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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 »

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 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 Does Wage Garnishment Work for Child Support?

If the other parent of your child regularly neglects to pay the child support he or she owes you, there are a variety of potential collection methods you and your attorney could work to implement to ensure you get the money you need. Perhaps the most common type of collecting judgments for overdue child support… Read More »

What Penalties Exist for Failure to Pay Child Support?

All parents have a responsibility to financially support their children, providing for food, housing, medical assistance, education and other needs. A failure by one parent to pay court-ordered child support could result in serious penalties, including criminal charges and sentences. Here’s a quick overview of some of the penalties that exist for failure to pay… Read More »

How to Prove Your Circumstances Have Changed for Child Support

If you wish to reduce the amount of money you’re paying in child support, you will be responsible for filing an official petition in court for a judge to review your case. The child support modification process can vary slightly from court to court, but you can expect that you will need to prove that… Read More »

How Does Living With a Significant Other Affect Child Support?

All parents are required by federal law to financially support their children after divorce, whether or not they reside with their children. You might wonder what happens if, after your divorce, you get into another relationship and decide to take that relationship to the next stage by moving in together. How will this affect your… Read More »

When Does Child Support End in New York?

Parents have a legal responsibility to financially support their children until they at least reach the “age of majority,” the legal age at which the child is no longer considered to be a minor and is capable of making adult choices on their own behalves. The age of majority differs from state to state. In… Read More »