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Four Ways You Can Lose Custody of a Child

December 3, 2019
Although New York’s courts are not eager to strip custody rights from a parent, they have an obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of children. If you and your co-parent have a set custody arrangement you are likely already aware of the behaviors that will result in loss of custody. While some of...
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People you Should Have on Your Divorce Team

November 26, 2019
Divorce is a complicated process that can seep into every aspect of your life. Even when a split between two people is amicable, complexities may arise that are just too difficult to handle on your own. When taking into consideration any shared property and assets, and especially your children, it is prudent to seek...
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What Happens When Child Support is Not Paid in New York?

November 12, 2019
Unfortunately, relationships do not always work out. When a couple decides to end their relationship, complications may arise – especially when there are children involved. However, whether a child’s parents get along or not, both parents are expected to support the child in New York. In this article, we will review what happens when...
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Despite Allegations of Domestic Violence, Sole Custody Awarded to Father

November 6, 2019
The court decides matters of custody based on what will be in the child’s best interest. In Jarvis v. Lashley, 169 AD3d 1043 [2d Dept 2019], two unmarried people had a child. The relationship ended and the mother moved out of state with the child for three months. The mother then left the state...
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Using Facebook and Social Media to Serve Divorce Papers

November 5, 2019
In our digital age we turn to social media and other digital technologies to solve a wide variety of problems, including serving divorce papers. As far-fetched as that might sound, judges are increasingly giving permission to serve divorce papers via Facebook in cases where one’s spouse is proving difficult to find. Let’s review when...
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Father Can’t Deny Paternity When Suing For Visitation

October 31, 2019
This October, a dismissal of a case in Kings County was found to be an error of law. In the case of B.S v. S.A., 65 Misc. 3d 1213(A) (Fam. Ct. Kings Co. 2019), a mother, who was religiously but not civilly married to the alleged father, was told her petition for child support...
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Same-Sex Divorce in New York

October 29, 2019
Equal rights for same-sex couples in marriage and divorce The 2015 Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges states that same-sex couples are guaranteed the fundamental right to marry and that their marriage is legally recognized in each state. If you were married in another state, you are permitted to get a divorce in New...
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Why You Need a Detail Orientated Attorney Representing You

October 24, 2019
There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into any court case. This work seems small but it’s all about making sure the little details are done correctly. One example is filing proper Affidavits of Service. An Affidavit of Service is a document that must be filed with the court anytime...
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