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Author Archives: Bridget Tartaglia

When the Non-Custodial Parent Takes Your Child

Both parents are required by law to adhere to the strict terms set in child custody and visitation arrangements. Any changes to those arrangements must be made by written agreement or through a Court Order. If one parent is uncooperative with those terms, it can add some unnecessary tension to the relationship between the parents… Read More »

Protecting Your Rights During a Legal Separation

Legal separation is where a married couple either enters into an agreement known as a separation agreement or gets a determination from the Court which would to allow the couple to live separately and end their marital obligations, without technically ending the marriage. A legally separated couple cannot remarry. However, this agreement (or determination by… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Annulment

Annulment is available as an alternative to divorce in some cases, but it is not particularly common because there are some stringent requirements for a person to be eligible for it. Here are a few of the most common questions people preparing for a divorce tend to have about the issue of annulment. Q: What… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support Payments

Here are a few examples of some of the most frequently asked questions our attorneys receive about child support. Q: If my ex prevents me from seeing my kids, am I still responsible for paying child support? Yes. Child support is a right of the child—it has nothing to do with the relationship between the… Read More »

Tips for Ending a Marriage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The idea of getting divorced during a global pandemic may seem overwhelming, as so many aspects of life are disrupted and unusual at the moment. However, it is still possible to move forward with the divorce process, even when there is so little clarity about what even the immediate future holds. Here are a few… Read More »

Technological Changes in the Divorce Process Expected to Remain After the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drastic changes to the way many businesses operate, including law firms. There have been a number of new technologies attorneys have had to rely on to process cases, particularly for divorce law. As attorneys and clients alike continue to become more accustomed to these technological changes, it is expected… Read More »

What to Know About Legal Separation in New York

Some couples prefer a trial separation period before they get divorced, or get separated as a matter of convenience and comfort while the divorce process is going. The majority of separations that occur are unofficial—one spouse simply moves away from the family home, but no legal process occurs to make the separation official. However, there… Read More »

What to Know About Enforcing Child Support

Once a child support order has been established by a court, all parties to the order must obey its instructions, particularly the paying spouse. If the paying spouse fails to live up to their requirements in a child support arrangement, it is important for the custodial parent to get in touch with their attorney or… Read More »

Determining Maintenance in New York

There are several types of maintenance arrangements you can make in a New York divorce. The Court will likely award either temporary or permanent maintenance, depending on the circumstances of your case. Here’s a quick overview of each of these types of arrangements. Temporary maintenance: This type of maintenance is paid out to a spouse… Read More »

Common Reasons People File for Divorce

Filing for divorce is a difficult, life-altering decision. This is a decision you have almost certainly not made lightly. People who do ultimately choose to file for divorce often do so for any combination of the following reasons: Abuse: Physical or emotional abuse is a major factor in the breakdown of marriages. Physical abuse is… Read More »