Tag Archives: divorce lawyer

Don’t Try This at Home: No-Fault Doesn’t Mean No-Lawyer

No-fault divorce finally took effect for New Yorkers in October of 2010. Some thought it would lessen the need for family law attorneys to represent the divorcing parties. However, as a Long Island divorce lawyer, I can attest that the need for professional representation remains as great as ever. Just because you don’t have to… Read More »

Child Support: How Much and What If?

Raising children, it is sometimes said, takes an open heart, an open mind and an open wallet. The inevitable financial strains of a Long Island divorce can create some big questions when it comes to sharing the expenses of parenting. What can I expect for child support? According to New York Child Support Standards guidelines,… Read More »

Successful Divorce: The Art of Co-Parenting

For divorced parents (as with any parents), managing the children’s daily routine and long-term welfare poses an ongoing challenge. As a Long Island family law attorney, I see the sad impact that even well-meaning parents can have when the children are put in difficult or uncomfortable situations. And I see the remarkable difference it makes… Read More »

The Role of an Attorney for the Child in Custody Disputes

Amid the he said, she said drama of hard-fought child custody and visitation cases, we can sometimes forget another small but important voice — that of the child. To ensure that custody proceedings focus on the unique interests of the child, family law judges may appoint an attorney for the child (formerly known as a… Read More »

Five Ways to Jeopardize Your Custody & Visitation Rights

Custody battles are heart-wrenching because they involve innocent victims — the children. As a Long Island family law attorney, I see bitter parents trying to use custody and visitations as weapons. Ultimately, these tactics can backfire. Here are some key mistakes: Interfering with visitation. Whether you repeatedly show up late for visitation exchanges or miss… Read More »

Economic Woes Create Demand for Decree Modification

As time passes and circumstances change, some aspects of your final divorce decree can be amended by a petition to modify the original terms. As a Long Island divorce lawyer, I can confirm that modifications are common in today’s challenging economic times. A divorced spouse who experiences an income loss or reduction of at least… Read More »

Cruising Can Mean Losing in Divorce Negotiations

When you’re going through a divorce, your reputation and how you represent yourself in the online world matters. As a Long Island family law attorney, I can tell you that careless posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites can be costly in everything from your divorce settlement to your child custody agreement…. Read More »

Standing Up for Your Custody Rights

You always serve your interests best in a divorce by arriving at a mutually agreeable settlement for important issues like child custody. But, as the leading family law firm in Nassau, Queens and Suffolk Counties, we know that mutually agreeable may be a foreign concept to some contentious couples and that the case could end… Read More »

Maintaining Health Care Coverage After Divorce

If you and your children are covered by your spouse’s health insurance plan and you’re contemplating divorce, the time to consider how you will be covered after divorce is now. Every year, 115,000 American women lose their health insurance after divorce, according to a University of Michigan study. Moderate-income women are most affected, since they… Read More »

Challenging a Prenuptial Agreement During Your Divorce

You were sincere when you said, “till death do us part,” so the prenuptial agreement you were asked to sign may have felt more like a formality than a legal contract. Now that you are divorcing, you may realize that you should never have agreed to the inequitable terms. However, you have options. You can… Read More »