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Can You Write Your Own Divorce Settlement?

There are many cases in which divorcing couples can come to their own agreements about the issues of their divorce without having to set foot in a courtroom. But does this mean you can write your own official divorce settlement? This is a question many divorce attorneys field from their clients. The better question is… Read More »

Establishing a Support System to Help You Through a Divorce

Divorce may be one of the most stressful periods in your entire life. Even a relatively amicable divorce can be extremely difficult, which is why it’s so important to build up a support system that can help you get through it. Below is a list of some of the people who can make up your… Read More »

How to Best Deal With a Deadbeat Parent

All parents are required to continue to financially support their children, whether or not they have custody of the child. However, it is an unfortunate reality that many children have parents who skip out on their obligations to pay their court-ordered child support. If you have a former partner who cannot be counted on to… Read More »

Filing for Divorce When You Live in a Foreign Country

Transnational divorce is one in which the two spouses live in different countries. This can be a very complex legal affair. The processes you must take to complete your divorce when living in different countries can vary greatly depending on where you live. However, below is some general information you should know if one of… Read More »

Pedestrian Suffers Serious Head Injuries in Long Island Accident

Law enforcement officers in Glen Cove reported the details of a serious auto accident involving a pedestrian on the evening of Tuesday, February 19. According to detectives, a 25-year-old woman was attempting to cross Brewster Avenue, heading from the east to the west side, when she was struck by a 2005 Volkswagen vehicle heading northbound… Read More »

New York Governor Seeks Legislation Requiring Seatbelts for All Backseat Passengers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for new legislation requiring backseat passengers to wear seatbelts. According to research published by AAA, a person who is not wearing a seatbelt while in the backseat of a vehicle is three times more likely to die in an accident. That research also states the most vulnerable people… Read More »

Driver in Fatal Long Island Hit-and-Run Crash Found, Arrested

Suffolk County police recently reported the arrest of a 25-year-old man who is a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident that recently occurred on Long Island. The Westhampton Beach man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. According to police, he fled on foot after he drove off the roadway… Read More »

When Do Courts Consider the Child’s Wishes in Custody Cases?

Child custody is one of the most important and potentially contentious elements of any divorce. Parents can work out their own custody arrangements outside of court as part of an uncontested divorce, but if they cannot come to their own agreements, the decision is left up to a Supreme Court Justice in the case of… Read More »

What to Know About Grandparent Visitation Rights in New York

In many cases, divorce affects more than the two spouses and their children. It can also have a significant impact on extended family members. In New York, grandparents may have a legal right to visitation in any of the following circumstances: One or both parents passed away The grandparent has had a substantial preexisting relationship… Read More »

Tips for Presenting Yourself Well in Divorce Court

Divorce can be a contentious process that, in some cases, brings out the worst in people. This is especially true in cases that end up going to trial. It’s understandable to be nervous when going through a divorce, and in some cases, it can be very hard to control your emotions. However, the way you… Read More »