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Tips for Getting Through the Holidays After a Divorce

The holiday season is officially here. If this is your first holiday season after a recent divorce, it’s understandable to feel a little extra stress this year. After all, some of your traditions are likely to be upended. You may have to spend some of the season away from your kids. This might also be… Read More »

What You Should Know About Supervised Visitation

Supervised visitation occurs when a noncustodial parent visits with the child only when supervised by another adult. This type of arrangement is set to ensure the child’s safety while also supporting an ongoing, positive relationship between the parent and child. Situations in which a court might prescribe supervised visitation include: If there has been a… Read More »

Common Sense Tips for Introducing a New Partner to Your Children

Finding a new partner after you’ve been divorced can be an exciting development in your life, and it’s natural to want to share your joy with the other people in your life, including your children. Of course, it is important to make the introductions as tactfully as possible, as children’s feelings about you entering into… Read More »

Theft from a Spouse While Married: What Does the Law Say?

One of the issues at stake in your divorce could be the theft of one spouse’s possessions by the other spouse during the course of the marriage. It is common for a spouse to consider the item to be his or her own property, and the other spouse to disagree, resulting in claims of theft… Read More »

My Spouse Just Took our Children’s College Accounts; Can He Do That?

There are a lot of financial considerations to take into account when going through the divorce process. Among these is what will happen to your college savings accounts you have set up for your children. This is a lot of money, and it is unfortunately not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to co-opt those… Read More »

Can One Take Money from a Joint Bank Account Just Before Filing for Divorce to “Preserve It?”

If you’re preparing to file for divorce, it’s natural to be concerned about how your assets will be split during the divorce process. However, as tempting as it can be to start removing money from accounts and funneling it into a new, separate bank account, you should know that this is an awful idea, and… 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 »

NYPD, MTA and NYFD: The Boldest and Bravest Divorces Require an Experienced Attorney

Police officers, firefighters and MTA workers in New York deal with high-stress jobs every day of their lives. The prospect of going through a divorce on top of all those day-to-day worries can be understandably daunting. It is for this reason that it is so important that those workers focus specifically on choosing an experienced… Read More »

What Do You Mean I Have to Stay in the Same House as My Spouse After I File for Divorce?

It can occasionally be a surprise to people filing for divorce that the court will not take any action to force one spouse out of the home during the divorce process. Generally, the courts leave living arrangements up to the spouses themselves to decide, unless there has been a history of domestic violence. Obviously, this… Read More »

NYPD Divorces Have Some Unique Equitable Distribution Issues to Consider

Anyone who goes through a divorce will be subject to all of the standard processes associated with getting divorced, including the division of marital assets. This division is to be “equitable,” but not necessarily equal. The general idea is that it will be a fair division that distributes assets in such a way that both… Read More »