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Decades Of Litigation Experience

Month: April 2021

Serving your Spouse

By Regina Competiello More often than one may think, I find potential clients sitting for a divorce consultation before they have even broached the subject with their spouse at home. There are varying reasons, some people just want information before they make their...

PENSIONS AND DIVORCES

By Matt Cavallo, Esq. Under New York law, you may be entitled to a portion of your spouse’s pension. In Majauskas v. Majauskas, the court ruled that a spouse is entitled upon divorce to “one half of a percentage of the amount of each pension benefit payable to [the...

Encouraging Parenting Time

By Michele Olsen, Esq., MA, MSW As difficult as divorce is for the litigants, it is inordinately more so for the children. This is especially true in acrimonious divorces where either unintentionally, or by design, one parent places the children directly in the midst...

Know Before You Sign

By Regina M. Competiello, Esq. One of the best calls I can get from a potential client is “I went to mediation, and I have questions.” Why is this the best call? Because the call isn’t “I went to mediation, I signed an agreement and now I have some questions.” Saying...

Forensic Evaluations in Contested Custody Cases

By Jennifer L. Garber, Esq. In New York, when there is a custody dispute, the Courts are empowered to order the parties to retain and cooperate with a forensic evaluation. (In the Matter of Elaine Sassower-Berlin v. Stephen Berlin, 31 AD3d 771 [2d Dept 2006]).Said...

Parenting Time for Parents

By: Michele Olsen, Esq., MA, MSW When the issue of residential custody of the child(ren) is contested in a divorce action, everyone breathes a sigh of relief when it is finally resolved. At the very least, this settles the issue of not only where the child(ren) will...