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Is There Child Support With Equal Shared Custody

When you share equal custody of your children in an arrangement where they are with you equally, there can still be child support. A common equal parenting schedule is Monday-Tuesday with one parent, ...
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Steps For Men Facing Divorce

So often I read about the steps women should take when facing divorce but what about the men? Below are just a few thoughts on the process from the Husband's viewpoint. 1. Spend as much time with ...
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Shared Custody And Child Support

Shared Custody means that both parents have a substantially equal amount of parenting time with their children. Examples of a shared custody schedule is the child(ren) are with one parent on Monday ...
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Custody Trials: The Good, Bad & Ugly

In the past year I have tried two custody cases to conclusion and decision by the Court. The first case was essentially a relocation case but it also required a change of custody because the parties ...
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Why You Should Retain A Divorce Attorney

Choosing the right divorce attorney is critical. Unless you truly have no assets/debts, no children, no house and no retirement assets then going it alone is really not a good option. No matter how ...
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What Happens When a Judge Meets with a Child During an "In Camera" Interview

When a Judge must decide which parent should have residential custody of a child, the Judge will often meet with the child in what is referred to as an “in camera” interview. The in camera ...
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Should I Have My Spouse's Business Evaluated

Many of my clients are self-employed. They may work alone, with their spouse and/or with employees. The question that comes up is what is the value of the business for divorce purposes and should the ...
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of my blog readers and clients. It is my sincere hope that you will resolve your matrimonial differences in 2018. Perhaps your New Year's resolution can be that both parties ...
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What Happens When You Default In A Divorce Case

If you are served with a Divorce Summons, you must respond if you wish to adequately protect your rights. If you do not appear or if a Complaint is served file an Answer the divorce will proceed in ...
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Do I Need A Lawyer In Family Court

It is just Family Court some people will say, why do I need a lawyer? Well if you know Family Court Procedure, if you have followed all of the rules, if the other side is absolutely 100% wrong and if ...
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Fighting Against Parental Alienation

One of the worst types of divorce are the ones in which parental alienation occurs. The courts have held that a parent who alienates a child from the other parent or deliberately interferes with the ...
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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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The Importance Of Your Statement Of Net Worth In Divorce

One of the most critical documents in your divorce is the Statement of Net Worth ("SNW"). Often overlooked by clients who leave items out, over or understate values and expenses and fail to ...
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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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Attorney Steven P. Kuhn Selected for AIOFLA's 10 Best in New York for Client Satisfaction in Family Law

At the Law Offices of Steven P. Kuhn, we pride ourselves on being a team that supports one of the most highly recommended Suffolk divorce lawyers, which is why we are very excited to announce that our ...
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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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