Recent Blog Posts

Are Millennials Causing a Big Drop in Divorce Rates?

If you follow the news, you’ve likely seen reports indicating that the national divorce rate has been dropping steadily over the last couple decades. Between 2008 and 2017, the national divorce rate fell by about 21 percent. That downward trend is expected to continue in the coming years. Many researchers believe that a major cause… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions to Make if You’re Planning to Get Divorced

The calendar is about to turn over into a new year, which means many people are trying to come up with some resolutions they can make to better themselves and their lives in the year to come. If you are planning to get divorced, some of these resolutions may very well have to do with… Read More »

A Reminder of Upcoming Tax Changes That Will Affect Divorces

The clock is rapidly running out on 2018. As soon as the calendar flips, there will be some significant tax reforms that go into effect due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December 2017. As you may have heard, some of these changes to the tax code will… Read More »

Smiles in Spring Valley Charity Event

The Spring Valley Police Department gave 20 hard-working children in tough situations a special treat for Christmas. Children were given the opportunity to ride in supercars owned by volunteers and sponsors who provided the children with lobster and steak lunches and then a trip to the mall where they were given envelopes of cash and… Read More »

How to Negotiate a Strong Child Custody Arrangement

You and your spouse can create your own child custody and visitation schedule during the divorce process, or work with an attorney. This will help you stay out of the court and avoid having a judge make custody-related decisions on your behalf. The following are a few tips to keep in mind that will help… Read More »

Everest: An Artist’s Work That Informs and Inspires

On November 18, our office became home to a new work of art — one uniquely dear to my heart, which weaves together seemingly unrelated threads: friends, devout strangers, the personal, the professional. “Everest” is a piece that represents coming together, helping one another and the power of hope. These are themes that are echoed… Read More »

How to Choose the Right Divorce Attorney for You

When you are considering filing for divorce or have recently been presented with divorce paperwork by your spouse, one of the first things you should do is retain the services of a skilled divorce lawyer. But how exactly do you do this? Most people have never had to hire an attorney before, so they might… Read More »

Does the State of New York Recognize Your Online Marriage Certification?

Like passed cake bites and bell sleeves, a fairly new trend in weddings is to have a close friend or relative perform marriage ceremonies in lieu of the traditional minister or justice of the peace. For nonreligious couples, it’s a way to have someone who knows them well tell their story and a say few… Read More »

What Happens if Your Former Partner Violates Your Order of Protection?

Orders of protection (often referred to as restraining orders) are meant to keep a person who has been harassing or abusing you from contacting, harming or threatening you in any way. However, offenders do not always follow the terms of these court orders. In fact, some statistics indicate about half of all protection orders are… Read More »

Getting Through Your First Thanksgiving After a Divorce

The first year after a divorce is always the hardest for you and your children, especially when the holidays arrive. Every event requires more flexibility than ever, as your kids will share parenting time and have to say goodbye to some old traditions, while creating some new ones along the way. Below are a few… Read More »