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How Are Marital Assets Divided in New York?

March 10, 2023
Divorce can often be a difficult time of emotionally charged uncertainty. One of the most complicated parts of a divorce is deciding how marital assets should be distributed. In New York divorces, marital assets are divided using the principles of equitable distribution. Equitable distribution calls for a fair, if not equal, distribution between spouses....
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Difference Between an Uncontested and Contested Divorce

March 5, 2023
Divorce is complicated. There are different types of divorces, each coming with its own set of issues. In New York, you may have a contested or uncontested divorce. Understanding the details of each type is crucial so you can make an educated decision about your divorce. Facing a divorce can feel overwhelming, especially when...
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How Are Child Visitation Rights Determined in New York?

February 15, 2023
Having children is one of life’s greatest blessings. Not being able to see your child can be excruciating. Whether you are just gone through a divorce, were never married, or the custodial parent does not want you to see your child; a New York child custody attorney from the Law Office of Vivien I....
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Can A Custodial Parent Relocate With a Child in New York?

February 5, 2023
As remote work continues to expand throughout New York, more and more parents are deciding to relocate to their dream destinations. For some families, this is not an issue. For those that have custody agreements in place, this can be a tricky situation. How does New York handle relocation for a parent that has...
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Making a Custody Schedule for the Holidays

October 1, 2022
The holidays are a joyous season and one that children especially look forward to. But when parents divorce and split custody, the holidays can become a contentious time of year with hard feelings and loneliness for the parent who doesn’t have the kids on an important day of the year. By carefully negotiating a...
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What is Contested Divorce in New York City

September 10, 2022
Dissolving a marriage can be one of the most challenging decisions a person makes, even in the best situation. When a couple cannot agree on provisions within the divorce, another layer of anxiety is added to an already complicated process. Whether the disagreement is about child custody, equitable distribution, alimony, or divorce in general,...
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Joint Custody Vs. Shared Custody in New York

September 5, 2022
Child custody can be confusing, and for a good reason. The states, including New York, use different terms to describe parents’ legal rights and responsibilities to their children. Parents must know and understand the terms used in their state to avoid making child custody mistakes that could affect their families now and in the...
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5 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Divorce Attorney

August 10, 2022
Finding the right divorce attorney can be a challenge. While there may be several good attorneys in your area, you must choose a divorce attorney you can work comfortably alongside through what will likely be one of the most challenging times in your life. You should meet with more than one attorney before making...
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