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ADOPTION IN NEW YORK

By Matt Cavallo New York Law permits “[a]n adult unmarried person, an adult married couple together, or any two unmarried adult intimate partners together” to adopt someone. Dom. Rel. § 110. With regard to married couples, however, both spouses must adopt a child,...

RELOCATING WITH YOUR CHILD

by Hope Tuber After a divorce is complete, if there were children of the marriage, custody was resolved. Typically, one parent is awarded residential custody of the child subject to visitation rights of the other party. After some time passes, one question which may...

Technology and Divorce

By Regina M. Competiello, Esq. With ever developing technology, the ability to communicate is one of the easiest things to do. Between either a text message or an email, you can fire off a message in a matter of seconds and often that message cannot be taken back. Not...

THE DANGERS OF PROCEEDING PRO SE IN A DIVORCE

by Matt Cavallo, Esq. Some, if facing a divorce, may be tempted to avoid hiring an attorney to represent them. Representing yourself in a divorce action may seem to be way to avoid incurring legal fees. However, divorces can be complex and it is generally unwise to...

Your Divorce: How Much and How Long

By: Michele Olsen, Esq., MA, MSW Two of the most common questions asked by clients, sometimes even before what his/her entitlements are, is how much will my divorce cost and how long will it take? While these questions are certainly reasonable, the answers are...

NEW YORK CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

by Matt Cavallo, Esq. In 1989, New York passed the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA).   The main purpose of this legislation was to establish minimum and meaningful standards of obligations on the premise that both parents share the responsibilities for child...

We Just Want to Settle

by Regina M. Competiello, Esq. Couples that decide to separate amicably generally start out with the best of intentions. They think they have it all figured out, and sometimes, they do. Unfortunately, more often than not, cracks begin to show as they get to the nitty...

The Family Court and Orders of Protection

By Jennifer L. Garber, Esq. Many people are confused about the process surrounding a Family Court action seeking an Order of Protection. An Order of protection, if granted, may be issued upon a litigant’s filing of a Family Offense Petition against a person with a...