Blog Posts in 2013

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Readers Send In Requests For Future Matrimonial Blog Topics

The purpose of this blog will be to allow readers to send in a request for the matrimonial topic or question of their choice. For the past two years I have been blogging about topics that I think ...
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Planning To Finish Your Divorce In 2014

Will 2014 be the year your divorce is finished? If you and your spouse can be reasonable then there is no reason why this cannot be accomplished. In fact even if one of you is unreasonable you may ...
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Special Concerns For Divorcing Senior Citizens

This year I have had several cases involving senior citizens who are divorcing. My oldest client just turned 88 and is in a second marriage of 26 years. His wife is 77 years old and has pre-dementia. ...
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How To Navigate The End Of The Year Holidays For Separated Parents

Thanksgiving marks the first of the last group of Holidays that arise each year as the end of the year draws closer for Hanukkah, Christmas Eve/Day, school recess and New Years Eve/Day. For parents ...
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Lawyer Mother Loses Custody For Taking NJ Job Without Looking In NY

The father obtained a change of custody because the mother relocated from upstate NY to NJ to take a job as a law clerk for a NJ Judge. The parents were married in 2009 and the mother gave birth the ...
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What Can I Do When My Child Refuses To Visit - Part Two

If you decide to go to court to enforce your parenting rights if you were married you may file in the Supreme or Family Court. If you were never married you may only file in the Family Court. If you ...
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What Can I Do When My Child Refuses To Visit - Part One

When a child refuses to visit with the non-custodial parent the problem is very significant. Parenting and seeing the child on a regular and meaningful basis is vital for both the parent and child. ...
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Divorce Sting: FBI Arrests 2 Rabbis And Eight Others

In a stunning divorce sting operation, the FBI arrested 2 Orthodox Rabbis and several others for allegedly plotting to kidnap and torture a man to force him to permit his wife (an undercover agent) a ...
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Mother Receives Permission To Relocate With 10 Year Old Child From NY To Mississippi

After an appeal, the Family Court decision to deny the mother's request to relocate with their 10 year old child from New York City to Mississippi was reversed. The parents were never married and ...
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How Long Will My Divorce Take?

Every client that I meet in my office either asks or tells me that their divorce case will be easy or hard. They tell me if they have worked out most of the issues and whether their spouse is crazy, ...
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Death During A Divorce Case: What Happens

When a divorce summons is filed and then served in NY, there are automatic orders that state that neither party may make changes to the beneficiaries of their estate or life insurance without consent ...
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Dating While Divorcing: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Can I date during my divorce is the question that I hear every week from at least one client. The answer that I give is from a legal not a social point of view. Because the real question the client is ...
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Why Is There So Much Variation Between Judges In Divorce Cases

Everybody has a friend or relative that has been through a divorce and they each have a story to share, but why are the results often so different? If I had two clients with marriages of similar ...
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What Can I Do When Temporary Child Support and Maintenance Is Not Paid?

In many contested divorce cases the judge will grant temporary child support, spousal support and order payment of household bills and other living expenses. These orders are usually the result of a ...
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The Value Of Ending Your Divorce Case

Almost every client when about to agree to their divorce settlement will ask me the same questions: "Am I doing the right thing?" "Is this a good deal?" "Would I get a better ...
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Ten Things To Do or Not To Do In The Divorce Courtroom

First impressions count and every time you appear in front of the judge an opinion will start to be formed and bad ones are hard to change and good ones can be lost because of basic mistakes. When you ...
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Prenuptial Agreement Not Valid Due To Overreaching & Unconscionable Execution

Prenuptial Agreements can be valid if they are prepared properly with adequate financial disclosure and opportunity to read, review and seek legal advice. In a recent case both parties had previously ...
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Sole Custodial Parent In Unusual Case Pays Child Support

The husband and wife after a bitter and acrimonious divorce trial were granted equal amounts of parenting time with the child, however the husband due to the fact that the parties cannot communicate ...
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The Importance Of Holiday Schedules

Almost all clients need a holiday schedule of parenting time in their divorce settlement agreement. The precise wording of the schedule can make a big difference in resolving future disputes. Unless ...
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Wasting Separate Property Can Still Cost You More Money

The husband who "wasted" nearly $4,200,000 of his $6,000,000 of separate property was told by an appeals court that it was a factor in granting his wife maintenance and equitable ...
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Dirty Divorce Tricks Lead To Sanctions & Attorney's Fees

A divorcing father who filed an Order To Show Cause to keep his wife from going away for a three day weekend because he claimed their three children would be left with strangers was made to pay legal ...
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The Cheapest Divorce Attorney Is Usually Not The One To Retain

A woman called my office and a colleague's office this week and demanded over the phone our "rock bottom price to do a divorce ". My paralegal offered her a free consultation to which ...
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Summer Parenting Schedule - How Many Weeks

How should the summer school recess time be allocated between divorcing parents ? While every case is different and has unique facts there are some customary answers to this question. Whether that ...
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What Happens If You Ignore A Divorce Summons

Recently a client's husband was personally served with a Divorce Summons by my process server at his home address. The Summons states he has 20 days to appear and answer. The husband tried to ...
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Alternatives To Personal Service Of Divorce Summons

Generally, the service of a Summons For Divorce must be made by personal delivery to the defendant spouse. Standard procedure is to employ a process server and provide a photo, residential address, ...
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