Matrimonial and Family Law Blog

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Should You Record Those Private Conversations With Your Ex When Going Through a Divorce?

Going through a contentious divorce can be very difficult and emotionally draining, especially if your spouse tries to play tricks or use your children against you. Your spouse says one thing to you in private conversations, but tells the attorneys, mediator, and the judge a completely different story. Is there a way for you to document your private conversations so that your spouse cannot change his or her story?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Six Questions You'll Want to Consider Before Committing to Divorce Mediation

In some cases, a divorce action can be settled without lengthy and costly court litigation. Through mediation, the parties settle the issues related to the divorce action so that all they need is a judge to approve the settlement and grant the divorce. In many cases, divorce mediation produces a better outcome than a trail because each party can negotiate terms that are best for their family.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Seven Tips to Get You Through Your Divorce Deposition

Depositions are used in all types of legal cases, including family law cases. When you a deposed, an attorney asks you a series of questions that you answer under oath. A court reporter is present to record your answers for the official transcript. Answering questions during a deposition is much like giving testimony in a courtroom. You are under oath, and your answers can be used to challenge your testimony in court if your testimony is different from the answers during your deposition.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

What Happens When Co-Parents Disagree About Cell Phones for Their Kids?

Co-parenting can be one of the most difficult issues parents must face when they separate and divorce. It is usually in the best interest of the child for both parents to remain active participants in the child’s life. For that reason, New York requires parents to develop a parenting plan that outlines the custody agreement and visitation terms for the child. Our

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Friday, June 22, 2018

How Do I Appeal My Divorce Judgment?

In many cases, a divorce judgment is the final order of the court. Even though you might not like the judge’s order, your displeasure is not a valid reason for appealing a divorce judgment under New York laws. However, there are circumstances in which a party may have a valid reason for filing an appeal of the divorce judgment. You should consult with an

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

What Types of Expert Witnesses Are Used in Divorce Cases?

Expert witnesses are usually associated with criminal cases or personal injury cases. However, expert witnesses can also be very helpful in a divorce case. When issues in a divorce case are in dispute, an expert witness can help the family court judge sort through the various opinions and allegations to get to the truth. There are many situations in which an expert witness can be valuable in a family law matter.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Five Reasons a Judge Will Not Grant a Child Support Modification

When you are a parent, the state presumes that you have an obligation to provide for your child financially, regardless of whether you are married to the other parent or have custody of the child. All parents are expected to contribute to the upkeep and support of their child. Therefore, New York family laws contain guidelines for child support payments, including the modification of child support orders. Our

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Five Tips for Avoiding Divorce

As New York marital agreement lawyers, we see couples in our offices who want to protect their relationship by entering a prenup or premarital agreement. While some people assume prenups are about protecting assets and avoiding costly divorce proceedings, premarital agreements accomplish so much more.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Seven Reasons You Should Have a Postnup

If you did not enter into a prenup or pre-marital agreement, it is not too late for you to protect yourself, your children, and your assets. Couples who are already married may enter into a postnup or post-nuptial agreement. A post-marital agreement can serve the same purposes as a pre-marital agreement. Our

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Equitable Distribution of Marital Property in New York

One of the worries many people express to our divorce attorneys when considering a divorce in New York is whether they will receive a fair share of the marital property. For couples who have a high-net-worth, dividing assets can be a complicated endeavor, especially if it involves both marital and non-marital assets.
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Can I Report My Father for Not Paying Child Support?

Divorce is hard on families – especially when there are kids involved. One child may identify with one parent and become protected over them. Others will want to seek “justice” when they feel powerless to do so. In some cases, a child of divorced parents may feel let down by one or both parents, especially when one is not adhering to the law or the divorce agreement. This often happens when one parent is unable or unwilling to pay court-ordered child support.
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