Transferring Assets in a Divorce Can Lead to Capital Gains Tax Implications

The process of distributing assets and debts in divorce is a process couples focus on in great detail.  It can often be very contentious, which is not surprising since marital property not only holds financial value but emotional value as well. In their quest to gain particular assets and secure fair value, couples often fail…

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Loss Carryforwards: An Asset Often Overlooked in Divorce

When couples—and their attorneys—develop plans for the division of marital assets, they tend to focus on obvious assets such as real estate and retirement accounts. As a result, some valuable assets can be overlooked. Many people do not realize that their financial losses can be one such asset. It is important to understand the value…

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Celebrating 16 Years on the Super Lawyers® List

As a firm dedicated to representing High Net Worth Clients, it’s truly significant to mark my 16th consecutive year on the prestigious Super Lawyers® list. This recognition is a testament to the unwavering commitment and collective efforts of my dedicated team. At Nolletti Law Group, PLLC, our primary focus has always been on delivering impactful…

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Please Join Us in Welcoming AV Preeminent Attorney Joseph Brettschneider to Nolletti Law Group

We are excited to announce that our team of distinguished family law professionals has expanded yet again to include Joseph Brettschneider, an experienced matrimonial attorney who has been highly rated for his skills for over three decades. One of his many official accolades includes the coveted AV Preeminent rating by Martindale/Hubbell, highest rating bestowed by…

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James Nolletti’s 11-Year Consecutive Achievement from Best Lawyers in America®

The team at Nolletti Law Group is pleased to report that our Founder and Managing Partner, James Nolletti, has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America yet again for 2024. This edition will be the 30th-anniversary edition of the peer review report released in partnership with the U.S. News organization. Because rankings in…

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Experienced Litigator Nussair P. Habboush Joins Nolletti Law Group

The Nolletti Law Group PLLC team is pleased to welcome distinguished advocate and skilled litigator Nussair P. Habboush to our team of experienced divorce attorneys. Equally comfortable trying cases before the bench or a jury, Nussair was one of the first attorneys to develop and present arguments on LGBTQIA+ child custody rights before the New…

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Join Us in Welcoming Rashel Zywica to Our Team

With years of experience managing complex financial arrangements in divorce litigation, Rashel Zywica understands how to protect clients’ interests in high-net-worth divorce situations. Rashel excels at developing strategies to succeed at all stages of divorce and family law litigation. While recognizing the pain and intense emotion that accompany the divorce process, Rashel refuses to be…

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Spousal Support/Maintenance Calculations for High Income Earners

Regardless of whether you call it alimony, spousal support, or spousal maintenance, these support payments can be challenging to calculate, particularly for those with incomes above the basic thresholds. While New York law provides formulas to set amounts, judges have considerable discretion to deviate from the formulas and set their own outcomes.  Similarities and Differences…

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How Property is Divided in High Net Worth Divorce

New York distributes property “equitably” in a divorce, and an equitable split can look much different in a high net worth divorce. Because of the complexity of these cases, it is a good idea for both spouses to work with attorneys who understand how to anticipate and manage a variety of complicating factors. Only Marital…

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James Nolletti Rated at Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell first started rating attorneys based on their ethical practices and legal skills in 1887. To ensure the integrity of its rating system, the company created an evaluation process that included the opinions of lawyers practicing in the same area as well as reviews from clients. 135 years later, the process for collecting and evaluating…

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Nolletti Law Group Ranked Among Best Law Firms by U.S. News Publication

The team at Nolletti Law Group PLLC is excited to announce that Best Lawyers® has ranked us among the top firms in the metropolitan area. The prestigious peer review organization selected our firm for inclusion in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”  “We are humbled to be recognized among…

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Divorcing a Narcissist? We Understand.

Are you planning to divorce someone acting as if their world revolves around them? Do they seem to have an excessive need for attention and admiration? Do they show a lack of empathy and consideration for others?  If so, you could be divorcing a narcissist. Recognizing narcissistic behavior in your spouse is important when you…

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Nolletti Law Group PLLC Featured in Westchester Magazine’s “Ask a Top Lawyer: When Business Owners File for Divorce”

In this month’s issue of Westchester Magazine–Ask a Top Lawyer, James Nolletti and his team at Nolletti Law Group PLLC provide answers to questions for business owners to consider when they file for divorce.  When people get married, they hope for a fairy tale ending. The reality? Fifty-two percent of first marriages end in divorce.…

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What Do Business Owners Need to Know When Considering Divorce in New York?

