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Sep27No Comments

Can my Child Support be increased because of gifts from my parents?

People are sometimes inclined to spoil their children and grandparents are especially fond of spoiling their grandchildren.  This often results in children living a better lifestyle than their parents could provide because monetary contributions from...
Sep19No Comments

Divorce Consultation and the Divorce Process

Many times a lawyer is the first person you talk to about your decision to pursue a divorce. For this reason, it is important to choose a lawyer you feel comfortable with and can trust. When you first arrive at your lawyer’s office, you will have to...
Aug16No Comments

Custody Factors in New York

There are many factors that the Court’s look at when determining a child custody decision. All of the factors fall under the predominant factor which is the best interest of the children and what will promote the children’s happiness and welfare....
Jan26No Comments

Legal Fees in New York Divorce Cases

In a divorce action, a Court may direct either spouse to pay counsel fees and expert fees directly to the attorney of the other spouse. In addition, in any application to enforce, annul, or modify orders such as orders for maintenance, child support,...
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...