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After Nearly Fifty Years, Woman Awarded $150,000 in Child Support

A story out of California made national headlines recently when a single mother won $150,000 in overdue child support for her 52-year-old daughter. As reported by CNN, Toni Anderson, a San Diego, California woman, was initially granted child support for a divorce that took place in the early 1970s. When she got a divorce in…
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Divorce Rate Falling Nationally; But Less So in Central New York

Study after study has shown that the divorce rate in the United States has dropped considerably in recent decades. From its peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the national divorce rate nationwide has fallen to a five-decade low. The lowest point in the ‘no-fault’ divorce era. Over the last decade, the nation’s divorce…
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Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Recent research discussed in USA Today suggests that young children who witness domestic abuse are just as likely to develop emotional and learning problems as those who suffer from the abuse themselves. Likewise, the research seems to suggest that young children who live in abusive homes often display symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Similar…
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Home DNA Tests Reveal 20% of Men Are Not the Father

Recent reports from AlphaBiolabs a leading home DNA kit manufacturer, reveal that as many as 20% of all men who take the test will discover they are not in fact the father of the child they are testing. This remarkable statistic raises serious questions for many would-be dads and concerned fathers alike. Reports suggest that…
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New York Woman’s Indictment Could Affect Visitation Rights

When a Long Island, NY woman was indicted on January 3, 2019 for attempting to poison her husband, the implications of the criminal allegations extended far beyond potential jail time. The parental rights of the mother of two children, ages four and eight years old, is in jeopardy.. A divorce case is now proceeding in Suffolk County Family Court. Issues related to minor children are…
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Syracuse Superintendent’s Social Media Posts at the Center of Nasty Divorce

Although an official investigation is expected to show specific details, a Syracuse, NY school superintendent has recently come under fire. The controversy stems from several social media posts he disseminated in the middle of a highly contentious divorce. Many users of Facebook, Twitter, Instagrams forget to exercise caution on the types of content they post. They may not realize how negatively this type of behavior…
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New Tax Law and the Benefits of Waiting to Divorce

Although there have been considerable media attention; on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will eliminate the tax deduction for alimony payments starting in 2019. Relax, all is not lost for couples going through divorce in New York. Two other areas of the law may benefit parties who are unable to reach a settlement…
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New York’s “Nastiest” Divorce Demonstrates the Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement

Although their case was only filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, in September 2018; sparks are already flying between spouses in a high profile, high asset divorce. New York media is calling the proceedings between David and Libbie Mugrabi the “nastiest” divorce in recent memory. Resulting in accusations of adultery, domestic abuse, theft, and other misappropriation…
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