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Can I Prevent My Ex’s New Partner from Meeting My Children?

It is understandable for there to be tension or bad blood between you and an ex-spouse, particularly when they bring a new romantic partner into the picture. If you do not like that new partner, you might wonder if you have any recourse to keep them away from your children while they are visiting your… Read More »

Theft from a Spouse While Married: What Does the Law Say?

One of the issues at stake in your divorce could be the theft of one spouse’s possessions by the other spouse during the course of the marriage. It is common for a spouse to consider the item to be his or her own property, and the other spouse to disagree, resulting in claims of theft… Read More »

Is it Ever Advisable to Give Up Your Parental Rights in New York?

“If you give up all your rights and never bother us again we won’t ask you for anything!” We often receive calls from noncustodial parents who say they’ve been offered that proposition during heated arguments with their exes. However attractive that deal may seem, be aware that giving up your parental rights does not end… Read More »

My Spouse Just Took our Children’s College Accounts; Can He Do That?

There are a lot of financial considerations to take into account when going through the divorce process. Among these is what will happen to your college savings accounts you have set up for your children. This is a lot of money, and it is unfortunately not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to co-opt those… Read More »

Is It Required to Have a Separate Bedroom to Have Overnight Visitation With Your Child?

If you are a noncustodial parent who has regularly scheduled visitation with your child, you might be wondering what rules exist for overnight visitations. One common question people have is whether or not they are required to have a separate bedroom specifically for their child during these visitations, if overnight stays are to be allowed…. Read More »

Your Spouse Cheated: Can You Get More Alimony or Property in the Divorce?

The short answer is yes, there is a way. However, successfully using evidence of an affair to obtain a favorable property or alimony award is rare. Our firm has achieved many positive results in this area but certain factors must exist in order to influence a court’s decision. New York judges are not allowed to… Read More »

Can One Take Money from a Joint Bank Account Just Before Filing for Divorce to “Preserve It?”

If you’re preparing to file for divorce, it’s natural to be concerned about how your assets will be split during the divorce process. However, as tempting as it can be to start removing money from accounts and funneling it into a new, separate bank account, you should know that this is an awful idea, and… Read More »

Economic Inequality v. Economic Unfairness in New York Divorces

Economic inequality is exactly what it sounds like. The general public has internalized that economic compensation is often unequal. The man who installs a valve in a heating or air conditioning unit will not be paid the same as a man who installs a valve in another person’ s heart. There is a level of… Read More »

Can a Parent Whose Job Requires Them to Travel Obtain Custody?

There are a variety of factors courts will look at when determining which spouse in a divorce will have primary physical custody of the couple’s children. Courts want to create an arrangement that’s in the best interests of the children—that means placing them in a home with parents who are capable of fulfilling all their… Read More »

Can You Represent Yourself in New York Family Court?

Family Court in New York handles petitions to modify custody, visitation and child support orders established during divorce proceedings in the state Supreme Court. In addition, unmarried parents go to Family Court when seeking to establish support obligations and custody rights. Though you have the right to initiate and proceed through a case in Family… Read More »