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How Does Remarriage Affect Child Support in New York?

If you pay child support in New York, you might wonder how a remarriage will affect your child support responsibilities. You should know there is a chance that remarriage could lead to the modification of a child support award. However, such a modification will not be automatically triggered by remarriage. A new spouse does not… Read More »

What to Do When You Receive Your Divorce Decree

Once you receive your divorce decree, your divorce has been officially finalized and it’s time for you to move to the next stage in your life. Make sure you read your divorce decree thoroughly as soon as you get it. This document contains all the information you need to know, including your obligations after the… Read More »

Tips for Working Seamlessly with Your Divorce Attorney

Your divorce attorney is perhaps the most valuable resource available to you during the divorce process. To that end, it’s important for the two of you to develop a good working relationship so that you can collaborate toward your goals. What steps can you take to make matters easier on your attorney and set you… Read More »

Which Occupations Have the Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates?

There’s a variety of factors that can make a divorce more likely for a couple, including social, economic and demographic factors. It therefore may come as no surprise that there are some occupations that tend to have higher divorce rates than others. The U.S. Census Bureau has data associated with divorce rates for those working… Read More »

Filing for Divorce When Your Spouse Lives Elsewhere

If your spouse lives in another state when you file for divorce, this can add certain complications to the process. The most pressing challenges you are likely to face include persuading the court to take on your case and convincing your state to legally recognize your divorce. You do not necessarily have to file for… Read More »

Don’t Try This at Home: No-Fault Doesn’t Mean No-Lawyer

No-fault divorce finally took effect for New Yorkers in October of 2010. Some thought it would lessen the need for family law attorneys to represent the divorcing parties. However, as a Long Island divorce lawyer, I can attest that the need for professional representation remains as great as ever. Just because you don’t have to… Read More »

Child Support: How Much and What If?

Raising children, it is sometimes said, takes an open heart, an open mind and an open wallet. The inevitable financial strains of a Long Island divorce can create some big questions when it comes to sharing the expenses of parenting. What can I expect for child support? According to New York Child Support Standards guidelines,… Read More »

Successful Divorce: The Art of Co-Parenting

For divorced parents (as with any parents), managing the children’s daily routine and long-term welfare poses an ongoing challenge. As a Long Island family law attorney, I see the sad impact that even well-meaning parents can have when the children are put in difficult or uncomfortable situations. And I see the remarkable difference it makes… Read More »

The Role of an Attorney for the Child in Custody Disputes

Amid the he said, she said drama of hard-fought child custody and visitation cases, we can sometimes forget another small but important voice — that of the child. To ensure that custody proceedings focus on the unique interests of the child, family law judges may appoint an attorney for the child (formerly known as a… Read More »

Five Ways to Jeopardize Your Custody & Visitation Rights

Custody battles are heart-wrenching because they involve innocent victims — the children. As a Long Island family law attorney, I see bitter parents trying to use custody and visitations as weapons. Ultimately, these tactics can backfire. Here are some key mistakes: Interfering with visitation. Whether you repeatedly show up late for visitation exchanges or miss… Read More »