Tag Archives: family law

Foreign Law Proposes Marriage Licenses Renewals to Prevent Divorces

Last year, it was widely recently reported that lawmakers in Mexico were considering legislation that would have created temporary marriage licenses as a solution to the rising number of divorces in the country. According to a Reuters report, statistics showed that in Mexico most divorce actions commenced within the first two years of marriage. In… Read More »

The Impact Respect Can Have on a Breakup of a Marriage

Respect in a marriage does not stop at home. It is required in the public sphere as well. Today, most people have the ability to take videos and pictures right on their mobile phones. Because of this development, the chances that actions by one spouse outside of the home getting back to the other spouse… Read More »

Unequal Same-Sex Marriage: Legal Protection for NY Couples

New York began recognizing same-sex marriage in 2011. However, matrimony is not enough to protect your rights. Although same-sex couples are granted the same privileges and obligations as heterosexual partners within New York, you do not have equal rights under federal laws or in the states that don’t recognize your marriage. You can counter this… Read More »

Taxes and Children of Divorced Parents

As the noncustodial parent, you will likely owe child support. The amount is generally established based on New York child support guidelines calculations, with some room for negotiating a fair monthly amount. In addition, you can negotiate with your spouse to reduce your future tax liability. The actions you take during mediation can put more… Read More »

Enforcing Child Support of Out-of-State Parents

When your children’s other parent lives outside of New York, determining which state has jurisdiction to rule on the establishment, collection and enforcement of child support payments can complicate the process of getting the money you are owed. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) addresses this issue so you know which order to follow… Read More »

Common Law Marriage in New York

Contrary to popular belief, only a few states recognize common law marriages. Many people still assume that by living together for a period and holding themselves out as man and wife, they attain the rights of being married. Often people think the magic number of years is seven. The reality is that New York does… Read More »

Spousal Support in New York

When a couple splits up, one of the major areas of dissension that must be addressed is spousal support, which is also often referred to as maintenance or alimony. Marriages of a very short duration generally do not involve an award of spousal support. The requirement that one spouse pay the other spousal support, whether… Read More »

What Types of Documents Do I Likely Need to Bring to My First Meeting with My Divorce Attorney?

Your divorce lawyer is there to help you through the divorce process. To assist you, your attorney needs to obtain a full picture of your situation. Why you want a divorce, what you expect out of one, and a snapshot of your financial situation are key to helping your lawyer understand how best to advise… Read More »

What Questions Should I Ask When I Meet with My Divorce Attorney?

Your divorce lawyer is there to help you through the divorce process. Your lawyer will have many questions for you and require you to provide records and documentation to properly represent you. While your lawyer needs to get to know you and your case, you also need to become educated about the divorce process. In… Read More »

Some Reasons People Divorce

People understand that marriages end and that divorce is a natural occurrence once a relationship is no longer fulfilling. While it may be commonplace to divorce, divorce is never easy for the parties involved. Most couples feel extreme sorrow. Depression can occur. After a time, the parties learn how to move on and move forward…. Read More »