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Talk Show Host in Divorce Court

Shortly after the Fox and Friends co-host said she and her husband were separating, William Procter filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court. Observers expect money and parenting time to be key issues in the case. According to people close to the couple, the marriage between Mr. Procter and 42-year-old Ainsley Earhardt became rocky after…
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Tax Law Changes Prompt High Net Worth Divorces This Summer

Syracuse, New York residents who are high earners and considering divorce are rushing to file this summer; before the support provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act take effect in January 2019. According to a recent article in The New York Times, Recognizing that recent changes to federal tax law will change the way alimony or…
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Filing for Divorce When Your Spouse Cannot Be Found

Filing for divorce is not only an emotional process but also a very legally intensive one as well. Indeed, in terms of the legal process, ending a marriage is much more complicated than is entering into one.   The process of filing for divorce begins with the filing of a summons at the county clerk’s…
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Paternity Testing Via Court Order: What You Need to Know  

Being unsure about whether you are the father of a child, or being a mother who is unsure about who is the father of a child, can be an unnerving experience. Indeed, both mothers and alleged fathers alike surely want confirmation of paternity - once paternity is established, other benefits ensue, such as child support,…
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Does a Child Have a Say in a Child Custody Determination?

  When parents are divorcing, one of the most emotional and potentially contentious parts of reaching a divorce settlement is determining with which party a child will live, as well as what the visitation rights of the other party will be. While there are a number of factors the affect a child custody determination, parents…
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How Getting Remarried Affects Spousal Maintenance in New York

When a couple is seeking a divorce in New York, one thing that may be part of a final divorce settlement is an order for alimony, also called spousal support or spousal maintenance. Designed to help a financially dependent spouse in a marriage support themselves when the marriage is terminated, spousal maintenance may be awarded…
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Requirements for Divorce in New York

Couples who are ready to end their marriage surely wish that moving out and moving on was all it took. However, in the eyes of a law, a marriage is not legally terminated until a couple goes through an official proceeding for dissolving their marriage. If you are considering filing for divorce in New York,…
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Tips for Sharing Custody Over the Holidays for Divorced Parents

Divorced parents with children will tell you that one of the hardest times of the year is the holiday season. Indeed, not only do the months of November and December often mean the first time spending holidays as a divorced person--which can be emotional in itself--but it can also mean disagreements regarding with whom a…
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What Is Alimony?

When a couple divorces, there are a number of issues they will have to address. One such issue that the couple will need to reach an agreement on is whether or not alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, will be a part of the divorce settlement. Here’s what you should know: What Is Alimony? Alimony,…
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The Different Types of Child Custody Arrangements

The parents of a child who will not be living together and raising the child jointly under one roof have a big decision to make: with whom will a child live? Further, who will make decisions about the child’s life, and what will the rights of the non-custodial parent be as they pertain to both…
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