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Your divorce lawyer is going to be your resource, your sounding board and your advocate. As such, you need to find somebody with whom you feel comfortable. Your friends may make recommendations, but remember that what worked for them (or their friend, brother or cousin) may not be the right choice for you.
When children are involved in a divorce, there is an obligation to ensure that they are financially taken care of until they are 21 (or under 21 if they are in the military, married, or otherwise self-supporting, or if they have left the home). That obligation is child support. However, when there is “substantial change” in circumstances, a modification of child support may be warranted.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, includes a change that will have a big effect on divorcing parties in the coming year.
On September 28, 2017, the Landord Tenant Part of the District Court, Nassau County, issued a decision staying a holdover action pending the resolution of a related divorce currently pending before the Supreme Court, because the property in question was potentially marital property subject to equitable distribution.
On September 27, 2017, the Family Court, Nassau County, issued a decision finding that a non-biological mother, J.C., had standing to seek custodial and visitation rights for two subject children who were the biological children of the respondent.
On January 14, 2016, the Appellate Division Third Department, affirmed a decision of the State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”) finding a violation of the Human Rights Law due to discriminatory practices based upon sexual orientation.
Review of your case and strategy. Clients many times walk into my office seeking relief from the court, that is just not possible given the facts of their case and the current law.
Paternity equates to fatherhood and must be legally established if the parents of a child are not married to one another.
Prenuptial Agreements are very important documents that must be carefully reviewed prior to signing.
This decision is interesting and relevant to parents going through a divorce or separation since shared residential custody is becoming more common every day.