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Nov22No Comments

Can a Custody Order be changed in New York?

If you are interested in changing a custody Order, you should first know and understand the details of the current Court order concerning custody.  You should read the Order and determine whether you have joint or sole custody – for both legal...
Oct08No Comments

Separation Agreements in New York State

What is a Legal Separation? Many people are confused about the term “separation” and exactly what that means. Many people refer to the word separation in an every-day context. For example, they consider a married couple to be separated if they live...
Sep15No Comments

Stolen Proceeds distributed during Divorce

If a spouse receives assets during a divorce action and the assets turn out to be proceeds from fraud or theft, should the spouse be entitled to keep those assets? Or should the Courts step in and give back the money to innocent victims of fraud? While...
Aug14No Comments

Can I get a Divorce in New York State?

Just because you currently live in New York does not necessarily entitle you to file for a divorce in a New York Court. In order to determine whether you can obtain a divorce in New York, you need to find out if New York courts have jurisdiction over...
Aug02No Comments

How does Domestic Violence affect Child Custody and Visitation?

Domestic violence affects millions of Americans every day. Courts have now become more familiar with domestic violence and the detrimental consequences it has to victims, families, and society. Accordingly, Courts factor the presence of domestic violence...
Jul21No Comments

Changing Child Support in New York

Child support awards may be changed under certain circumstances in New York. Child support is determined pursuant to a written agreement or by a Court order, after the Court determines the appropriate amount. Usually child support orders are issued in...
Jul15No Comments

Recessions and Divorce Rates: In Good Times and in Bad

Many people believe that financial stress is the number one reason why couples divorce. But divorce rates have actually declined during our recent recession. Although you may find this fact odd, a decrease in divorce rates during economic recessions is...
Jul08No Comments

Same Sex Marriage comes to New York

A flood of engagements have taken place since June 24, 2011.  The occasion is the legalization of same sex marriage in New York.  Many same sex couples who have been in committed relationships for years but who have been awaiting New York’s legalization...
May25No Comments

Child Support 101: How Much will I Pay or Receive for Child Support?

If you want to know how much you will have to pay for child support or how much you will receive in child support, the first step is looking to the New York Child Support Standards Act (CSSA). The CSSA determines how much child support must be paid and...
May10No Comments

Social Networking: Your Posts Can and Will be Used Against You in a Court of Law

A recent case demonstrates that your activities on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites can have a substantial impact on your divorce or family law matter. Richmond County Supreme Court Justice, Catherine DiDomenico, held that an ex-wife’s...