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Why You Need An Experienced Divorce Attorney

If you wouldn't due your own surgery you surely shouldn't try to do your own divorce. Hiring an attorney to guide you through one of life's most difficult moments makes sense but hiring an ...
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Summer Vacation Planing During A Divorce

Ideally parents will agree on how to share the summer recess time with their children even if they are in the middle of a contested divorce. However, experience shows that sometimes lawyers have to ...
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Preparing For Your 4-Way Divorce Settlement Conference

Some clients are looking forward to the 4-way divorce settlement conference while others can't stand the thought of being in the same room as their ex-to-be or the attorney of their soon to be ex. ...
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To Settle Or Not: That Is The Divorce Question

Any good matrimonial attorney will always encourage a client to settle their contested divorce case if the terms are great. Clients should also be encouraged to settle their case if the terms are ...
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Should I Move Out Of My House During My Divorce

Many men going through a contested divorce will ask me should they move out because they can't stand living in the same house. Usually my advice is that they should hang in there as long as there ...
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Social Media & Your Divorce

People going through a contested divorce, child support case or custody case must be much more aware of their social media posts and the posts of their friends in which they are tagged. Facebook, ...
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How to Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Children

Family Law judges aren’t really there to dole out advice and guidance for divorcing spouses. But there is one important tip that every Family Law judge is going to tell every divorcing parent: ...
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How Drug Abuse Allegations Can Affect Child Custody

In a contested custody case, the Supreme or Family Court will only grant child custody to parents that are deemed capable of providing a safe, and reasonably appropriate living environment for their ...
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Child Support Recipient Does Not Have To Account For Spending

What does he/she do with the money I pay for child support ? This is a question that I frequently hear. The paying parent believes that they pay too much and that the recipient is not using the money ...
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Drug & Alcohol Testing And Affect On Parenting Time

Often during a contested custody or parenting time case or as a result of one parent accusing the other of drug abuse and/or alcohol abuse I will be asked to have the Court test the other person. The ...
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Divorce At This Time Of Year

As a divorce lawyer and custody attorney I meet people at some of the most difficult times of their lives. The emotions are raging, the anxiety is high and the uncertainty of cost, duration and ...
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Child Custody and Differences in Location

For divorcing parents, issues of child custody can be central points of contention, with disputes often heading into the courtroom. When taken before a judge, custody will be determined based on a ...
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How to Rebuild Your Life After Going Through Divorce

As a matrimonial attorney with over 30 years of experience, I have seen and managed countless divorce cases. Every single one is as unique as the divorcing couple when you focus on the details. But ...
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Basic NY Child Support Refresher

Child support is usually paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. While there are many exceptions and reasons to deviate from the basics because of higher income or shared and equal ...
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Summer Fun WIth Your Children

We are in the middle of the summer on Long Island and there is still plenty of time to do some fun things with your children. Don't let your divorce prevent you from going away or having a ...
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How Should You Negotiate Finances In A Divorce

Should I demand a high amount of money or from the other point of view should I make a low offer? Most lawyers will do one or the other dependent upon which side they represent in a contested divorce. ...
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Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the men who love their children more than anything else and are great parents, The role model that you are for your children and the life lessons you share with them ...
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Is There An Average Age For Divorce

If I were to guess the average age group for divorce, among my clients, I would say between 35-55. This is unofficial, I did not count, I did not read online articles, rather it is just a general ...
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Active vs Passive Divorce Judges

As a busy divorce lawyer I practice in front of all of the matrimonial judges in my county. There are some judges that are known to be very accommodating to adjournment requests, there are some judges ...
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Hurricane Sandy House Case

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on Long Island in many communities. One family had already resolved their contested divorce case and had agreed to list their home for sale at $1,399,000 which was the ...
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Your Marriage Was Not A Failure

I recently appeared in a matrimonial judge's court for the first conference (preliminary conference) of a contested divorce case. The clients were both present and the judge took the opportunity ...
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Advantages/Disadvantages Of Using The Child Support Enforcement Bureau

If you are the recipient parent the advantages far outweigh any disadvantages of having the services of the Child Support Enforcement Bureau (CSEB). For any parent that is worried about receiving ...
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Is One Parent "Better" Than The Other Parent?

I suppose in some cases the answer to the question is very easy, however in most custody cases perhaps not quite so fast and easy. Obviously, the drug addicted, or incarcerated, or non-visiting ...
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Child Support Record Keeping Tips

The common problems of proving child support is owed or has been paid can be solved with some simple record keeping planning. 1. If you are the person paying child support and the monies are not ...
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What Not To Do During Custody Forensics

During many custody disputes, the court will order the parties to be evaluated by a neutral psychologist who will then write an advisory report to the court based upon the information learned during ...
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