Tag Archives: child custody

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The American Divorce

WHY GET MARRIED? There are religious; personal and societal reasons the couple will marry. Couples who are married tend to enjoy longer lives; happier lives and many benefits that are conferred to them by the State and Federal Government. The institution of marriage is inextricably intertwined with our culture; most religions; and most all segments… Read More »

How Teachers Can Have an Advantage in Child Custody Proceedings

New York, as with all states, uses the “best interest” standard for determining child custody arrangements. This means parents can expect judges to consider a variety of factors that will go into determining what arrangement would be in the child’s best interest for the long term. Some examples of some of those factors include: Parental… Read More »