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Protecting Parents from Unfounded Charges of Neglect from Child Protective Services

My firm has handled thousands of cases involving Child Protective Services (CPS) neglect allegations and we have recently won a published appeal that has clarified the law in connection with the CPS definition of neglect.  Teachers, doctors and others in certain professions have mandatory rules that force them to report anything that could be deemed… Read More »

Unique Elements of Military Divorces

In most ways, divorce for military couples is exactly the same as it is for the average person. However, due to some federal laws and other certain aspects of military life, there are a few unique differences in military divorce that you should be familiar with if you are seeking one.  The first difference is… Read More »

Getting Your Name Changed After Your Divorce

Once your divorce is finalized, you may wish to retake your maiden name. This is a common step taken by most women after divorce, as they understandably wish to begin to next phase of their life by shedding the last remaining tie to their previous marriage.  There are a variety of laws in place to… Read More »

What to Do When Your Ex is Past Due on Child Support Payments

There may be situations in which your ex falls behind in child support payments, causing financial hardship for you as the custodial parent. Whether there is any malicious intent on the part of the support-paying parent is irrelevant — he or she has a legal obligation to fulfill the terms of the support arrangement.  If… Read More »

Different Types of Child Custody Arrangements

Depending on the circumstances of your relationship and divorce, courts may choose from any of a variety of types of child custody arrangements. While courts may draft unique arrangements based on your divorce, there are typically four different types of child custody arrangements that are used:  Legal custody. A person who has legal custody a… Read More »

What are the Basic Rights of Children in a Divorce?

As you go through your divorce, the court system will determine your ability to meet the basic needs and rights of your children when setting child custody arrangements. Your ability to meet these needs determines how fit you are to be a primary custodian.  Some examples of those basic needs and rights include:  Quality education…. Read More »

Enforcing Your Right to Child Visitation

If you have not been granted full custody of your children, the courts have likely given you a specific visitation arrangement that will enable you to see them. There are a variety of types of visitation, including weekend visitation, supervised visitation and more. If anyone attempts to interfere with your rights of visitation, there are… Read More »

Is it Helpful if Your Lawyer is a Former Judge?

Question: Is it helpful if your lawyer is a former judge? Answer: No  If your lawyer was an ex-judge that would sound like he has an “in” in the Court system. This is far from the truth. We have experience in these matters as we have done numerous trials against attorneys who were ex-judges. What… Read More »

Property Division Processes in New York Divorces

In the state of New York (as in most other states), all marital property is subject to equitable distribution during divorce proceedings. Marital property is defined as any type of property acquired during the marriage, not including any property acquired by gift or inheritance during that time period. Common examples of marital property include real… Read More »

Elements of Visitation Schedules for Non-Custodial Parents

Visitation to minor children is available in divorces for when one parent has sole custodial rights over the children. There are various state laws in place governing visitation, in terms of time, frequency and the types of visits allowed. Here are various elements of visitation plans that you will need to be familiar with if… Read More »

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