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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Edward McClenathan Discusses “digital infidelity.”

Virtual affairs are trending as spouses look for comfort online February 23, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The new version of a little black book is now online, where friends are becoming more than friends, more often. Virtual affairs are …

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Partner Mario Commetti, Esq. talks with WAMC about the Gideon Putnam Resort’s Divorce Weekends

Spa City Wedding Resort To Host Divorce Weekends By Lucas Willard September 5, 2014   A well-known wedding destination  in Saratoga Springs will soon host a new kind of service – divorce. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard …

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TheDailyGazette

Mario Cometti, Esq. speaks about Gideon Putnam Divorce Packages with The Daily Gazette

Divorce Hotel takes up residence at Gideon Putnam Mediated split concept got start in the Netherlands September 5, 2014   SARATOGA SPRINGS — Think of Divorce Hotel as a last vacation for a doomed marriage. For $5,000, the private service …

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OneidaDailyDispatch

Mario Cometti, Esq. speaks with the Oneida Daily Dispatch about Gideon Putnam Divorce Packages

By Lauren Mineau September 4, 2014   MIKE McMAHON – MMcMAHON@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA.COM, DivorceHotel is offering a divorce package at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in the Saratoga Spa State Park. SARATOGA SPRINGS >> A local hotel usually known as a place to …

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Mario Cometti, Esq. speaks with the Saratogian about Gideon Putnam Divorce Packages

By Lauren Mineau September 4, 2014   MIKE McMAHON – MMcMAHON@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA.COM, Divorce Hotel is offering a divorce package at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in the Saratoga Spa State Park Wedesday September 3, 2014. SARATOGA SPRINGS >> A local hotel usually …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. explores the difficulties for military families when both parents deploy

Mom goes to war: Balancing personal and family lives with wartime By Lane Anderson of Deseret News Posted: Thursday, May 22 2014   Stacy Keyte had just re-enlisted in the National Guard in 2004 when she got pregnant with her …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses child custody issues for military families in the Deseret News.

Mom goes to war: Balancing personal and family lives with wartime By Lane Anderson Published: Wed, May 21   Stacy Keyte had just re-enlisted in the National Guard in 2004 when she got pregnant with her son, Caleb. He was …

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Partner Barbara King discusses trends in WNY divorce data with the Buffalo Law Journal

OPINION: The ‘new normal’ for divorce The New York State Department of Health recently finalized its 2012 Vital Statistics divorce data. What are we learning? That in light of the new “no-fault” divorce era, Western New York has seen a …

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Separation Agreements on Life Support in NYS

Separation agreements used to serve as a common, cost-effective stepping stone to divorce in New York, accounting for roughly 1 in 14 (7%) divorces granted annually. Since Oct. 12, 2010, the state has allowed spouses to divorce under the legal …

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The Buffalo News

Another Voice: Cohabitation Carries Financial Risk for Partners

By Robert C. Baron With the honeymoon capital of the world in its back yard, Western New York has seen economic factors in earlier decades dramatically change its wedding industry. For better, for worse (for richer, for poorer), recent years …

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Legal Beat: Disproving a Paternity Claim

By Mathew B. Tully Q. An ex-girlfriend of mine is alleging that I am the father of her child. We haven’t dated for almost a year and haven’t talked since the breakup. I doubt that the child is mine. What …

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ARLnow

Legal Beat: Spousal Support for Ex-Husband?

By Mathew B. Tully Question: My soon-to-be-ex-husband makes less than I do. Does that mean I have to pay spousal support after we divorce? The short answer here is probably; however, it can sometimes be impossible to predict what a …

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The Saratogian

Ask the Lawyer: Modifying Child Support Payments

By Mathew B. Tully Question: I’m divorced and own a restaurant. My business is still reeling from a horrible winter and I’m having trouble meeting my child support obligations. At what point does a decline in business merit lower child …

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Keep Your Cool Co-Parenting This Summer

School will be out soon and the children couldn’t be happier. Summer schedules, however, present many challenges for divorced or separated parents who now have children home 24/7 and need to rearrange custodial access schedules. With fewer stay-at-home parents these …

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Barbara J. King, Esq. - Family and Matrimonial Lawyer

Should You Adopt Your Stepchild?

With so many second marriages forming these days, the “blended family” has become a common event. The term refers to families that bring together children from prior marriages or relationships, to live in one household together. Over time, the bond …

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New York Family and Matrimonial Attorney

Breaking Glass

Family. It’s one word, but it means so much. It is central to our daily lives and to the decisions we make. It can create memories or conflict, joy or pain, and it can present opportunity and responsibility. That is …

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Divorce and College Tuition

FINANCE 101: Allocation of College Expenses in a Divorced/Separated Family

Given the current economy and skyrocketing college costs, determining how to pay for children’s college expenses can be difficult enough these days in an intact family. This issue is made all the more difficult when the parents are divorced or …

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New York Family and Matrimonial Attorney - New Laws

More Exciting New Laws

By now most everyone has heard or read about New York State going “No Fault” by providing grounds to divorce a spouse based on an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months. What is getting less …

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Article 81 Guardianships

Article 81 Guardianship

While much of what is discussed in our newsletters centers around families that are separating, and how to handle the various issues related to that unfortunate circumstance, our department also handles other matters, such as adoptions, Article 17/17-a Guardianships (for …

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New York No Fault Divorce

The True Effect of No Fault Divorce

There is much buzz in the legal community about the status of No Fault divorce in New York State. While various proposals have been tossed about for decades now, New York State has finally embraced a No Fault Divorce bill. …

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New York Family and Matrimonial Attorney

Economy Hits Home in More Ways Than One

The current economic climate is affecting more than just consumer lifestyles. It has also forced many parents into wondering how they will be able to meet their monthly financial obligations, including child support payments. With more layoffs anticipated, I’ve noticed …

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  • Free Download: EEOC 2016 Update White Paper

    You Could Be Sharing Confidential Info and Not Even Know It Tully Rinckey’s white paper details the Equal Employment Opportunity’s (“EEOC”) nationwide change to procedure that has gone largely unnoticed. The new procedure applies to Charges filed on or after …

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