The process of disentangling a married couple’s lives can be complicated in a divorce case, but when one or both spouses owns a business, the financial complexities can quickly spiral over the head of an inexperienced divorce lawyer. If you or your spouse own(s) a business and are facing the possibility of divorce, it is…

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Nolletti Stands with Other Professionals Who Request a Freeze on Changes to Custody Evaluations

The Blue-Ribbon Commission on Forensic Custody evaluations has recommended to Governor Hochul that forensic custody evaluations be limited or eliminated in cases involving custody and parenting time. Judges rely on the reports of neutral mental health professionals who serve as forensic evaluators. While the current system has flaws and could stand improvement, families are better…

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A Valuable and Little-Known Tax Benefit – Child and Dependent Care Credit for 2021 Returns

While most families with children may be aware of the federal Child Tax Credit, as enhanced payments have been received by millions of families in 2021, many may be unaware of the far more generous Child and Dependent Care Credit which has been increased for 2021 federal tax returns (which are filed in 2022) under…

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Asset Recognition, Valuation & Distribution in a High Net Worth Divorce

There is a lot at stake in a high net worth divorce and it is extremely important to have representation by a qualified and experienced attorney to recognize and value complex financial assets. Identification and valuation of these assets, as well as the equitable distribution of them between the divorcing parties, can be challenging. In…

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New Procedures for Litigated Divorces in Westchester in 2022

The new year will bring new procedures for divorce litigation in Westchester County. Details have yet to be finalized, but indications are that changes in the Matrimonial Part will be implemented with the intention of providing greater consistency and efficiency for litigated divorce cases in Westchester. Individual Assignment Part to Replace Matrimonial Trial Assignment Part…

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James Nolletti Featured in Westchester Magazine – Westchester’s Ask Top Lawyers: How to Find a Divorce Attorney Who Understands Complex Property Distribution

In this month’s issue of Westchester Magazine – Westchester’s Ask Top Lawyers, James Nolletti provides answers to questions on dividing complex property distribution during a divorce.  Deciding on the value of assets such as property investment companies, stocks, retirement plans, brokerage accounts-the list goes on-and how to distribute them can be quite a challenge, even…

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Nolletti Law Group Ranked in Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America©

Nolletti Law Group is pleased to announce their inclusion in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America© “Best Law Firms” rankings. Nolletti Law Group is ranked in the area of Family Law for the 8th consecutive year. Firms ranked on the “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently…

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Westchester Magazine’s New York Metro Super Lawyers 2021

This month we are pleased to share that Nolletti Law Group, PLLC, will be featured on the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of 2021, Top Rated Divorce Lawyers in White Plains, New York. Super Lawyers is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Part of Thomson Reuters,…

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James Nolletti Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 for 9th Consecutive Year

James Nolletti has been recognized for his work in Family Law in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the ninth consecutive year that Mr. Nolletti has received this esteemed selection. Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© is widely known as one of the legal industry’s most regarded honors and is based on peer review. Since…

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Finding an Attorney Who Understands Complex Property Distribution in a Divorce

Dividing a family’s assets during a divorce can be quite difficult, especially if there are significant assets such as real property investments/management companies, retirement plans, stocks, options, deferred compensation, brokerage accounts, cryptocurrency, businesses, professional practices, etc. Deciding the value of these assets and how to distribute them can be quite a challenge, even in the…

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Nolletti Law Group Featured in Westchester Magazine

Westchester Magazine, a long-time source of news and sponsor of events in the Westchester region and publisher of the “Best of Westchester” series, featured Nolletti Law Group in the January edition in their Profiles of Law section. We are grateful to the magazine for their support. View the magazine at Westchester Profiles of Law.

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How Does Someone Hide Assets?

The strategies for hiding assets can be as varied as the personalities involved. While some spouses may forget about out-of-state bank accounts, foreign trusts, or cash converted to collectibles, others take deliberate steps to hide these assets.

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Moving to Another State with Children in New York Divorce

When one parent wants to move out of state with the children after a divorce, custody arrangements can become complicated. Before allowing a parent to embark on relocating with children, a judge must make a determination that the move is in the children’s best interest. Alexandra Maxwell provides more information on a custodial parent moving out of state.

