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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 »

Relocating Your Child Out of State After a Divorce

When divorces occur, it’s somewhat common for one parent to relocate out of the state. However, it’s also important to consider how such a relocation could affect the children in the relationship.  Moving out of state with children after a divorce has an impact on more than just the parent who wants to relocate. The… Read More »

Can Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody in New York?

When two parents divorce, there are a number of decisions they must make. These include dividing their assets, setting up spousal support and deciding with whom their children will live. In the best situations, parents will mutually agree to a child custody arrangement that is in the best interest of their children. However, occasionally one… Read More »

The Cheating Factor: Can Adultery Affect Alimony in NY?

Marriages can break up for a number of reasons. One of the more common reasons is that one of the spouses committed adultery. Under New York law, divorcing couples have the right to seek either a no-fault or fault divorce. The difference is the former requires no legal grounds other than that the marriage is… Read More »

The Types of Alimony in New York

When a couple divorces, they are occasionally on uneven ground financially. This may be due to their unequal earning potential or because one has foregone their career aspirations to care for the couple’s children. Under some circumstances, one of the spouses may be required to support the other one financially. This support can be temporary… Read More »

Seeking an Annulment in New York

Though annulments have the effect of ending a marriage, they are different in various ways from divorce. Divorce dissolves a marriage, while an annulment declares it void.  Marriage is a legal contract. Just like any other contract, there are certain requires that the contract must meet in order for it to be considered valid. If… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions and Divorce

On the day after Christmas our office received 9 new cases.  Almost double what we receive each day.  The day after New Year’s, and the month thereafter we will receive far more than any other time of the year. Before the reader starts to develop a “divorce is bad” attitude remember these maximums:1- we have… Read More »

Uncontested Divorce in New York: A Primer

When a marriage dissolves, there are a number of situations that may arise. Occasionally, both spouses will not both agree to the divorce or on some aspect of the divorce, such as property division. In those cases, the case would proceed as a contested divorce. Alternatively, sometimes both parties will agree on all terms of… Read More »

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