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Decades Of Litigation Experience

Month: January 2021

CUSTODY OVERVIEW

New York courts use the best interest of the child standard in determining which parent will obtain custody. This standard involves the analysis of several factors, including a parent’s involvement or presence in the child’s life; the age of the parents; any physical...

Controlling Your Divorce

When going through a divorce, people can fly through a range of emotions. It is important that they have a support system in place to help them. Many litigants often seek out professional therapists, however, many also lean on immediate family, like Mom, Dad, their...

Where Can I Live After My Divorce?

An issue which you must contemplate as you are in the process of divorce is where will you live after the action is complete. If there are no children, the answer is easy. You will have no restrictions. If you have children, the answer is not as clear cut. Both...

Validity of Religious Upbringing Clauses

In an interesting recent article in New Yorker Magazine, (“When One Parent Leaves a Hasidic Community, What Happens to the Kids?”), writer Larissa MacFarquhar delves into what happens to children who have grown up in the Orthodox Jewish community after parents divorce...

WHEN NANA IS A NO-NO: GRANDPARENT VISITATION

Generally, grandparents are a welcome presence in the lives of children. They can provide loving and reliable childcare, sage child rearing advice (although sometimes unsolicited), unconditional love, and an undeniable wealth of stories regarding family history....

What If My Spouse Cheated On Me?

Finding out that your spouse cheated on you is devastating. You have heard that one should never make a decision when you’re upset and this is not an exception. Divorcing your spouse is a big decision, even if you are the victim of adultery. However, if you believe...

Where am I going to live?

Generally, the largest asset in a marriage is the marital residence. Movies and television shows will have you believe that someone in the divorce always “gets the house.” This is not necessarily true, and it is not always that simple. A court may decide to allow the...

The Family Pet During a Divorce

In the United States, a significant number of households, count a companion animal as a beloved member of their family. Ironically, the legal status of these furry family members are that of property. Although in recent years the Courts have determined that animals...

TRAVEL WITH THE CHILDREN

If you have children and you have decided that the best course of action is a divorce, there are certain things all parties will need to get use to. One issue is traveling with your children. Any travel with the children within the state is normally not an issue. The...