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What Not to Do While Seeking Custody of Your Children

It’s not uncommon for child custody disputes to grow bitter and lead to long, drawn-out court battles. Both parent understandably wants as much time with their children as possible, and they do not want to have to compromise on child support arrangements. However, there are certain actions that parents can take during custody hearings and… Read More »

Alienation Through Munchhausen by Proxy

In the mid-nineties there were many cases involving “chronic fatigue syndrome” and Lyme disease.  Lately, it seems that one in 5 divorces involve a child who is suffering from A.D.D. and/or A.D.H.D. or another “not otherwise specified” (N.O.S.) cognitive problem. Attention Deficit Disorder (“A.D.D.”) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (“A.D.H.D.”) are being aggressively diagnosed and… Read More »

Why are Mothers Most Often Awarded Child Custody?

Though child custody laws generally no longer presume that children should stay with their mother after a divorce, the fact is that mothers are still awarded custody of their children more often than fathers. So what is the reason for this? First, courts more often find that the mother meets the qualifications for being considered… Read More »

Friday, February 13: Bad Luck for Marriages and Perfect Storm for Divorce Lawyers

The day before Valentine’s Day always finds every restaurant and every short stay hotel fully booked. If it is a weekday, people take long lunches; have a few drinks with the one they love; and retreat to the “no tell motel” before returning to work.  The problem is: These trysts are not between husband and… Read More »

How to Enforce a Property Division Order

As a part of your divorce decree, courts will issue an order outlining how your marital property will be divided. There will also be information about how you can enforce that order, should your ex-spouse not cooperate with the terms of the decree. There are a variety of ways in which you may be able… Read More »

How Does Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Divorce?

Depending on your financial situation, it may seem like it is a sensible decision to file for bankruptcy at the same time as you file for divorce, especially if large debt was a major contributing factor to your divorce. However, these two legal processes can occasionally complicate each other when they occur at the same… Read More »

Avoid These Common Divorce Mistakes

Divorce can be an overwhelming, emotionally straining process. It can be understandably difficult to control your emotions throughout the entire process, especially when you are put into situations where you need to either work with or against your former spouse. However, there are certain mistakes you must avoid to help the process go as smoothly… Read More »

Filing for Divorce When Your Spouse Lives Elsewhere

If your spouse lives in another state when you file for divorce, this can add certain complications to the process. The most pressing challenges you are likely to face include persuading the court to take on your case and convincing your state to legally recognize your divorce. You do not necessarily have to file for… Read More »

When Parents Dodge Support Obligations: Imputing Income

When a child is born, his or her parents inherit the joy and responsibility that comes with having a child. Emotionally, it does not matter if the child is one or 40 — most parents will always harbor a deep connection with their child and feel a responsibility to that person. Legally, being a parent… Read More »

The Deadbeat Issue: Enforcing Child Support in New York

When a couple with children gets divorced, each parent still has a responsibility to help care for and support their children. To ensure that each adheres to this requirement, New york requires the parents to reach a support agreement that formalizes the terms of the support arrangement. This contract specifically outlines each parent’s support obligations… Read More »