Tag Archives: family law

What Your Children Need to Know About Your Divorce

While you do not need to keep your kids updated on every little detail of your divorce, it is important that you communicate with them about what your divorce means, and about some specific topics that will be of interest and importance to them. The following are a few examples of the things your children… Read More »

How to Establish Paternity

If a married couple has a child together, the presumption will typically be that the husband is the father. However, when the couple is not married, it is necessary to establish the father’s paternity when the child is born to protect both parent’s parental rights, and the baby’s long-term support. Disputes involving child support and… Read More »

Can Infidelity Affect Your Alimony Arrangement?

In New York, spouses may seek a no-fault or fault divorce. In no-fault divorce, the filing spouse only needs to demonstrate an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months. The stakes are a bit higher in a divorce filed with fault-based grounds, as the filling souse must prove the presence of physical… Read More »

Factors Involved in Relinquishing Parental Rights and Adoption

Relinquishment of parental rights can occur forcibly or voluntarily. It most commonly occurs during an adoption process, in which birth parents relinquish their parental rights to give an adoptive family full legal custody over the child. While that does not necessarily mean the birth parents can never again have contact with the child, there are… Read More »

What to Know About Hiring a Private Investigator for Your Divorce

Sometimes, a severe lack of trust between two people can make the discovery process in a divorce much more difficult than it otherwise needs to be. The use of a private investigator can help discover missing assets or identify risky or dangerous behavior that could impact the decisions made in your divorce. Before you decide… Read More »

How to Prove a Parent is Unfit for Child Custody

During child custody disputes, one of the primary factors that will go into a judge’s ultimate custody decision is each parent’s fitness to take custody of the children. If one parent is shown to be a danger to the child or unfit in any way, the court may choose to grant full physical custody to… Read More »

The Biggest Co-parenting Challenges You Will Face

If you and your former partner have children, you will need to maintain a relationship with some level of cordiality for the sake of raising those kids. Co-parenting can be a tough challenge for divorced parents, especially in particularly contentious relationships. Fortunately, the challenges that come with it can be overcome with maturity and communication…. Read More »

How to Best Handle Finances with Your Former Spouse

Arguments over finances are some of the most common reasons people file for divorce. But unfortunately, even after the divorce is finalized you still have to deal with some financial issues with your former spouse. Below are some tips to guide you through these financial disagreements after getting a divorce: Defer to the divorce decree:… Read More »

Tips for Running a Business with Your Spouse

It’s fairly common for spouses to go into business with each other. Running a business is a lot of work and can create a high-stress lifestyle. This makes it crucial that spouses who do go into business together are able to separate their business and personal lives, and constantly stay committed to success in both… Read More »

How to Establish Paternity in New York State

If an unmarried couple has a baby, the father’s paternity must be established after the baby is born to ensure courts will not deny the father custody, visitation or any other parental rights to which he is entitled. Even if the father did not want the child or split from the mother before the baby’s… Read More »