Tax Reform’s Effect on Spousal Support

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.
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No Eviction of Spouse While Divorce Action is Pending

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.
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Same-Sex Parenting Rights Expanded

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.
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Refusal to Host Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

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.
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Strategy

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.
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