Monthly Archives: June 2019

Key Family Law Bill Stalls in State Assembly

It now appears that Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner’s bill, which was introduced with much fanfare in January, is a long shot to reach Governor Cuomo’s desk before the legislative session ends. The Bronx Democrat’s bill would allow state family court judges to allow contact between parents who have lost their legal rights and their biological children.…
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Robert DeNiro and Grace Hightower Prepare to Battle over Prenups

The actor and his now-estranged wife prepare to battle over prenups. The couple signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their 2004 marriage, an agreement which Hightower claims is invalid. DeNiro claims that the prenup limits Hightower to about $6 million in property, plus about $1 million annually in alimony. But Hightower claims she is entitled…
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Report: Rise in Pet-Nuptial Agreements in New York

According to reporting from the New York Post, a type of prenuptial agreement colloquially referred to as a ‘pet-nup’ is becoming increasingly popular among younger couples. Based on a survey conducted by Direct Line Pet Insurance, researchers found that approximately one in twenty pet owners report that they created a pet-nuptial agreements specifically to deal…
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New York Bill Would End the State’s 27-Year Ban on Paid Surrogacy Contracts

According to reporting from the Gotham Gazette, a group of New York legislators is pushing a bill that would end the state’s 27-year ban on paid surrogacy contracts. Known as the Child-Parent Security Act, the bill is making its way through the state legislature and, if passed into law, would both end the paid surrogacy…
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