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Category Archives: Divorce

Should You Try Dating During Your Divorce?

Divorce can be emotionally, physically and financially exhausting. When a new potential partner comes along, it can seem like an antidote to the heartbreak and stress. It’s great to feel appreciated and desired after a major blow—but could it jeopardize your divorce? While every relationship and divorce are different, here are some reasons to reconsider… Read More »

Modern Parenting Plan Considerations

The world is changing rapidly, which means your parenting plan could, too. When you’re co-parenting with an ex, it’s important to make sure that you’re both on the same page about major issues, like where the children go to school, whether they’ll be raised with religion and other common issues. However, there are some new… Read More »

Common Questions About Child Support

While many parents live together to raise their child and share expenses, relationships don’t always work out. In that case, a non-custodial parent may be required to pay child support. Child support covers expenses like food, clothing, shelter and more. However, medical costs, medical insurance, child care and some educational costs are expenses that are… Read More »

Fault vs. No-Fault Grounds for Divorce

Divorces can be emotionally fraught, especially if one spouse didn’t want to get divorced. Many clients contact divorce attorneys, hoping that evidence of their spouse’s infidelity or other wrongdoing will bolster their claim. Others don’t want to assign blame—they simply want to end the marriage for their own reasons. In 2010, New York became the… Read More »

What to Do When Your Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support

The custody and support hearings are long over, and your ex owes you several months’ worth of child support already. Many single parents rely on child support to make ends meet. When your child’s other parent refuses to pay, it can have a detrimental effect on your child’s well-being. How can you collect the missing… Read More »

Is Annulment an Option for Your Marriage?

Few people look forward to divorce, even when it’s amicable. Many people wish they’d never gotten married at all. If they’re eligible for an annulment, that wish can come true—at least in the eyes of the law. Annulment doesn’t just end a marriage. It declares the marriage void, as if it had never happened. That… Read More »

How You Can Use Meditation to Settle Child Custody Issues

Child custody disputes can understandably become quite emotional. Both parents love and care for their children immensely, so it only makes sense that they would each have strong opinions over how their children will be raised and what sort of custody arrangements will be put in place. With such a potentially hot-button subject, one might… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Arrears and Retroactive Child Support?

Arrears and retroactive child support are two categories of child support a non-custodial parent might owe to the custodial parent. When seeking to collect child support still owed to you, it is important to understand the differences between these two categories. Here is a brief overview. Retroactive child support The term “retroactive child support” refers… Read More »

Strategies for Collecting Overdue Child Support

Has your ex fallen behind in child support payments? There are a variety of methods you can use with the help of your attorney to get the money you’re owed. Here are a few examples of your options: Withholding income: Also referred to as “wage garnishment,” this is an enforcement tool in which the owed… Read More »

Does Equal Shared Parenting Have a Future in New York?

In the past, most custody decisions reflected old attitudes about gender roles and parenting. Following a divorce, minor sons and daughters would live primarily in the home of one parent, almost always the mother, with the other getting visitation rights. Children spending every other weekend with their fathers and pickups at places like McDonald’s became… Read More »