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Same-Sex Marriage Breakup Leads to Unusual Custody Battle

New York passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2011, which allowed for the marriage of same-sex couples throughout the state. However, one couple soon found that there were some unusual circumstances surrounding child custody during New York same-sex divorces. Now one woman is left scrambling to figure out how to have access to her adopted… Read More »

Third-Party Child Custody Rights

In some situations, courts may grant custody to third parties like grandparents, close relatives or other close friends with whom he child is familiar. The last 20 years have seen a significant increase in the rights of non-parents who wish to seek visitation and custody rights of children that have divorced parents. Non-parental custodial rights… Read More »

How to Make the Divorce Process Easier on Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Divorce is becoming more and more common for people as they reach middle age. While divorce has obvious financial and logistical implications, there are plenty of emotional implications as well. Although it’s easy to slip into petty arguments and insults, in the long run it’s much better to take the high road and remain mature… Read More »

Tips for Dividing Valuable Art During a Divorce

How should you go about dividing pieces of art during a divorce? It’s an issue that’s not often talked about, but is fairly common in divorces of couples that own large estates. In fact, some experts say that it can take longer to divide up paintings or sculptures than houses, cars or money. There are… Read More »

Study Indicates Children of Wealthier Parents More Affected By Divorce

A new study by Georgetown University researchers published in the journal Child Development indicates that children with wealthier parents are generally more impacted by divorce than children with poorer parents. The research suggests that wealthier children will have greater benefits from being part of stepfamilies, but will be more likely to have behavioral problems. The… Read More »

Saratoga County Lauded for Child Support Program

We are mostly accustomed to seeing negative stories about child support in the news, but one New York county has created such a great program that it’s receiving statewide and national acclaim. Saratoga County’s Department of Social Services was recently recognized for the 14th straight year for having the state’s best-performing enforcement unit for child… Read More »

Addressing Key Divorce Issues with a Level Head

Even if you and your spouse both agree to dissolve your marriage and move on, divorce is never an easy process. There are many emotions and tough issues to resolve, and it can be difficult to keep a clear head when finalizing the terms of your divorce. During this time, it’s extremely important to approach… Read More »

Top 5 Common Causes of Divorce

No one enters into a marriage expecting to get divorced, and yet the national success rate for marriages rests at just over 50 percent. Many couples find that their relationships start out positively, only to devolve into conflict and unhappiness just a few years later. So why do so many marriages end up failing? The… Read More »

New York City Does More to Help People Paying Child Support

An independent report examining New York City’s Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has found that the agency has shifted to a more family-centered focus in its approach to child support issues. According to the Amsterdam News, the OCSE, founded in 1975, began as an agency to oversee the payment of child support. In the… Read More »

How Should Divorcing Couples Divide Rental Properties?

During the course of their marriage, many couples decide to invest in real estate, purchasing rental properties and earning incomes off of them. But these real estate holdings can make the property division process more difficult if these couples decide to get divorce. The following are some of the key considerations to make when dividing… Read More »