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Mistakes in High Net Divorces

High net worth divorces tend to have a heightened potential for mistakes on both sides.  Clients will often agree to anything just to get out of the marriage.  However, agreeing to terms such as maintenance, or division of assets and liabilities just to get away from a person can have devastating effects on you financially. …

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Jay D. Raxenberg, Esq. – Guest Speaker at Touro Law

The Law Offices of Jay D. Raxenberg, P.C. is proud to announce that Mr. Raxenberg will be a featured speaker at Touro Law School this upcoming Wednesday, May 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  He will share his journey into matrimonial law and, without disclosing the identities of any parties, he will discuss some interesting cases…

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Outrage Over A Missed Lunch Date

A Michigan Judge recently sentenced three adolescents to a juvenile detention facility after they refused to visit with their estranged father and claimed he was violent toward their mother. This decision has many people across the country wondering, “What happened to the best interest standard”? The children- ages 9, 10, and 15 respectively, have been…

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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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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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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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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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