Divorce

May15No Comments

What is Collaborative Divorce?

ollaborative Divorce helps divorcing couples stay out of Court while at the same time providing both you and your spouse with independent and dedicated attorneys.  At the beginning of the collaborative divorce process, both you and your spouse along...
May15No Comments

Custody Case: The Forensic Mental Health Evaluator

In a contested custody case, often the Court will appoint a neutral mental health evaluator to aid the Court in determining various parenting issues and what type of custody arrangement is in the best interests of the children. This expert is usually...
Apr23No Comments

Do I need a Prenuptial Agreement?

That is a good question to ask yourself before you walk down the aisle… “Prenups” are not for everyone and they certainly are not the most romantic subject to bring up with your fiancé.  However, they can be a powerful and useful planning...
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...
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...
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...
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...
May04No Comments

"Finally, New York has Brought its Divorce Laws into the 21st Century"

In the fall of 2010, former Governor Paterson exclaimed with relief that New York has finally joined the 21st century, following the rest of America, by adopting a No-Fault Divorce law. So why was the former Governor happy about New York’s No-Fault...