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Recent Appellate Decisions Favor Children’s Well-Being in Custody & Visitation Proceedings

The Second Department recently ruled on pressing custody and visitation issues. Whether your concerns about parenting access time, custody, or visitation are entangled in your divorce or are separate from a matrimonial action, parties litigating these issues are likely to be concerned and anxious about the best interests of their children. Fortunately, the Appellate Division…

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The Best Way to Ask Your Spouse for a Divorce

That’s it – you can’t do it anymore.  You’re done.  You have tried your hardest for years, but you just can’t seem to make it work.  You want out of your marriage, but do not know how to bring up the topic of divorce to your spouse without devastating them or triggering a war.  The…

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Who’s Your Daddy

As Father’s Day approaches, men across America are looking at little ones and wondering, “Is he or she mine?”  In her New York Post article, “Dear Spouses, Stop Cheating on Each Other – For the Kids”, Andrea Peyser exposes the horrors of being unsure who your child’s father is as a result of having affairs…

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Divorcing Seniors: Tips to Remember

A recent Bowling Green State University study revealed that the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 has nearly doubled since 1990. Of this generation of divorcees, approximately 48% were divorcing their first spouse. All divorce proceedings are tied to unique problems, however seniors that elect to end their marriage, particularly from their…

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Becoming The Brady Bunch: Blending Families After A Divorce

When you have children and you are going through a divorce, you must always remember that the children will always have their mother and father, even when the family becomes blended with new spouses and siblings.  In a recent Huffington Post article, “What Kids With Divorced Parents Need To Remember,” Rebecca Ryan discusses her life…

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5 Myths to Legally Separate From (even if you’re single)

There tends to be several common misconceptions or “myths” regarding divorce, even amongst those who may not necessarily be seeking a divorce.  This is partially because of the fact that we are used to seeing divorce in the media as either a grand emotional battle or something that involves just “signing the papers” and then…

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This week, the NY Daily News featured an article entitled, Judge Says Brooklyn Woman Can Use Facebook To Serve Divorce Papers. Recently, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge, Matthew Cooper, ruled that a New York plaintiff could use Facebook to serve her hard-to-find husband with divorce papers. This landmark case could set a new state precedent on…

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Custody Modification Warranted Due to Mother’s Irresponsible Behavior

Does your ex-spouse have primary residential custody of your children? Does he/she relocate often or make rash, sporadic decisions that affect your children? In a recent Appellate Division case, Matter of Sherwood v. Barrows, the Court concluded that this kind of irresponsible behavior could warrant a modification of a pre-existing custody agreement.   In October…

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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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