Will inheritance be divided in divorce?

In many situations, couples who are going through a divorce are not sure about exactly which belongings they may keep and which are subject to the equitable distribution process. This question will often come up if one of the spouses recently inherited a significant amount of money. The only property that is divided in the equitable […]

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How can I enforce a court order?

When a couple or a family is faced with a matter in family court, the judge will often make a decision that is legally binding. When one of the parties fails to follow a court order, the other party becomes a victim. In the event that the victim requires legal help from the court to […]

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Spousal Maintenance Calculations in NY

In a marriage, there are often situations where one spouse financially provides for the family while the other spouse is supporting the family in other ways. If the married couple decides to get divorced, the less monied spouse may be unable to financially support themselves or maintain the quality of life they once had. As […]

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How is child custody determined?

Arguably one of the most contested matters in any divorce is that of child custody. For many parents, the idea that they will not see their child every day can be devastating and therefore, long custody battles are not uncommon. Parents often wonder how exactly the court will make the decision as to which parent […]

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Why do people choose mediation?

When individuals are thinking about their options for divorce, many people consider mediation. It is becoming an increasingly popular method of divorce that allows couples to avoid an exhausting and bitter court battle that many people experience during the process of litigation. The reason that so many couples are choosing to get divorced through mediation […]

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How can I obtain a restraining order in New York State?

New York State takes matters related to domestic violence very seriously. The courts and law enforcement typically take a “better safe than sorry” approach to these matters because they can become very dangerous, life-threatening situations. New York State’s Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act of 1994 provides victims of domestic violence with the protection […]

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Paid Family Leave in NYS

Beginning on January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program will go into effect. This program will allow employees in New York State to take paid leave and not have to worry about losing their job as a result. Of course, the employee will need to have a valid reason to take […]

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What makes a divorce contested?

Divorce is obviously a complicated, difficult and emotional process. Of course, some divorces are more complex and time-consuming than others. There are often situations in which the couple getting divorced cannot agree on one or more matters. When they cannot agree, the divorce is contested. However, a contested divorce can quickly (or not so quickly) become uncontested […]

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