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Study Examines Prevalence of Divorce Among Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

There are many types of outside pressures that can lead a married couple to divorce. Financial hardship, work-related stress and other factors often make it difficult for even loving spouses to stay connected. A child with autism or another type of developmental disability also has the potential to cause strain within a marital relationship. A… Read More »

Long Island Mom Looking to Prevent Tragedies by Changing NYS Custody Law

Like each child, each custody situation is different. An arrangement that might seem appropriate in most cases could cause serious danger if a parent has violent tendencies. Tragically, some judges do not listen when a parent warns the court about what might happen if their co-parent is left alone with the son or daughter they… Read More »

Divorcing a Narcissist and Getting Child Custody

If you don’t have minor children, a divorce will let you walk away from a spouse with a narcissistic personality once the financial details are worked out. However, a parent in the process of divorcing a narcissist should take active steps to protect their son or daughter. Someone’s personality problem not only affects the well-being… Read More »

Why You Need to Prepare Before Filing for Divorce

Even though you may have set your mind unchangeably on divorcing your spouse, rushing to file papers could hurt you in the long run. If you try to speed through the process to just get it over with, you may find yourself with poor outcomes that affect your life and the lives of your children… Read More »

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 »