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Backlog of Divorces Can Make It Harder to Get Divorced in New York

For the last several years, the state of New York has had a significant backlog of divorce cases clogging up its courts, making the process longer and more difficult for couples statewide. According to information from the New York Office of Court Administration, there were approximately 4,500 contested divorces left pending in 2015 — up… Read More »

4 Reasons You Might Consider an Annulment Instead of a Divorce

All 50 states allow for no-fault divorces, but there are some circumstances in which you might prefer to get an annulment instead. While most marriages don’t qualify for an annulment, those that do might be better served by this process rather than divorce. The following are a few common reasons why people choose annulments: New… Read More »

New York Raises the Legal Age for Marriage to 17

The state of New York recently raised its legal age of marriage from 14 to 17, partly to crack down on a system that sometimes resulted in young girls becoming child brides against their will. Previously, New York was one of just three states that allowed 14-year-old individuals to marry without the permission of their… Read More »

Be Prepared for Divorce Court

Involvement in a contentious divorce matter is easier when you know what to expect. Most people hope for an easy, quick divorce. While almost no one achieves it, some divorces are worse than others. And still other divorce experiences linger in bitterness and legal fees for years. Our firm aggressively supports the rights and wishes… Read More »

In Sickness or in Health: Not

A new study suggests older women are more likely to be widowed — and more likely to become divorced if they become ill. Getting older is hard enough. Dealing with the infirmities of age with a spouse is shown to increase health and well-being through the years. New findings presented recently at the annual meeting… Read More »

Happy Meal Tantrum Leads to Bitter Custody Battle

In November of 2013, a tantrum over the refusal of a New York dad to give his son a Happy Meal led a psychologist to label him an “unfit father.”  Recently, the judge in the matter warned the parties to settle their differences or see their four-year old child hauled into her courtroom.  Earlier in… Read More »

Contested Custody and Forensic Reports in New York

Reality often seems to take a walk during the heat of a bitter custody battle. In January, a prominent neurosurgeon tried to take a walk with a court report concerning his children—and was arrested.  Dr. Eric Braverman is a well-known Manhattan surgeon, radio personality and author of anti-aging books. Wisely or not, Dr. Braverman is… Read More »

The Effect of Divorce on Children

During divorce the lives of children are turned upside-down. Their relationships with parents are permanently changed. Understanding the effect of divorce on your children may help them, and you, in the future.  Children of all ages are at risk from the upheaval caused by divorce. Although parents might understand they will get through divorce intact,… Read More »

New York Divorce Statistics

It’s normal to feel isolated when you are facing the end of your marriage. The truth, however, is that you are far from alone. Tens of thousands of people go through divorce every year in New York State. With the help of an experienced domestic relations attorney, you can see the process through to a… Read More »

Custody and Support Issues for Military Parents

The men and women who defend our country face special challenges during divorce and child custody litigation. Fortunately, state and federal laws prevent a parent from using the military status of the other parent to gain an unfair advantage in custody and support disputes.  The fact that a military parent may be deployed or transferred… Read More »

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