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Category: Family & Matrimonial Law


When is the right time to modify or re-negotiate a custody order?

Custody agreements between parents lay out an array of details regarding a child’s upbringing, and most often include visitation schedules including holidays, co-parenting…

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Financial ‘infidelity’ during divorce: beware of spouse hiding money, assets behind your back

Anyone contemplating a divorce should be aware that hiding assets or money from a spouse is actually (sadly) quite common. About 12 million Americans admit to hiding money from…

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Co-parenting resources can keep families on the right track

It may not have been easy, but you successfully transitioned from married (or living together) with kids to divorced (or separating) and co-parenting with your ex. But you still…

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Children and divorce: Negotiating a successful co-parenting plan in your divorce settlement

Divorce may be the end of a marriage, but when children are involved, it is the beginning of co-parenting. That means parents still have to work together and raise their children.…

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Family Court to see more cases as final phase of ‘Raise the Age’ law goes into effect in 2019

The final phase of New York’s “Raise the Age” law goes into effect this year, finally making way for both 16- and 17-year-olds to be referred to Family Court instead of…

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Pension Orders and Divorce: Secure interests at the time of your agreement or divorce

Most divorcing couples know that a pension acquired in whole or in part during a marriage, is in fact a marital asset just like their house, and as such, is subject to…

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Non-parent custody: Courts may consider third parties in certain situations

New York law recognizes that biological parents have a superior right to raise their children. However, in cases where there are extraordinary circumstances, a court may consider…

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Take back what’s yours: Name change after divorce

Whether married for a few years or many, divorcing spouses often ask “can I change my name once I am divorced?” or “can I force my spouse to drop my last name after we are…

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Orders of protection can protect spouses in contentious divorces

Divorce is never easy and often can be contentious. Divorcing couples have a lot on their minds and last thing either spouse wants to think about is the prospect of facing…

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Helpful tips to prevent joint-custody issues from dampening holiday spirits

The holidays are fast approaching and with them often come the challenges of handling joint custody during one of the busiest times of the year. With hectic schedules, travel or…

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