Category Archives: Family Law
How Do You Get an Order of Protection During the Pandemic?
Domestic violence incidents rose earlier in the pandemic as stay-at-home orders went into effect and people were closely confined. Today, while COVID-19 restrictions on movement are hopefully on the decline, domestic abuse remains a problem and victims need to be protected. If a family member or a current or former intimate partner is abusing or… Read More »
What You Should Know if You Want to Use a Surrogate in New York
For many years, New York was behind the times when it came to recognizing the nontraditional ways in which people have children. The practice of paid surrogacy was banned. But on February 15, 2021, landmark legislation went into effect that allows couples and individuals to have a child by a surrogate they legally hire for… Read More »
How Divorce Can Impact Children’s School Performance
For as difficult as the divorce process can be emotionally for the people going through it, it can be just as difficult for children, who do not have the emotional maturity to fully understand why it’s happening and how it will affect their lives moving forward. It’s not uncommon for the emotional trauma of divorce… Read More »
More Divorces Than Usual Happening During This Holiday Season
Divorce courts generally quiet down over the holidays before a boom early in the new year. This year, however, is shaping up to be the busiest holiday season ever for many divorce lawyers and courts across the country. Most legal experts attribute this to the ongoing stress and anxiety placed on relationships during the COVID-19… Read More »
Why You Need to Be Fully Aware of Your Spouse’s Financial Position
Although much of American life and culture is dominated by the almighty dollar, money often remains a taboo conversation topic. People get uncomfortable if the subject gets brought up, and it turns out that this hesitance to talk about money even extends to spouses. Only 60 percent of women and 52 percent of men inform… Read More »
What Happens When You Get Divorced and the House Is Not in Both Your Names?
In most divorces, marital property is held in the name of one or both spouses. This often makes property division a relatively straightforward albeit sometimes contentious process. In recent years, however, a growing number of New York divorces involve property — specifically marital homes — that are held in the name of third parties. How… Read More »
Your Ex’s Family Has Money. Will You Still Need to Pay Alimony?
A common question that comes up in family law practice is what happens when someone who comes from a modest background “marries into money” and then gets divorced. Specifically, if one spouse comes from a rich family, does that mean that he or she will never be entitled to alimony payments? While your soon-to-be ex’s… Read More »
Using a Divorce Coach to Set and Achieve Goals
Whether you are the one who wanted to get divorced or you were blindsided by divorce papers from your spouse, you are facing a time filled with intense emotions. Strong feelings can lead you to make decisions that aren’t necessarily the best and can cloud the picture of what post-divorce life will be like. A… Read More »
Back-to-School Planning a Source of Strife in Many American Marriages This Year
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed a lot of stress on marriages and families throughout the United States, for a variety of reasons. One recent addition to those reasons is the varying back-to-school plans being implemented in the nation’s school districts, and strong different opinions between spouses about the best way to handle the new… Read More »
Tips for Shared Parenting During the Pandemic
Co-parenting can be challenging under any circumstances. When you have shared custody during a global pandemic, the level of that challenge only increases. Here are a few examples of some issues that may arise within your family regarding shared parenting during the pandemic and some of the steps you can take to confront or overcome… Read More »