedule you are going to follow worked out before the holidays. Do not wait until December 23rd to work out your holiday and vacation schedule. (And if you need assistance from your lawyers, do not wait until the last minute to contact them.)

Tip #2

Keep in mind that this is a time of transition for your children. If it is their first holiday without both parents, it is going to be difficult for them.

Why It May Be in Your Best Interest to Settle a Divorce Out of Court
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Why It May Be in Your Best Interest to Settle a Divorce Out of Court | Debra Rubin

A divorce trial is sometimes necessary, but it is almost always best to settle your matter as opposed to having a judge decide your fate.

Ultimately, the things that you say in court that you think are going to help you might end up hurting you. Moreover, most good judges and lawyers will tell you that you are better off having input and fashioning your own agreement rather than allowing a stranger (the judge) to decide your future based upon what he or she may hear in testimony.

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Post-Divorce: The Power of the Paper Trail
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Post-Divorce: The Power of the Paper Trail | Debra Rubin

Once the divorce papers are signed, it’s not over. If there is a financial obligation between two individuals, then there will remain an on-going relationship between them. Here are some tips to make those interactions as smooth as possible.

Child Support If a parent is not paying child support as required, there are a few possible courses of action you can pursue. You could potentially have payments made through the child support collection unit, wage garnishment, and/or income execution.

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What If My Spouse Has Unreported Income?
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What If My Spouse Has Unreported Income? | Debra Rubin

It’s not uncommon to find that somebody who is living a $300,000-a-year lifestyle is reporting $40,000 on their income tax returns. It is a common scenario where one party in a divorce operates their own business in which certain expenses are run through the business, and/or fails to report all income on tax returns. Business owners will sometimes pay things like their car payments and cell phone bills through their business, but some people are even more brazen and charge any number of personal expenses directly through the auspices of the company they own.

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Keeping Your Kids out of Your Divorce
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Keeping Your Kids out of Your Divorce | Debra Rubin

While concerns regarding your children may be utmost on your mind, children suffer when they literally become the center of the divorce process. Having divorced parents does not mean a child is not entitled to have a positive relationship with both of them. No matter how angry or bitter the parents may feel toward each other, expressing that anger to their children will hurt them, as well.

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Social Media and Your Divorce
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Social Media and Your Divorce | Debra Rubin

If you are going through a divorce, it is wise to be very particular about how and when you use social media. Depending on the platform you use, you may be inadvertently revealing information that could hurt your case in court.

Here are some basic tips:

Don’t post anything that is blatantly inappropriate or that can create an unwanted impression of your finances.

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How to Make Your Initial Divorce Consultation Easier
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How to Make Your Initial Divorce Consultation Easier | Debra L. Rubin

Consulting with an attorney for the first time about your divorce can be a difficult and emotionally-draining experience. Here are some steps you can take to make the process easier:

Bring as much financial documentation as possible: The more information you can gather about your finances, the better. Some important details to consider are:

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