Tag Archives: property distribution

New Domestic Relations Law Protects Smart Women in 2016

In 1985 the New York Court of Appeals started a case called “O’Brien v. O’Brien” this case has a “progeny” of cases that further define it and solidify it. The case stands for the proposition that “an interest in an professional career is marital property which can be represented by direct or indirect contribution (even… Read More »

BFF: When Custody Actions Involve Dogs

In New York and across the United States, pets are often beloved family members. As man’s (and woman’s) best friend, a pet holds a special place in the heart of its owners — and on court dockets when its owners split up. Such is the case of Joey, the miniature dachshund.  In a case before… Read More »

How an Attorney Can Help During Divorce Mediation

Divorce litigation can be lengthy and expensive. Court and attorney fees are high and waiting for a hearing can take months. Additionally, court-ordered divorce settlements often end up being all-or-nothing arrangements that skew in favor of one party or the other. For divorcing couples who are still able and willing to work together, litigation alternatives… Read More »