• Should My Spouse's Business Have A Forensic Evaluation

      Is it a business, a job or a hobby? Those of us that have seen Shark Tank have heard people dismissed from the tank for having a "hobby" and not a "business". The same is true in divorce law. The ...

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    • Will I Be Divorced In 2020

      Obviously if you are reading this either your or your spouse has made the decision to end your marriage. How easy or hard, slow or fast, and how emotionally you end the marriage depends on both of ...

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    • Why Is My Divorce Taking So Long

      Almost every client will ask when we first meet "how long will my divorce take". Of course the answer is never simple unless the husband and wife have it all worked out and they will have a simple ...

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    • More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two

      Long Island Law Firms have entered Phase Two and are now allowed to be physically open. So after approximately three months of remote work our office is now open. The Family & Supreme Court are also ...

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    • What Will Divorce And Family Court Be Like After Covid-19

      The Long Island Suffolk Supreme and Family Courts (Nassau & Suffolk) are partially open, but not yet having litigants attending in person on a non-emergency basis of any kind. While there have been ...

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    • CORONA VIRUS vs PARENTING ORDERS

      Do I send my kids to the other parent’s house during the pandemic? This is one of the most common questions arising during the Stay At Home mandate. The reasons why a parent will ask are many ...

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    • More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two

      Long Island Law Firms have entered Phase Two and are now allowed to be physically open. So after approximately three months of remote work our office is now open. The Family & Supreme Court are also ...

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    • What Will Divorce And Family Court Be Like After Covid-19

      The Long Island Suffolk Supreme and Family Courts (Nassau & Suffolk) are partially open, but not yet having litigants attending in person on a non-emergency basis of any kind. While there have been ...

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    • Opting Out Of Child Support Modifications

      When child support amounts are agreed to in a Settlement Agreement , parties are given the option to “opt out” of two of the three otherwise automatic provisions for upward or downward modification of ...

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    • More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two

      Long Island Law Firms have entered Phase Two and are now allowed to be physically open. So after approximately three months of remote work our office is now open. The Family & Supreme Court are also ...

      Read More
    • What Will Divorce And Family Court Be Like After Covid-19

      The Long Island Suffolk Supreme and Family Courts (Nassau & Suffolk) are partially open, but not yet having litigants attending in person on a non-emergency basis of any kind. While there have been ...

      Read More
    • Opting Out Of Child Support Modifications

      When child support amounts are agreed to in a Settlement Agreement , parties are given the option to “opt out” of two of the three otherwise automatic provisions for upward or downward modification of ...

      Read More
    • More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two

      Long Island Law Firms have entered Phase Two and are now allowed to be physically open. So after approximately three months of remote work our office is now open. The Family & Supreme Court are also ...

      Read More
    • What Will Divorce And Family Court Be Like After Covid-19

      The Long Island Suffolk Supreme and Family Courts (Nassau & Suffolk) are partially open, but not yet having litigants attending in person on a non-emergency basis of any kind. While there have been ...

      Read More
    • Should My Spouse's Business Have A Forensic Evaluation

      Is it a business, a job or a hobby? Those of us that have seen Shark Tank have heard people dismissed from the tank for having a "hobby" and not a "business". The same is true in divorce law. The ...

      Read More
    • More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two

      Long Island Law Firms have entered Phase Two and are now allowed to be physically open. So after approximately three months of remote work our office is now open. The Family & Supreme Court are also ...

      Read More
    • What Will Divorce And Family Court Be Like After Covid-19

      The Long Island Suffolk Supreme and Family Courts (Nassau & Suffolk) are partially open, but not yet having litigants attending in person on a non-emergency basis of any kind. While there have been ...

      Read More
    • Opting Out Of Child Support Modifications

      When child support amounts are agreed to in a Settlement Agreement , parties are given the option to “opt out” of two of the three otherwise automatic provisions for upward or downward modification of ...

      Read More
    • CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS AFTER CORONA VIRUS JOB LOSS

      Will I receive a NY child support reduction if I was laid off or furloughed or had my hours cut due to the Corona Virus? The answer like so many other questions about laws is “it depends”. What that ...

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    • CORONA VIRUS vs PARENTING ORDERS

      Do I send my kids to the other parent’s house during the pandemic? This is one of the most common questions arising during the Stay At Home mandate. The reasons why a parent will ask are many ...

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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 your ...

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    • The Who, What, When, Why and How of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

      Qualified Domestic Relations Orders provide the means for a person to receive their share of their former spouse’s retirement assets. Associate Attorney Adam H. Kuhn, of the Law Offices of Steven P. ...

