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Common Law Marriage is Not Recognized in New York

One common question we receive at our law offices is whether or not the state of New York recognizes common law marriages. The short answer here is no, but let’s take a closer look at what a common law marriage is and what state law says about it. What is common law marriage? In the… Read More »

New York’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirement: A Prospective From New York’s Top Divorce Lawyer

In 2017 sexual harassment by powerful men was in the center of the news. In fact, the “#MeToo” movement came along. Conventional wisdom thought that bringing the issue of sexual harassment to light; educating and punishing would have a deterrent effect on those who were actually engaging in the harassment. What followed was an interesting… Read More »

No-Fault vs. Grounds-Based Divorce in New York

In October 2010, New York adopted a no-fault divorce clause. The revised law[H1] dictates one partner must state under oath the marriage relationship has irretrievably broken down for at least six months. From that sworn oath flows settlement of issues like child custody, payment of support, and equitable distribution of marital property. The intent of… Read More »