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NY Child Support Modifications

May 19, 2020
The separation or divorce of a couple with children is a life-changing event, but it’s probably not the only substantial change you will face. A job loss or a new job, remarriage, the birth of a new child or similar major events can all make it necessary to change the amount of child support...
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NY Child Custody Evaluations

May 5, 2020
If you are undergoing a divorce and have children, you have heard the term “in the best interest of the child.” This is the most important standard the New York courts will use to determine child custody and visitation. In the best of all worlds, a divorcing couple can put their issues with each...
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Proving Emotional Abuse in New York Child Custody Cases

April 28, 2020
There are no bruises, cuts, concussions or broken bones – but there are broken hearts and broken spirits. Emotional abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse, and perhaps even more so. Emotional abuse of children may include verbal assaults—such as a barrage of criticism and insults—or isolating, terrorizing, ignoring, rejecting, neglecting or exploiting...
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Having Your Child Speak at a New York City Custody Hearing

April 21, 2020
Among the most difficult and heart-wrenching parts of any divorce is child custody. Even under the best of circumstances, such as an “amicable” (uncontested) divorce, divorce is inevitably hard on children. What happens when your child has to speak in the custody hearing? It’s rare, and the reasons why it might be necessary are...
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Are NY Divorce Records Public?

April 7, 2020
Privacy issues have never been more of a concern than they are today. We all hope that our personal matters are kept private, but are they? When it comes to divorce records, the answer is yes and no. While it’s true that they aren’t public (assuming you’re not a celebrity whose divorce winds up...
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How to Prove an Unfit Parent in NY

March 24, 2020
Just because you don’t see eye-to-eye with your ex over parenting skills doesn’t automatically mean they’re an unfit parent. It’s common for parents—even those who are still together to disagree on whether kids should have to earn their allowance or finish all their dinner before leaving the table, along with bigger issues like curfews,...
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How to Prepare for a New York Child Custody Case

March 3, 2020
New York child custody cases can, understandably, be quite emotional. Most parents want their children to have the best, healthiest, and happiest lives possible and are only at odds when they and their ex disagree over how to provide such lives. While coming to a custody agreement out of court is generally preferable, there...
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Cohabitation Agreements in New York

February 25, 2020
If you and your partner are considering moving in together or are already living together and planning to continue doing so, you may wish to explore the idea of legal cohabitation. A cohabitation agreement is a legal document that you and your partner may collaborate on and eventually sign with the purpose of protecting...
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