Tag Archives: Long Island family lawyer

The Uniform Parentage Act: What You Should Know

The Uniform Parentage Act was adopted into law by all 50 states in 1973. The Act introduced unified guidelines for establishing paternity for children of both married and unmarried couples, developing an easy way for courts to identify the legal parents of a child. Establishing legal parenthood is important for many court processes, including implementing… Read More »

How Old Does a Child Have to Be to Stay Home Alone?

Every state has laws that protect children from abandonment or neglect on the part of their parents. However, the definitions of “abandonment” or “neglect” are often left open to interpretation, which is beneficial in many cases involving child abuse or neglect, but can also result in some confusion in some circumstances for parents. For example:… Read More »

The Benefits of Counseling Before Seeking a Divorce

Studies show that fewer than 10 percent of divorcing couples seek counseling or therapy before they move forward with the divorce. However, more than 90 percent of couples who attend therapy sessions when dealing with marital problems report the counseling to have been helpful. Here are just a few of the ways you can expect… Read More »

In What Circumstances Will a Court Grant Full Custody?

A parent who is granted full custody has the authority to make all major decisions regarding the child without consulting the other parent, an authority known as sole legal custody. That parent will also have sole physical custody, in that the child will live with them full time. It is rare for a parent to… Read More »