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Getting Your Non-Emergency Child Custody Issue Heard During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has created unique challenges for parents dealing with child custody orders or agreements. Not surprisingly, some parents have simply run out of patience with self-help remedies and may feel like their only remaining option is to go to court, either to enforce an existing arrangement or to seek a formal modification of… Read More »

Be Sure to Account for the Holidays in a Child Custody Schedule

Over the holidays, you may need to adjust your child custody or visitation schedule to make sure both parents have the opportunity to spend quality time with their children. Here are a few examples of some of the ways parents split holiday time after a divorce. Alternate holidays: You might consider alternating the holidays for… Read More »

Considerations for Custody Plans for Infants

While the general standard courts will use for determining child custody arrangements is always “the best interest of the child,” there are some unique considerations the court must factor into its custody plans for infants. For example: Frequency: When babies are very young, it is important for them to have frequent interactions and contact with… Read More »

What Happens When Parents Disagree on Vaccines?

Disputes over child custody and visitation arrangements happen all the time. These disagreements are often about a parent’s alleged problematic behavior. Sometimes, though, disputes can arise over immunization of children. One parent doesn’t want to vaccinate the kids, leaving the other parent at a loss over what to do. This issue is likely to come… Read More »

Does Age Impact Divorce Settlements?

A variety of studies have been done over the years into how age at marriage affects the likelihood of divorce. But in terms of actual impacts on the divorce process itself, there are different considerations to keep in mind. Alimony: Alimony is generally meant to be temporary to allow a spouse to maintain their standard… Read More »

Tips for Managing Custody Exchanges During the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some significant changes to the way we live our lives, parents who have shared custody agreements should know that custody and visitation guidelines remain in place during the pandemic, as both parents have the same right to maintaining a relationship with their children. This means when it comes… Read More »

How Can Mental Health Issues Affect a Divorce?

Severe mental health issues can and almost certainly will play a significant role in the way your divorce proceeds and the outcomes you can expect. A spouse who suffers from severe mental health issues may be entitled to certain protections under the law, and possibly a guardian ad litem to represent them during the divorce… Read More »

What to Do About Visitation Refusal During COVID-19

The stay at home orders issued by most governors around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in some challenges for divorced parents with timesharing or visitation arrangements for their children. Custodial parents may be hesitant to allow visitation to continue as normal due to the risk of infection. So what should you do… Read More »

Avoid Taking a Hit to Retirement Savings During Divorce

While the divorce rate has seen a drastic drop-off over the last couple decades, there is one demographic for which it is actually surging, and that is people over 50. The rates of “gray divorce” have more than doubled since 1990, according to information from Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage… Read More »

Dealing with Custody and Visitation Issues Linked to Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has overwhelmed many of our institutions and touched every facet of people’s lives. Along with other concerns, parents who live apart need to understand how this upheaval might affect their custody and visitation arrangements. Specific areas where COVID-19-related issues call for prompt help from a knowledgeable New York family law attorney… Read More »