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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 »

What If Parents Disagree About Vaccinating a Child for COVID?

When divorced parents share legal custody, each one has an equal say in the children’s medical care. So what happens when parents do not see eye-to-eye over the COVID-19 vaccine? New York State made the COVID-19 vaccine available to children 12 years old and older starting in May 2021, with the goal of making shots… Read More »

Divorce Rates Drop as Pandemic Drags on

During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, divorce lawyers across the country saw an uptick in filings, with more couples feeling the strain of quarantine and deciding to call it quits. But year-to-year data shows that fewer people are filing for divorce in 2021 than in 2020, suggesting that one side… Read More »

How a “Petnup” May Determine Pet Custody in a New York Divorce

Traditionally, pets have been treated as property when a couple divorces, which often makes them part of a property settlement agreement or judgment. In New York, judges don’t get into resolving pet custody and visitation battles. To deal with these potential conflicts, some couples started to create “petnup” agreements, setting out clear terms for where… Read More »

What Does the Data Actually Tell Us About COVID Divorces?

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the months trudged on, there was considerable opinion that marital relationships and family dynamics would be adversely affected. Now that the worst of the crisis seems to be over and we are returning to normal life, what does the data actually show about how the… Read More »

What You Should Know About Changing Your Name After Divorce

As part of your divorce, you may choose to keep your married name, or you may choose to go back to a maiden name. Here are a few issues to consider as you make your decision. Making a clean break: It can be nice to make a clean break from the relationship. Shedding the name… Read More »

Tips for Introducing a New Partner to Your Children

At some point after your divorce you may find yourself ready to begin dating once again. But when you have kids, this prospect can be a bit dicey. What do you tell your children about your relationship, and more importantly, when and how do you finally make the introduction? Here are some tips for you… Read More »

Tips for Disciplining Children After Divorce

Divorced parents must still stay on the same wavelength with regard to how they will discipline their children. There must be some consistency across households, otherwise it can make matters more emotionally difficult for children who are already likely to have a difficult time adjusting. Here are some tips for maintaining good discipline in your… Read More »

Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Divorce Lawyer

As you go through the process of searching for a divorce attorney, you should spend some time actually talking to and interviewing potential attorneys after you’ve performed some general background research. Here are a few questions you can ask potential attorneys to determine if they’ll be a good fit. Experience and specialties: Ask the attorney… Read More »

How to Prepare for a Court Appearance

It’s understanding to be nervous for a court hearing, especially if you’ve never been to one before. The good news is there are ways you can prepare for the hearing that will help you cut down on your nervousness. Here are some tips. Get organized: Collect all the necessary documents and information well in advance,… Read More »