Tag Archives: child custody

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 »

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 »