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Overcoming Challenges Faced by Fathers in Custody Cases

In New York, the law no longer accords a preference to mothers in child custody decisions. However, fathers often face an uphill battle due to courts’ lingering prejudices that assume Read More

What to Expect When Divorcing a Narcissist

Divorcing a spouse with narcissistic personality disorder presents a unique set of challenges that can make an already difficult process even more complicated and emotionally draining. Understanding these challenges and Read More

Relocation and Child Custody in New York

Child custody arrangements after a divorce can be strained or disrupted if a custodial parent relocates with the child over a long distance or out of state. In New York, Read More

Why High-Net-Worth Divorces Tend to Be More Complex

Although many marriage breakups involve financial complications, high-net-worth divorces raise those issues to a far higher level. Untangling the finances of a couple with several million dollars in assets can Read More

Crafting a Parenting Plan That Best Serves Your Family

Parents going through a divorce in New York are required to agree to a court-approved plan that controls their basic child custody and visitation arrangement. Either the parents must devise Read More

Divorcing a Spouse Whose Whereabouts Are Unknown

A New York court will not grant a divorce unless there is jurisdiction over the parties. In addition to meeting state residency rules, the spouse who initiates the divorce must Read More

What Evidence Is Needed for a Child Custody Modification Request?

Child custody is ordered by a family court based on the circumstances existing at the time of the divorce. In New York, a court may consider modifying a child custody Read More

Negative Conduct That Can Reduce a Property Share in a Divorce

Equitable distribution is a legal principle that guides courts in dividing marital property during a divorce in New York. Unlike in community property states, where assets are generally split 50/50, Read More

How Online Apps Can Ease Co-Parenting Complications

Divorce is stressful for all parties involved and co-parenting under a court adopted plan presents its own set of complexities. Fortunately, technology has evolved to provide assistance. There are multiple Read More

What Are New York’s Legal Limits on a Custodial Parent Relocating With the Child?

New York public policy in custody cases generally favors that a child by raised in close contact with both parents. This means that the parents should live close enough to Read More

Dividing Property in a High-Net-Worth Divorce

Divorce often requires division of assets, known in New York as equitable distribution. Property division can be particularly complex for high-net-worth couples — those with liquid assets of $1 million Read More

Can Divorced Parents Be Ordered to Share College Expenses?

A significant issue that often arises when parents divorce is how to allocate paying for their child’s college education. While child support covers basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter, Read More

New York Appeals Court Decision Provides Guidance on Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is a legal contract couples enter before marriage. The purpose of a prenup is to provide for how a couple’s financial affairs will be managed Read More

What Expenses Are Not Covered by Child Support in a NY Divorce?

Many parents think child support awarded in a divorce is calculated to cover every expense associated with raising a child, from food to car insurance. But in reality, New York Read More

Sharing Child Custody With a Narcissistic Parent

Living with a narcissist can be a major strain in a marriage and it can be even harder on the children. Kids are always striving to please their parents, but Read More

Negotiating for Alimony in a New York Divorce

Alimony can be a contentious issue in divorce cases. The spouse who depended primarily on the other for financial support during the marriage worries about losing their standard of living, Read More

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