Tag Archives: divorce

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 »

Orders of Protection – Ploy or Protection?

The court system of New York issues orders of protection to limit the possibility of harmful or violent behavior by an individual toward others. The Family Court, criminal court, and Supreme Court can all issue such orders. Although orders of protection are vital tools to safeguard the well-being of individuals and families suffering domestic abuse,… Read More »

Is a Move in Your Future?

Relocating after divorce in New York The promise of new beginnings waits at the end of every divorce. Amicable or bitter, partners who split are hoping for a chance to start over, sometimes in a new relationship, sometimes in a new location. If children are involved, what can you expect if you want to relocate?… Read More »

A Help and a Hindrance: Improper Protective Orders

An order of protection is a powerful tool. Throughout New York, orders of protection help to protect individuals and their families from threats of violence, or abuse at the hands of another. Filed by a petitioner, a protective order can require the respondent to stay away from a family home or workplace, require payment of… Read More »