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The Face Of High Stakes Family Law

James Nolletti has been included in the Faces of Westchester 2020 directory as “The Face of High Stakes Family Law” by Westchester Magazine. Faces of Westchester showcases the exceptional individuals and businesses that make Westchester stand out.

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Theresa Girolamo Joins Nolletti Law Group as Of Counsel

Theresa Girolamo

Nolletti Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Theresa Girolamo has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Ms. Girolamo has practiced primarily in the areas of matrimonial, family, and real estate law since 2002. She is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Pace University School of Law and is a member of the New York State…

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James Nolletti Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

James Nolletti has been recognized for his work in Family Law in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the eighth consecutive year that Mr. Nolletti has received this esteemed selection. Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© is widely known as one of the legal industry’s most regarded honors and…

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To File Or Not To File…That Is The Question – An Update On Filing Of New Cases

In a continuing effort to keep our clients and friends abreast of new developments regarding access to the court system, we would like to provide the following update.  Beginning on Monday, May 25, 2020, the NYS Chief Administrative Judge announced that the filing of new Family Law and Divorce cases will, for the first time…

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Divorce Assets — And What Can Be Done About It

Coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our lives and in ways that require more than just social distancing and “washing your hands.” This pandemic has had a disastrous effect on our economy,  unemployment rate, financial markets, and real estate values. When it comes to divorce and the equitable distribution of marital assets, the valuation of…

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Q&A: How to Find Hidden Assets & Income in Divorce

This article was originally published in Westchester Magazine. It’s no secret that divorce can bring out the worst qualities in some people, and hiding assets and income is unfortunately rather common. The ways in which people go about hiding assets are varied and can include siphoning money slowly from joint bank accounts, making large purchases that…

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An Update on Virtual Access to Court

In our continuing effort to keep our clients and friends abreast of new developments regarding access to the court system, we provide the following update.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ninth Judicial District1 has been handling certain “essential” matters established by the Chief Administrative Judge. The courts have been centralized and the “Central Locations”…

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What Accesses To Court Do New York Divorce Litigants Have During This Pandemic?

The ripple effect of coronavirus has affected everyone. Courts and divorcing individuals are not immune. Many of our clients and friends have inquired of us at Nolletti Law Group about the impact this situation has had or will have on our access to the court system and, more particularly, on their individual divorce case. The…

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How Do Stay-At-Home Orders Affect Court-Ordered Parenting Time?

James Nolletti

Do parents who are subject to stay-at-home orders need to comply with court-ordered parenting time? What happens if a parent, or a member of his or her household, tests positive with the coronavirus? What about when a parent or household member merely lives in a community with an outbreak, or if the parent or household…

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COVID-19 Response from Nolletti Law Group

Dear Clients and Friends, As the ever-changing circumstances regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to unfold, the health and safety of our attorneys, staff, clients and their families, as well as the communities in which we live and work, must remain our top priority in this unprecedented situation. While we continue monitoring the updates and developments related…

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Nolletti Law Group Featured in Westchester Magazine: Profiles of Law

  Nolletti Law Group is featured in Westchester Magazine’s 2020 Resource Guide. Their newest section, Profiles of Law, features the profiles of some of Westchester’s leading law firms. Nolletti Law Group is the featured divorce and family law firm. You can download the guide here: Download here  

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James Nolletti Achieves Re-Certification With the National Board of Trial Advocacy

  The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that James Nolletti of the law firm, Nolletti Law Group, PLLC, has successfully achieved re-certification as a family trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed…

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James Nolletti and Alexandra Maxwell Selected to Super Lawyers 2019

James Nolletti and Alexandra Maxwell Selected to Super Lawyers 2019

James Nolletti, founder at Nolletti Law Group PLLC, has been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list as a Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY. This is the 12th consecutive year Mr. Nolletti has been included. Alexandra Maxwell, associate attorney at Nolletti Law Group PLLC, has also been recognized as a Top…

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James Nolletti Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©

James Nolletti was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law. This is the seventh consecutive year that Mr. Nolletti has received this esteemed selection. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the…

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Alexandra Maxwell Serves As New York State Bar Association Moderator

Nolletti Law Group Senior Associate, Alexandra Maxwell, recently served as a moderator for a CLE event sponsored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) in Tarrytown. The event covered topics related to Unraveling the New Tax Law’s Impact on Domestic Relations Law & Extended Updates. The NYSBA event aligned a faculty of experienced matrimonial…

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