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Can Infidelity Affect Your Alimony Arrangement?

In New York, spouses may seek a no-fault or fault divorce. In no-fault divorce, the filing spouse only needs to demonstrate an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months. The stakes are a bit higher in a divorce filed with fault-based grounds, as the filling souse must prove the presence of physical… Read More »

Factors Involved in Relinquishing Parental Rights and Adoption

Relinquishment of parental rights can occur forcibly or voluntarily. It most commonly occurs during an adoption process, in which birth parents relinquish their parental rights to give an adoptive family full legal custody over the child. While that does not necessarily mean the birth parents can never again have contact with the child, there are… Read More »

What to Do if You Discover Your Spouse is Cheating

It can be devastating to discover a partner is engaged in infidelity, and difficult to determine how to proceed after that discovery. Many people will choose to divorce a spouse who has been cheating on them. If this is the route you decide to take, it is important you proceed with care so you can… Read More »

What You Should Know About Custody, Visitation Rights for Extended Family

In some situations, certain extended family members of either spouse (such as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins) may wonder what rights they have to visit or even take custody of a child. While there are some limited visitation rights available for some extended family members (and only if the parents approve of the visitation), custody… Read More »

What to Know About Hiring a Private Investigator for Your Divorce

Sometimes, a severe lack of trust between two people can make the discovery process in a divorce much more difficult than it otherwise needs to be. The use of a private investigator can help discover missing assets or identify risky or dangerous behavior that could impact the decisions made in your divorce. Before you decide… Read More »

How to Avoid Alienating a Parent During Divorce

Parental alienation is a severe side effect of divorce, one that often occurs as a result of one parent attempting to brainwash their children into having negative feelings toward the other. Some level of parental alienation occurs in up to 15 percent of divorces. However, it is crucial for children to be able to emerge… Read More »

Five Common Misconceptions About Uncontested Divorces

Clients come to our office with the hope of ending their divorces quickly so that they can go on with their lives. Many times they believe that filing for an uncontested divorce will accomplish this. However, we would like to clear up some common myths with facts. Five common misconceptions about uncontested divorces 1. MYTH:… Read More »

Take Our Test: Is Your Divorce Contested or Uncontested?

We are not only divorce lawyers, we are educators on all aspects of a divorce. We have seen many clients come to our office with a misunderstanding of what type of divorce that they think they are going to go through. With this is mind, we have developed this divorce test questionnaire to help our… Read More »

What Happens to Student Loans After Divorce?

There are many people who get divorced while still paying back student loans. As you may know, the debts you and your spouse have are subject to division just like the property you own together. But does that include your student loans? Dealing with student loans in divorce The most important factor with student loans… Read More »

The Most Common Warning Signs Pointing to Divorce

Over the years, social scientists have done a significant amount of research into the factors that are most likely to end a marriage. While it’s impossible to say for sure whether a couple will end up divorced or not, there are certainly some traits of a relationship that could raise red flags. The following are… Read More »