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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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Divorcing Spouses Beware: How Facebook Could Prejudice the Outcome of Your Pending Divorce Action

This week Mirror Daily featured an article entitled, “Facebook Now Crops Up in a Third of Divorce Cases over Cheating and Old Flames”, written by Samantha Yule. According to the article, a recent survey of matrimonial firms’ caseloads revealed that social media is increasingly relied upon as proof of inappropriate behavior in divorce actions. Specifically,…

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Don’t Forget Your Vows, Change Them

This week, the Huffington Post published an article entitled “Forgotten Vows,” written by Susan Saper Galamba, a divorce and family law attorney. The article directed the reader’s attention to the meaning of wedding day vows and how even after divorce some aspects of the vows still remain true.   During the divorce process, tolerance of…

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Who Gets the Family Pet Upon Divorce?

Recently, the Las Vegas Review Journal featured an article entitled “Spouses Tangle Over Pets in Divorce Court”, written by Carri Geer Thevenot. The article focused on the complications many divorcing couples face when they cannot agree upon who will get the family pet upon dissolution of the marriage.   In a survey completed last February,…

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Surviving the Holidays After or During a Divorce

The holidays are undoubtedly one of the most difficult times of the year for divorced and broken families. This is especially true during the first few years after the divorce when families are still trying to re-build and transition to the new family unit. This week, the Huffington Post featured a number of articles about…

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Age of Majority and Child Custody Determinations

             In a recent Second Department case, the court dismissed a father’s appeal, challenging the lower court’s award of sole custody of the parties’ three children to their mother. The appeal was dismissed by the Second Department because the parties’ oldest son had reached the age of majority. The court…

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Legal Separation or Divorce: Which Choice is Right for You?

Can your actions during a legal separation affect your custodial rights in a subsequent divorce judgment? In a recent Second Department case, the court answered this question in the affirmative. In Eison v. Eison, a married couple chose to legally separate instead of filing for divorce. The couple remained separated for several years, and during…

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Right of First Offer in a Child Custody Agreement

In a recent Second Department case, Saravia v. Godzieba, the court modified a custody agreement to include a provision directing that when one parent is working, that parent, prior to making babysitting arrangements with a nonparent, shall first afford the other parent the opportunity to care for the child during such work period. In the…

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Father Loses Visitation Due to Grandparents’ Bad Behavior

Did you know that failing to discourage your parents from talking badly about you ex-spouse can jeopardize visitation with your child? On August 6, 2014, in a case called Weiss v. Rosenthal, the Second Department revoked a father’s visitation based on the paternal grandparents’ persistent bad mouthing of the child’s mother in the presence of…

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