New York divorce law has undergone massive changes during the past decade. Most of these changes have made the playing field more egalitarian and streamlined pursuant to a gender neutral paradigm. The changes include no-fault divorce, fairer custody and support laws, and the elimination of licenses and degrees as marital assets. The 2017 Trump tax reform eliminated the always problematic “alimony deduction”. However, a new and likely more contentious matrimonial law frontier has emerged with the advent of technology, digital assets and cryptocurrency. As a result, negotiations in many divorce cases are more complex than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous changes and challenges in nearly every aspect of life, and has created a huge market for technology as a way to solve problems and improve efficiencies. This technology includes (but by no means is limited to) biotech, NFTs, gaming, dating apps, and social media. Creators and inventors are working overtime to capture clicks, dollars and market share. These brainstorms are creating immensely valuable intellectual property and income potential. How does a creator protect this property from others?