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Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody in New York

When unmarried parents split up, or when married parents divorce, child custody orders will need to be put in place. Custody orders determine one or both parents’ responsibility to care for ...
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Introducing Your New Partner to Your Kids After Divorce

Dating can be a bit awkward after a divorce, especially for spouses who took a long hiatus from the single scene because they were married for years. For example, some divorcing spouses were married ...
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Do You Suspect Your Spouse is Wasting Marital Assets?

Some couples have nice, friendly divorces. They understand their marriage is over, and they manage to set their differences aside and reach a fair settlement so they can move to the next chapter of ...
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Losing Parental Rights in New York

Parental rights have to do with the legal relationship between parents and their children. They involve a parent’s responsibility to financially support their children, the right to custody and ...
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How to Make Child Custody Easier

When parents decide to divorce, in many cases they worry about their children. They worry about how the divorce will affect their kids, but they also worry about splitting custody and the “new ...
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When is a Paternity Test Recommended in New York?

Sometimes men and women find themselves in situations where a woman becomes pregnant and there is uncertainty about paternity – and this applies to both married and unmarried individuals. A ...
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How a Divorce Can Affect Your Job

So, you’re getting a divorce. Even if it’s been a long-time coming and it’s amicable, let’s face it: Divorce is a highly emotional event. It’s probably going to affect ...
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Should I Change My Name After Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of the same questions that go through people’s minds, with one of them being, “Should I go back to my maiden name after the divorce?” There ...
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Why Would I Want a Prenuptial Agreement?

Contrary to popular belief, prenuptial agreements are not just for millionaires, A-list actors, and famous singers. They’re for a lot of people, not just the super-rich. As a matter of fact, ...
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Fighting for Custody? Beware of Moving Out

When parents file for divorce, they usually fall into two categories: those who know how their child custody arrangement is going to play out, and those who anticipate a child custody battle. Of ...
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Will a New York Divorce Lead Me to Financial Ruin?

When we take on new clients, they almost always want to know what’s going to happen to their property. Their residence, 401k or IRA, stocks and bonds, CDs, vacation and rental properties, and ...
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Does a Cheating Spouse Leave a Digital Trail?

In criminal justice research, there’s a common thread – it’s a common belief that criminals always leave behind evidence. Cheating spouses, especially in this technological age are ...
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License Suspensions for Child Support Arrears in NY

When you think of suspended licenses, you may automatically think about how too many speeding tickets or a DWI conviction will lead to a driver license suspension. A DWI conviction can also lead to ...
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Why You Should Stay Off Social Media During Your Divorce

Many of us enjoy logging into various social media platforms and sharing our lives with friends, family, co-workers, and even acquaintances we might have only met a handful of times. From Facebook and ...
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Social Security Benefits & Divorce

You've probably heard about "long-term marriages" or marriages of long-duration. These are usually marriages that last 10 years or longer. If you've been married for over nine years ...
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Can Depression Impact Child Custody?

When someone is unhappily married, it's not unusual for them to experience feelings of: Sadness Hopelessness Anxiety Disappointment Resentment Depression, in severe cases If you've been ...
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Calculating Maintenance in New York

You're probably familiar with the terms "alimony" or " spousal support," which both refer to money a higher-earning spouse pays to a lower-earning spouse after a divorce. In ...
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Your Divorce Checklist

Divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences you'll ever go through in your adult life, but a lot of that stress is based on paperwork and fear of the unknown. Fortunately, divorce ...
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Can a Father Win Custody in NY?

Historically, New York family courts were in the practice of awarding custody to mothers far more often than fathers. Just twenty years ago, this was certainly the case, but year by year, the ...
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A Lawyer's Advice to Divorced Fathers

Are you a father who is recently divorced? Or, are you and your wife about to file for divorce ? Either way, you're probably afraid of the divorce affecting your relationship with your children, ...
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Advice for Divorced Mothers

If you're seriously contemplating divorce, or if it was recently finalized, you may be in a scary place right now. Sure, you know the divorce is for the best, but you're still concerned about ...
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Orders of Protection in New York

If you are in an abusive marriage, you may want to consider obtaining an Order of Protection, especially if you have children in the home. What is an Order of Protection exactly and what can it do? It ...
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What Qualifies as Child Neglect in New York?

Is your ex-husband or wife accusing you of child neglect and using that against you in a child custody action? Or, is a state agency claiming that you have been neglecting your children? If so, we ...
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Is Spousal Maintenance Guaranteed in New York?

If you are headed towards a divorce on Long Island, spousal support may be at the top of your mind. If you're the higher earner, you may wonder, "Will I be ordered to financially support my ...
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Relocation Actions in New York

When people get divorced, they may not realize just how much things can change over time; however, the family courts are well-aware of this fact. After all, they've witnessed changes among ...
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