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What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Isn't Paying Child Support

After your divorce, you may have found some comfort in knowing that you will not be the only one contributing to the expenses related to raising your children. A court order for your ex-spouse to pay ...
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100% of Divorces Start with Marriage (Infographic)

Every divorce begins with a marriage. The key to avoiding divorce is to start a marriage on the right foot and to continue working hard to keep the marriage healthy. Check out our infographic below ...
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New York Custody: Neither Parent Has a Prima Facie Right

Child custody agreements can get pretty complicated in New York State when all family laws are considered. Matters can become serious points of contention when one parent refuses to allow the other to ...
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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of the Legal Profession - an Infographic

When it comes to attorneys, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. How can you tell if a family law attorney is truly invested in your wellbeing and in the success of your case? At the Law Office ...
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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Have you and your spouse decided that the time has come to end your marriage? If so, it is highly recommended you pursue divorce mediation to avoid the heartache, hassle, and financial burden of ...
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Ways to Cope with Divorce Around Valentine's Day

While Valentine’s Day is a beloved holiday for lovers to celebrate, this day can be a painful reminder for those who have recently divorced or are in the beginning stages of separating. Seeing ...
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Divorce & Taxes in New York: Basic Concerns

No matter what troubles are going on in your personal life, you cannot expect the government to give you any leeway when it comes to filing your taxes. Benjamin Franklin said it once, “In this ...
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An Overview of Same-Sex Divorces in New York

In the state of New York, divorces involving same-sex couples are treated the same a traditional divorce in the eyes of the law. When a same-sex couple decides to separate, they must file divorce ...
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Filing for Divorce After the Holidays

Many couples wait to file for divorce until after the holidays have passed in an effort to avoid ruining the holiday season for their children. For this reason, January is one of the most popular ...
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Divorce FAQ: Can a Divorce Be Canceled?

In the heat of a serious argument, people can make hasty or irrational decisions. Sometimes this means throwing a shoe across the room, and other times it means deciding to file for a divorce. For as ...
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How is Debt Distributed During a Divorce?

In the State of New York, debt distribution during a divorce is handled in the same way as asset division. If a couple is unable to determine a mutually acceptable arrangement for the division of ...
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Types of Divorce: Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is when a divorcing couple is able to come to an agreement about the terms of their separation, eliminating the need for court involvement. This is highly preferable over a ...
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Odom and Kardashian to Stay Married

It is sometimes said that the most harrowing of times bring us closer together. This seems to be the case for Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom, as they have recently called off their divorce ...
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Domestic Abuse Victim Sentenced to Jail

Our society expects the law to treat everyone equally, regardless of who they are or what they are accused of committing. That’s the whole reason why Justice is often depicted as blind and ...
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Types of Divorce: Contested Divorce

There are two types of divorces : contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, the divorcing couple fails to come to an agreement regarding the terms of their separation, creating the need for ...
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How Does a Cheating Spouse Affect Your Divorce?

Throwing heaps of clothing, personal effects, and maybe the occasional television out a third-story apartment window and onto the unforgiving sidewalk is a cinema cornerstone to show that someone was ...
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Modification of Child Support

In 2010, Section 451 of the Family Court Act was amended to provide parties with an entitlement to a review of their child support obligations every three years or upon a 15% change in income. This is ...
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Can Two Parents Agree Upon a Child Support Amount Less Than What the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) Provides For?

YES! The basic right to contract permits parents to either agree upon the presumptively correct child support as set forth within the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA); or to deviate from those ...
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CHILD SUPPORT & THE CSSA GUIDELINES ORDER

Child support is not a one-sided obligation placed upon a single parent, but rather an evaluation of the means and responsibilities of both parents and the needs and best interest of the child. ...
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The Role of the Attorney for Child(ren)

The function and responsibility of the Attorney for the Child is to zealously represent the wishes of his or her client. In 2007, the role of the Law Guardian was changed by a newly–promulgated ...
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Protocol for Speaking With an Ex in Writing

When your divorce case is being litigated in court, you may want to take extra care and consideration when speaking with a former spouse. While some people can remain friendly and amicable throughout ...
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When to Move Out of the Marital Home

One of the biggest issues that is brought up in divorce is whether or not to move out of the family home. The home is usually the largest asset a couple has and there is usually emotional ties to ...
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Should I Settle My Divorce or Let the Court Decide?

No one looks forward to the months of litigation that often follow a divorce. Arguing spouses are often unable to agree on property division, child custody, and spousal support, among other issues. ...
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Will Divorce Mediation Work for You?

When you think of divorce, you may think of a long and drawn out court process where you and your spouse argue back and forth about property division, spousal support, and child custody. While this is ...
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Is There Any Hope When No One Sees My Ex's True Colors?

It is no wonder that the moment someone is involved in a court case, they present the best versions of themselves. Just a quick online search can show you how to dress and act in a courtroom, allowing ...
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