Articles by Michael J. Belsky

How Can I Protect My Assets During Divorce?

Divorce can create substantial emotional turmoil but may also pose significant financial risks, especially when it comes to the division of assets. If you are contemplating…

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Making Sure the “House” Wins: How Sports Gambling Can Negatively Impact Your Family Relationships

On the two-year anniversary of mobile sports wagering being allowed in New York State, Governor Kathy Hochul announced earlier this year that, in total, New York has collected…

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Judge in limo crash case OKs sharing of grand jury testimony

SCHOHARIE — State Supreme Court Justice Peter Lynch has authorized the release of grand jury testimony regarding the actions of Mavis Discount Tire, the Saratoga Springs…

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Can Moving Out Before a Divorce Cause Problems?

Depending on your living situation, children, and the conditions of a divorce, you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse may consider moving out of the shared home before the divorce is…

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How to Navigate the Holiday Season While Co-Parenting

Splitting the holidays is a challenging task for most divorced families, especially when you’ve only imagined an idyllic, perfect holiday season for your kids. Holiday plans…

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What are the Requirements for Prenuptial Agreements in New York?

Getting married is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. It’s important to understand that this is not just a union of two people but an economic partnership as well.…

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Don’t Gamble Away Your Family: How Sports Betting Has Impacted New Yorker’s Family Relationships

Gambling on sporting events was taken over by New York organized crime in the mid-20th century. If you wanted to place a bet on sports, you had to contact a bookmaker, today…

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The story of Paislee, found alive in a secret room

The story of Paislee Joann Shultis, the four-year old child from a small town south of Ithaca who disappeared with her parents in 2019 just when the authorities were coming to…

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How Marijuana, Other Drug Use and Alcohol Can Affect you in Family Court

With the recent legalization of marijuana in New York State, many New Yorkers are still left wondering what their rights are in regard to usage and how that might affect them and…

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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement if I Don’t Have Any Assets?

A common misconception is that a prenuptial agreement is only for the rich and famous, however, this is simply not true. While it is certainly not the most romantic part of your…

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