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Social Media Impact on NY Divorce

The resignation of Congressman Anthony Weiner in June 2011 underscores the power of social media. While millions of people regularly send texts, emails, and photos to others via electronic platforms such as Twitter, this activity put the disgraced Congressman in hot water with his constituents and the public. While representing the Ninth U.S. Congressional District,… Read More »

NY Child Support Guidelines and Requirements

The State of New York takes child support seriously and makes every effort to help custodial parents collect the child support payments owed to them. Anyone with questions about New York child support payments and enforcement can get answers at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance[CK1] website. The guidance of a knowledgeable attorney is… Read More »

The Economics of Divorce

When people consider the cost of divorce, they usually focus on the most obvious expenses involved, such as the attorney, filing, and court fees to process the divorce. But the economics of divorce go far beyond the cost of the divorce itself. The need to split up property between parting spouses may require selling a… Read More »

The Need for Strong Representation

Almost all people getting divorced need an attorney. Even if couples work out agreements over the kitchen table, an attorney experienced with family law should review those arrangements. At the outset, most people getting divorced have no idea what kind of attorney[H1] they need. They just know they want a good one—someone who hears their… Read More »

Interference Can Be a Game Changer

In a decision entered in June of this year, the Appellate division, Third Department, upheld a Family Court finding that interference by a custodial parent was a significant change in circumstances sufficient to alter a designation of primary custody. In Keefe v Adams[H1], a 2007 order provided joint legal custody to the parents of a… Read More »

Child Custody Basics

Few divorce decisions are as emotionally fraught as those involving custody of minor children. Divorcing spouses who agree on other issues can quickly reach an impasse where children are involved. Too often, protracted custody battles are thinly disguised attempts to manipulate support obligations[H1] , deny equal parental rights, or alienate a child from a non-custodial… Read More »

Fathers — A Matter of Rights

Without question, a father seeking sole or even joint custody of his children without agreement of the mother has a tough case ahead of him. New York courts[H1] decide child custody matters based on the best interests of children. Historically, payment of custody support and visitation was allocated to fathers while child custody was awarded… Read More »

Divorce in New York

Divorce is difficult and even couples who split amicably find themselves facing questions, disagreements, and lifestyle changes they never imagined. Significant decisions made during divorce affect the rest of your life—and the lives of your children. That is why it is so crucial to retain a strong, experienced family law firm. Our many years spent… Read More »

Mothers’ Rights in New York

Fathers’ rights are a hot topic in the media and in the courtroom. Fathers trying to gain custody can download books and join websites to learn techniques to help win custody and visitation or find out 140 violations a father can use against his challenger. This call to arms is a response to the historic… Read More »

Impact of Social Media on Divorce

With 500 million Facebook visitors each month, social media networking is now a way of life. But another noteworthy statistic is the growing number of divorce cases that stem from incriminating posts on networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. According to a 2010 survey [CK1] by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 81… Read More »