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How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody in New York City?

April 26, 2022
Domestic violence can affect the outcome of a child custody case in New York.  Just what impact domestic violence has on child custody is determined on a case-by-case basis by the family court judge.   The following is an overview of domestic violence and orders of protection in New York child custody cases and a...
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How Long Does a Divorce Take in New York?

March 30, 2022
Getting a divorce is stressful, and no one wants a divorce to take longer than necessary. However, several factors determine the time the divorce process takes in New York. Before moving forward with your divorce filing, take a moment to ensure you qualify to file your divorce proceeding in New York. Then read on...
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Child Support Across State Lines

February 23, 2022
Do I still have to pay child support if the custodial parent moves to another state where the age of emancipation is lower than 21? In New York, parents ordered to pay child support must continue to do so until the child turns twenty-one or becomes legally emancipated (getting married, joining the armed services...
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What Not to Do During a Divorce in New York

February 18, 2022
Your divorce attorney is more than a source of valuable information about the divorce process and laws regarding the division of marital assets and child custody in your state.  They are also advocates and guides who can provide you with standards to live by while preparing for and getting through your divorce. There are...
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Child Support Rules for Military Families

January 31, 2022
While the federal government requires U.S. military service members and veterans to pay child support for their custodial and non-custodial children, these federal regulations do not override individual state rules regarding child support.  Instead, they serve to enforce these laws by ensuring service members’ compliance with making their child support payments.   The federal government also...
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New York City 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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New York Child Custody Evaluations

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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