Blog Posts in 2016

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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Daughter Has Child Out of Wedlock And Her Father Still Has To Pay Child Support

A girl gets pregnant and her father who lives with his wife and four children tells his 18 year old daughter that there will not be enough room for her and her child in his apartment and that she must ...
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Who Pays Educational & Extracurricular Activity Expenses

While it is clear that there is a formula for the payment of basic child support, I am frequently asked whether basic child support includes educational and extracurricular activity expenses. The ...
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New Formula For Maintenance Has Begun

As of January 26, 2016 all New York divorce cases commenced after that date will be entitled to a maintenance calculation using the new formula. So if your case has just begun when you engage in ...
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Support Check With Offensive Memo Violated Order Of Protection

I see it time and time again, people get charged with violating Orders of Protection for what they think is harmless but the courts see it otherwise. In a recent decision an Order of Protection was ...
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Extension Of Order Of Protection

Orders of Protection issued by the Family Court either direct a person to refrain from certain "family offenses" such as disorderly conduct, harassment, stalking, assault and numerous other ...
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