An overview of types of child custody arrangement in New York…more
Where you filed for divorce, may impact on your legal rights. For many, there is no choice. But, when the couple has split and one party is living in New York and the other is living in another state, the decision as to where…more
For many New Yorkers, one of the issues they first consider when contemplating a divorce is what will happen to my rental apartment when we divorce? The issue is particularly acute when the apartment is a rare New York City…more
There is no requirement that a party in a divorce hire a lawyer. The internet, my website, included, is full of legal information and forms. So, armed with plethora of online information, more and more people are attempting…more
fter I had been emailing a client at the email address she had given me, I noticed something odd in my email program - my client’s husband’s name appeared as the sender of the emails she was sending me. When I questioned the…more
The first court appearance in most litigated divorces in New York is the Preliminary Conference. In other states, this initial appearance is called a case management conference.
The preliminary conference serves several…more
Just before the first court appearance in every divorce case, I am asked the same question, “How do I dress for to appear in court for my divorce?” My answer- dress appropriately.
While you, a non-celebrity party in a divorce…more
The college application process can be an extremely stressful experience in a young person's life; adding to the child’s stress about deciding where to apply and which school to attend is the child's awareness that his or her…more
Be careful what you wish for, you may get it.” This adage is particularly true when one spouse seeks the marital home during a divorce. While the marital home may be the single most valuable asset of the marriage, it is also…more
With a divorce rate hovering around fifty percent, society has long sought way to end the scourge of divorce. Legislators in Mexico may have come up with a possible solution, “temporary marriages licenses.”
As reported in…more
In No Fault Nuttiness: Why Modern Divorce is Lunacy, Beverly Willett wrote a scathing criticism of no-fault divorce. Central to Ms. Willett criticism is her misplaced belief that divorce is about “innocence” “wrongdoers” and…more
While I was on a hurricane shortened vacation, a court modified a joint custody arrangement and granted a father sole physical custody of a child in a case where the mother unreasonably interfered with the father’s…more
For those whose marriage is in trouble or who are about to begin a divorce, a few strategies can help preserve a business. Once the divorce proceedings start, entrepreneurs won't likely be able to implement some other legal…more
Generally when a married couple files a joint return, both parties are liable for any unpaid liabilities for any unreported or under reported income. An “innocent spouse,” a taxpayer who did not know and did not have reason to…more
According to a study, there has been a 12 percent increase in divorce filings since no fault divorce went into effect in New York in October 2010. The study compares divorce filings over the same seven month period last year…more
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