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Common Law Marriage is Not Recognized in New York

One common question we receive at our law offices is whether or not the state of New York recognizes common law marriages. The short answer here is no, but let’s take a closer look at what a common law marriage is and what state law says about it. What is common law marriage? In the… Read More »

No Shave November

In November, there is a movement whereby men put down their razors and grow facial hair in order to bring awareness to men’s health issues. I have seen too many people without hair as a result of cancer treatment. I have seen this in my family and friends. I am growing hair in support of… Read More »

How Does Wage Garnishment Work for Child Support?

If the other parent of your child regularly neglects to pay the child support he or she owes you, there are a variety of potential collection methods you and your attorney could work to implement to ensure you get the money you need. Perhaps the most common type of collecting judgments for overdue child support… Read More »

In What Circumstances Will a Court Grant Full Custody?

A parent who is granted full custody has the authority to make all major decisions regarding the child without consulting the other parent, an authority known as sole legal custody. That parent will also have sole physical custody, in that the child will live with them full time. It is rare for a parent to… Read More »

What Penalties Exist for Failure to Pay Child Support?

All parents have a responsibility to financially support their children, providing for food, housing, medical assistance, education and other needs. A failure by one parent to pay court-ordered child support could result in serious penalties, including criminal charges and sentences. Here’s a quick overview of some of the penalties that exist for failure to pay… Read More »

Tips for Selling a Home While Going Through a Divorce

The decision of whether or not to sell your house during the divorce process can be quite difficult. Having to pack up and move while so many other changes are occurring in your life can be a truly overwhelming prospect. However, there are many circumstances in which it does not make financial sense for either… Read More »

How to Prove Your Circumstances Have Changed for Child Support

If you wish to reduce the amount of money you’re paying in child support, you will be responsible for filing an official petition in court for a judge to review your case. The child support modification process can vary slightly from court to court, but you can expect that you will need to prove that… Read More »

Does Divorce Affect Your Credit?

Many people will experience a hit to their credit during or after a divorce. However, it’s not the divorce itself that affects the credit—marital status has nothing to do with how your credit report is calculated. It’s the financial repercussions of your divorce that could result in your credit taking a hit. Losing a household… Read More »

Tips to Help You Avoid a Toxic Divorce

While divorce is stressful and potentially traumatic, it does not have to be extremely contentious. With a little bit of effort from each party, the divorce process can go relatively smoothly and collaboratively, allowing you to avoid toxicity and drawn-out, personal legal battles. Here are a few tips to help you avoid toxicity during the… Read More »

How Kindness Can Help You Through a Divorce

A little bit of kindness can make a big difference in the world, and when you’re going through a divorce it can also help you refresh your mindset and stay afloat during some significant life changes. Here are just a few ways you may find kindness to be of great assistance during the divorce process:… Read More »