The World’s Wackiest Reasons for Divorce
Couples file for divorce citing a variety of reasons, from serious offenses to kooky and absurd infractions.
Divorce: Do You Really Need Court?
You and your spouse may not have agreed on much during your marriage, but surprisingly, the one thing you do agree on is a court free divorce.
Helping Children Cope with Divorce
You and your spouse have decided to part ways.
How to Protect your Assets in a Divorce
One of the biggest issues people face in a divorce is figuring out how to best protect their assets.
Is Marriage Dead?
Is marriage dead? According to New York writer Emma Johnson, the steady, high divorce rate in the U.S. and declining number of Americans who get married at all proves that it is. In her hit blog, Wealthy Single Mommy, Johnson proposes a new marriage model: a 10-year marriage contract.
Man Avoids Court-Ordered Test by Shaving
New York man Roberto De Paz attempted to avoid a court-ordered hair-follicle test in a custody case by shaving his body hair.
Social Media & Divorce
Eighty-one percent of all recent divorce cases have incorporated some type of evidence from a social media site when presenting their case, according to the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Reach Divorce Settlement
Brooklyn Nets player Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian finalized their divorce settlement on Friday, April 19th, finally dissolving their 72-day marriage.
Recent Court Decisions in New York
Julissa A. v. Martin O., April 9, 2013- NY Family Court dismissed the mother’s petition for a modification of a child support order because she failed to prove that there was a substantial change in circumstances since the initial court proceeding in which the child support agreement was put into place.
Unusual Adoption Case to go Before U.S. Supreme Court
An unusual adoption case, which exemplifies the complexity and significance of certain family law disputes, will go before the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013.
Delays in the Bronx Court System
On April 13th, the New York Times published an examination of the Bronx Court System, critiquing the courts for extensive delays which undermine the notion of the right to a speedy trial.
Brooklyn Man Charged With Murdering Girlfriend
A 44-year-old man, Alex Santiago, was charged with stabbing a woman to death in Brooklyn after the woman, who is allegedly his girlfriend, was found dead in his apartment on April 6th.
Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce
Before New York adopted a no-fault divorce policy in 2010, one party to a divorce would have to take fault, or essentially the blame, for the dissolution of their marriage, even when both sides agreed that divorce was necessary.
Supreme Court Hearings on Same-Sex Marriage
This morning, Tuesday March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing two critical cases regarding whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
The World’s Potentially Most Expensive Divorce
Oil billionaire Harold Hamm’s divorce from Sue Ann Hamm, a lawyer and economist, could be the most expensive divorce in history.
False Allegations of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a highly serious, immensely wide spread issue.
Child Custody Decision of Interest
In a recent family law case, decided by Justice Jeffrey Sunshine in Kings County on Monday, a mother was granted custody of her children, while their father was granted decision-making custody for choices regarding any medical or mental health issues for the children.
Demi Moore seeks Spousal Support from Ashton Kutcher
In latest celebrity divorce, between Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Moore is seeking spousal support and attorney fees from Kutcher.
Long Island Woman Gets Prenup Thrown Out
In a highly unusual divorce case, a Long Island woman Elizabeth Petrakis got her prenuptial agreement thrown out by a Brooklyn appellate court.
Child Custody: How do Courts Determine “Best Interests of the Child”?
When determining child custody in divorce cases, New York courts either order joint custody arrangements, meaning both parents share legal and physical custody of the child, or grant sole custody to one parent, based on what they deem as in the “best interests of the child.”
Miss America and Brooklyn DA Spread Awareness about Child Abuse
Mallory Hagan became the first Miss America from Brooklyn when she was crowned the pageant winner in January 2013.
Divorce Inequality for Same-Sex Couples
The cover story of this week’s issue of New York Magazine, “Divorce Equality: When Gay Marriage Ends”, detailed the obstacles same-sex couples face, not only when getting married, but also when getting divorced.
Nationwide Divorce Funding Helps Alleviate Financial Stress of Divorce
Divorce can be a stressful time, emotionally, mentally, and financially. In order to relieve the financial stress many people feel during a divorce, Nationwide Divorce Funding provides funds for people’s attorney, investigator, and forensic accountant fees.
Brooklyn Woman’s Murder Highlights Seriousness of Domestic Violence
Hazel Robinson, a 51-year-old Brooklyn woman, was almost decapitated by her husband when he killed her using a kitchen knife on Sunday, February 17th.
Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian, & Annulment v. Divorce
The quickly dissolving, 72-day marriage between Brooklyn Nets player Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian has caused ample buzz in the media: not only is Kardashian now pregnant with Kanye West’s baby, but Humphries is refusing to agree to the divorce.
North Dakota Bill Mandates Counseling Before Divorce
A new bill in North Dakota states that parents seeking divorce should have to wait at least six months and pursue mandatory couples counseling before dissolving their marriage.
Little-Known Tips for Winning a Divorce Case
Divorce can be difficult.
Beijing Divorce Ruling Marks Major Step for Domestic Violence Law
In a groundbreaking ruling for domestic violence law and women’s rights, a Beijing court granted a divorce on grounds of domestic abuse and issued its first ever restraining order on behalf of Kim Lee on Sunday, February 3rd.
Throughout each day, we receive numerous calls at the office from people asking questions about divorce—from how long the process takes to what to do if their spouse has left the state, etc.
East Village Ice Cream Shop Could Close Due to Owner’s Divorce
If you have ever been to Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in East Village, you might be saddened to know there is a chance it will close, all due to a New York divorce that happened last year.