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10 Ways Divorce Can Change Your Life for the Better

The downsides of a divorce are self explanatory; however there are also upsides to a divorce that sometimes get overlooked.  Whether you realize it or not, your divorce, like many other life challenges, changes you, shapes you, and strengthens you.  In the Huffington Post article, 10 Ways Divorce Can Change Your Life for the Better,…

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Steering Away from the “Keeping the Children Together” Rule

In general, the law expresses a preference for keeping siblings together. However, the application of this universal rule has become more complicated as a result of today’s changing family dynamic and the presence of half-siblings. In a recent Third Department, Appellate Division case, Matter of Adam MM. v. Toni NN., the Court awarded primary custody…

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Relocating to an Out-of-State Military Base with Children Post-Divorce

Can a military spouse relocate outside the state with children from a previous marriage, against the ex-spouse’s wishes? A recent Appellate Division case from the Third Department answered this question in the affirmative. In Adams v. Robertson, a divorced mother petitioned the Court for permission to relocate with the parties’ child, in order to live with…

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Being A Superhero For Your Children Throughout Your Divorce

This past week, the Huffington Post published an article entitled “Divorcing Parents: 4 Ways Your Can Be Super Heroes To Your Children,” written by Michael Aurit, the Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona. This article directed the reader’s attention to ways that parents can discuss their divorce with their children…

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Bitter Custody Battles and the Effect on Children

    This week, the Yahoo Parenting Column featured an article entitled “$1 Million a Month in Child Support? Inside a Billionaire’s Nasty Divorce Battle”, written by Jennifer O’Neill. The article focuses on the divorce of hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin from his wife of eleven years, Anne Dias Griffin.   The Griffins are currently…

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Judge Denies Wife’s Request for Additional Alimony

This week, the New York Post featured an article entitled “Judge Doesn’t Buy Wife’s ‘Mentally Ill’ Bid for More Alimony”, by Julia Marsh. The article discusses an Ivy League-educated lawyer’s ploy to get extra alimony from her soon-to-be ex-husband, by claiming she is too mentally unstable to work.   In 2012, Stephen Radin, a partner…

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What I Know For Sure 30 Years After My Divorce

With divorce often comes rage and resentment towards your ex.  However, the Huffington Post article by Brittany Wong, What I Know For Sure 30 Years After My Divorce, provides reassuring insight of 30-year divorcee, Carol Stigger.  In her early 40s, Carol Stigger’s husband ran off with one of her good friends.  She realized that the…

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The Jewish Get and it’s Impact on Obtaining a Divorce

Haaretz, an Israeli news reporter, recently posted an interesting article entitled “Jewish Woman Seeking Divorce for Years Tells N.Y. Court of Rape and Abuse.” This article discussed an extremely prominent and sensitive issue that is currently plaguing a number of Jewish women seeking a divorce.   In 2008, Rivky Stein, an eighteen-year-old from Brooklyn, New…

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How Shacking Up Leads to Divorce

In the modern day, many people entering new relationships fall into the trap of prematurely moving in together. Moving in with your significant other tends to be taken too lightly, and without considering the constraints it puts on your life. In her article, How Shacking Up Leads to Divorce, Naomi Schaefer Riley poses the key…

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Valentine’s Day as a Divorcee

  Valentine’s Day is a holiday associated with love and romance. However, when you are in the process of an ending your marriage or are newly divorced, February 14th could be a dreadful day. In her article, How Not To Want To Curl Up In a Ball and Die On Valentine’s Day When You’re Divorcing,…

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