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CHEEPO DIVORCE: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

Like most things in life you receive what you pay for. I will not say that hiring the most expensive lawyer gives you the best divorce, nor will I say that hiring an inexpensive lawyer for a contested ...
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Should I Follow My Divorce Lawyer's Advice

That is a big question and there is no perfect answer. However, there is a good answer. Hopefully you have selected an experienced divorce lawyer who knows the law, practices in the courthouse ...
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What Are Your Options When You Get A Court Order You Don't Like

It may happen in your contested divorce case that the Judge issues an Order that not only do you not like you disagree with. What can you do? What are your options? What should you consider? Often in ...
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Working Productively With Your Divorce Attorney

Clients and attorneys are unique. They each have their own way of expressing themselves, interacting with friends, family and professionals. Some people are more open, some more doubting, some people ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is It A Good Deal FOR YOU

All too often when a case is close to settlement one side hesitates. This is normal and common. How the re-analysis is made can make the difference whether the settlement proposal works or fails. ...
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What Is The Interest Rate On Judgments

An unpaid judgment accrues interest at the rate of 9% in New York. This applies to unpaid child support and maintenance as well as equitable distribution awards. Recently, the ex-husband of a new ...
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I Was Served With A Divorce Summons What Should I Do

One of the most frightening things that can happen to a married person is to be served with a Divorce Summons. Nobody wants a stranger coming to their home and handing them legal papers. Reading the ...
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Paying Attention To Your Judge

I am always amazed how many clients will "listen" to what the judge is saying but not necessarily "hear" or "process" what the judge is telling them during a divorce ...
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Why Delaying A Divorce May Not Be A Good Idea

If you know that your marriage is truly over, delaying obtaining a divorce may not be a good idea. Obviously, each person's situation is unique but there are some reasons why waiting to legally ...
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The Divorce Courts Can't Fix Everything

I recently read a Divorce Custody decision in which there was an overabundance of proof that the Mother had grossly and maliciously interfered with the children's affections for their Father. ...
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