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RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL

By Hope Tuber One of many issues which may come arise in a divorce is who gets to watch the children while the other spouse is unavailable. You may want to ask for the right of first refusal. This means that when your former spouse is unable to watch the children for...

IMPUTATION OF INCOME CONSIDERATIONS

By Matt Cavallo, Esq. If you receive income from a family member or friend, income can be imputed to you such that your child support obligation will be higher. “The court may impute income to a party based on his or her employment history, future earning capacity,...

‘Til Death Do You Part

By Regina M. Competiello, Esq. Divorce is hard enough as you consider all the things in your life that are changing. There are a dozen things to hash out in a settlement or litigation, but something that is often overlooked is what happens in the event of a medical...

COVID TRAVEL

By Brad Glassman COVID TRAVEL TO USA-National Interest Exception (NIE) to Travel to USA under COVID-19 Restrictions for Certain Travelers from China, Iran, India, Brazil, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland On May 27, 2021, the U.S Secretary of...

ANNULMENTS

By Matt Cavallo, Esq. Unlike a divorce, where the parties were said to be legally married but the marriage is to be legally dissolved, an annulment involves a court ruling that a couple was never legally married. In other words, the marriage is declared legally void....

THE MONIED SPOUSE AND ATTORNEY FEES

By Matt Cavallo, Esq. In New York, the monied spouse is the one who earns the most in the marriage. Under New York law, “[t]here shall be a rebuttable presumption that counsel fees shall be awarded to the less monied spouse.” DRL 237(a). Furthermore, the “the court...

WITHHOLDING VISITATION?

By Hope Tuber A common question I have been asked over the years is whether a spouse can deny visitation to the other spouse. New York Courts have taken the view that visitation with a parent is in a child’s best interest and that children will greatly benefit from...