Category: Family & Matrimonial Law

Are New York Divorce Records Public?

New York has some of the most comprehensive privacy laws in the country, and divorce records are no exception. In some states, the general public can request copies of divorce…

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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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Three Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents Concerned About Paying for Their Child’s College Education

One of the most significant events in a young person’s life is the decision to go to college. However, if you are a divorced or separated parent, you might be uncertain…

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Traveling Abroad with Your Kids? If You Share Custody, Check These 3 Items Off Your To-Do List to Ensure Those Passports Get Stamped

With summer in full swing, COVID travel restrictions loosening, and the increasing strength of the US dollar, many parents might be planning a big international trip with their…

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in New York?

For grandparents, the relationship with your grandchild can be one of the most important things in the world for you. But what happens when the child’s parents prevent you from…

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Can you find Success as a Divorced Dad?

Regardless of whether or not you end up with primary custody of your child, divorce can have a significant impact on your relationship with your children and, if not handled…

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How Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Impact Parenting Rights

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a constitutional right to privacy exists, based on decades of precedent going back to 1891. The Court specifically references…

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Debt Following Divorce: How Your Ex’s Student Loans Can Follow You Out of Your Marriage

Like most couples, many don’t plan for divorce. When tying the knot, you may think that all your boons and burdens will be shared with your partner till death do you part. But…

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The NYS Spousal Support Formula: Math or Madness?

As many couples going through divorce or separation in New York are quickly learning, a few years back, the legislature decided that creating a mathematical formula for…

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The Impact of Shared Custody on Child Support

Generally, in New York, like most states, when a couple separates or divorces, and one parent is awarded primary custody of a child, the non-custodial parent is obligated to pay…

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