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Divorce and the Special Needs Child

During divorce, a couple with a child with special needs requires experienced legal help. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is often attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Still other children suffer from birth defects or other… Read More »

Divorce: A Change of Heart

Of all the causes of divorce, a change of heart is the most common. For one New York businessman, a change of heart means the end of a marriage and a career. New York hedge fund manager Adam Sender is well known in the art world for his dedication to collecting contemporary art. According to… Read More »

BFF: When Custody Actions Involve Dogs

In New York and across the United States, pets are often beloved family members. As man’s (and woman’s) best friend, a pet holds a special place in the heart of its owners — and on court dockets when its owners split up. Such is the case of Joey, the miniature dachshund.  In a case before… Read More »

Money Secrets: Before and During Divorce

Sometimes the measure of how a couple copes during marriage is a good indicator of how they might handle divorce. A recent British survey looked at questionable spending habits and the impact on a marriage — how does that play out in divorce? In October, the Mail Online reported the results of a survey conducted… Read More »

Is Divorce Catching?

A few years ago, a cluster of celebrity divorces gave rise to the idea that divorce could be contagious. It was thought that seeing high-profile couples calling it quits was having a ripple effect on people in general deciding to separate. Yet, there are still many people who stay in an unhappy marriage for decades… Read More »

Second Time Around: What About a Prenuptial Agreement?

In a marriage without a prenuptial agreement, the assets and liabilities of divorcing couples are split equitably. If you’re considering a second marriage, you should consider a prenuptial agreement to protect your financial well-being. While the divorce rate is high for first-time couples, it’s even higher for those who marry a second or third time…. Read More »

Divorce and the Digital World: How Technology Can Help

For many people, divorce means the end of a relationship and limited future contact with a former spouse. However, for partners with children, a romantic relationship can end but parenting is forever. In recent years, technology has eased some of the anxiety and annoyance for former spouses and future co-parents. Working with clients throughout Long… Read More »

Accounting for Assets During Property Division

In New York, the marital estate is subject to equitable division, that is, fair allocation of proceeds to both parties. The only assets divided during divorce are those that are known — so how do you know your entire marital estate is on the table when it comes time to divorce? Whether out of fear… Read More »

Understanding Legal Representation for Your Child

When a court believes it is in his or her best interests, your child may be appointed a legal representative. Understanding the different personnel who deal with your child in a legal setting is confusing but critical for you to know. While family law matters concerning child welfare give rise to appointment of legal representation,… Read More »

Court Finds Prenuptial Agreement Fraudulently Induced

In an uncommon ruling, the Supreme Court of the State of New York affirmed a lower court ruling to set aside a prenuptial agreement entered into between a Long Island couple. The ruling allowed the plaintiff to pursue divorce relief without the stipulated protections offered by the prenuptial agreement. For many reasons, a prenuptial agreement… Read More »