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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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    • Myths About Divorce

      Lets shatter some of the myths about divorce that I hear all the time: 1. My spouse knows someone who knows someone and therefore the judge will not be fair. Judges like being judges, it took them ...

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    • Family Court Judge Resigns After Admitting Sexual Contact 40 Years Ago With His Niece

      Upstate Family Court Judge, Bryan Hedges, age 65, resigned in April after acknowledging he had sexual contact 40 years ago with his 5-year-old deaf niece. The Judge admitted the incident took place ...

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    • Judge Censured For Attending Illegal Poker Game

      A Suffolk County District Court Judge was recently censured for bad judgment in attending on multiple occasions a for profit poker game held at a fraternal lodge. Apparently, the Judge had played in ...

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    • Answers To Basic Common NY Divorce Law Questions

      Here are the answers to the most frequent questions clients ask. Please remember that there are exceptions to everything in the law and that one size does not fit all. However, as a starting point ...

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    • Tax Law Change For Spousal Support

      As of January 1, 2019 the new tax law does not permit the deduction from income for payments of spousal support, maintenance or alimony unless the obligation existed prior to January 1, 2019 pursuant ...

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    • Do I Need A Trial Date

      While almost all contested divorce cases settle, not all do. There are some cases that just have to be tried because the positions are too far apart whether it be for residential custody , valuation ...

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    • CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS AFTER CORONA VIRUS JOB LOSS

      Will I receive a NY child support reduction if I was laid off or furloughed or had my hours cut due to the Corona Virus? The answer like so many other questions about laws is “it depends”. What that ...

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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 ...

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    • Why Do Settlements Fail or Succeed?

      Every week I meet clients who are divorced who continue to have problems with their ex-spouse. The client tells me that their ex is violating the agreement. The complaints include failure to pay child ...

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    • More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two

      Long Island Law Firms have entered Phase Two and are now allowed to be physically open. So after approximately three months of remote work our office is now open. The Family & Supreme Court are also ...

      Read More
    • Why Is My Divorce Taking So Long

      Almost every client will ask when we first meet "how long will my divorce take". Of course the answer is never simple unless the husband and wife have it all worked out and they will have a simple ...

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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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    • CORONA VIRUS vs PARENTING ORDERS

      Do I send my kids to the other parent’s house during the pandemic? This is one of the most common questions arising during the Stay At Home mandate. The reasons why a parent will ask are many ...

      Read More
    • Christmas or Hanukkah Holiday Schedules For Divorcing Parents

      Every year, matrimonial attorneys will have to negotiate Christmas or Hanukkah parenting schedules for parents who are separated for the first time over these religious holidays. For Christian parents ...

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    • CPS WANTS TO TALK TO YOU

      Every parent dreads the knock on the door or receiving the letter to contact Child Protective Services. CPS when used properly has a very important role to help safeguard children. However, many times ...

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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 ...

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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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    • Divorce Issues For Older Couples

      When older couples divorce while the financial issues may be similar to younger couples they are also different. Yes, assets must still be divided and spousal support must be considered but there are ...

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    • Spring Weddings & Prenuptial Agreements

      Spring weddings are coming and likewise in the last two weeks I have received calls about drafting or reviewing prenuptial agreements . Sometimes they are never drafted, sometimes they are never ...

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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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    • The Who, What, When, Why and How of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

      Qualified Domestic Relations Orders provide the means for a person to receive their share of their former spouse’s retirement assets. Associate Attorney Adam H. Kuhn, of the Law Offices of Steven P. ...

      Read More
    • Same-Sex Couples Receive Right to Marry in All 50 States

      When something as monumental as the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage occurs, it only makes sense that the public response will be equally epic. June 26, 2015 marked a historic day for the ...

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    • CORONA VIRUS vs PARENTING ORDERS

      Do I send my kids to the other parent’s house during the pandemic? This is one of the most common questions arising during the Stay At Home mandate. The reasons why a parent will ask are many ...

      Read More
    • Christmas or Hanukkah Holiday Schedules For Divorcing Parents

      Every year, matrimonial attorneys will have to negotiate Christmas or Hanukkah parenting schedules for parents who are separated for the first time over these religious holidays. For Christian parents ...

      Read More
    • Why Is My Divorce Taking So Long

      Almost every client will ask when we first meet "how long will my divorce take". Of course the answer is never simple unless the husband and wife have it all worked out and they will have a simple ...

      Read More