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How Child Support is Determined in New York

October 15, 2019
Many factors contribute to figuring out appropriate child support payments At first glance, determining child support payments may seem like the simplest aspect of the divorce. After all, there is a formula and a chart to help make the decisions. But any discussion of money can be stressful, and discussions of child support can...
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Failure to Stay Away From Abusive Father Causes a Neglect Finding Against Mother

October 2, 2019
In Jayce J. vs. Jaquana J., NYLJ August 16, 2019, Hon. Michael R. Milsap of the Bronx Family Court made a finding of neglect against the respondent-mother due to her failure to protect her children from witnessing acts of domestic violence perpetrated against her by her husband. The respondent arranged contact between herself, her...
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Why You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Order of Protection

October 1, 2019
Protecting your safety in New York City There is nothing scarier than not feeling safe in your own home. If you are facing the threat of violence or if someone in your house is enduring domestic abuse, filing for an order of protection is the next step in protecting yourself and your family. What...
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Can a Divorce Decree be Modified in New York?

September 24, 2019
Experienced family law attorneys help you update your divorce agreements Life after divorce can change drastically. Even though divorces are hard enough to go through once, you may find that you need to revisit the terms of your separation agreement to make appropriate adjustments. Divorce decree modifications must meet specific terms, so retaining a...
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Types of New York Child Custody Plans

September 17, 2019
Find a New York City child custody plan your family can live with Divorce is a stressful situation made more difficult by the prospect of losing time with your children. New York Family Court judges review several factors of your case to determine the best possibly custody plan that serves your child’s best interests....
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Types of Alimony in NY

September 3, 2019
Helping to reach the fairest spousal maintenance decision possible Dividing life, property and money 50/50 is not always possible and is not always fair. Often, one spouse is left at a financial disadvantage following divorce and may require support. The terms alimony, spousal support and spousal maintenance all refer to this financial support, although...
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Steps You Need to Take to Respond to a New York Divorce Summons

August 20, 2019
Divorce is a process, and that process starts as soon as you have been served with a divorce summons. A divorce summons, formally called a “Summons with Notice” or Summons and Complaint” is an official, legal notification that your spouse has filed for divorce. The spouse who files for divorce is the plaintiff and...
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Property Division: Marital Property vs Separate Property in New York

August 13, 2019
What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours, and what’s ours is ours. Or is it? When it comes to divorce in New York, divvying up property is one of the most difficult, if not downright contentious, issues. New York is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital property is divided “fairly.” Separate...
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