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.
Liberty Ross Files for Divorce from Rupert Sanders 6 Months After His Affair
While celebrity divorces are rarely surprising anyway, some are especially easy to see coming. The divorce of Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross is one of them.
Relocating with Your Child After Divorce
If you have physical custody of your child and are considering moving to another state, you may be wondering if you will be allowed to go.
Prenups: To Sign or not to Sign?
It seems that in every romance-based sitcom and TV drama, there comes a time when the leading, newly-engaged couple reaches an inevitable fight: one partner asks the other to sign a prenuptial agreement and the other is outraged.
Separation vs. Divorce
When a marriage dissolves, spouses often aim to examine what their options are.
Entrepreneurial Spirit Gone Too Far
A divorce attorney in Minnesota, Thomas P. Lowe, was barred from practicing law for at least the next 15 months due to a startling discovery about his practice: he was billing a client for having sex.
Bethenny Frankel Turns Rumors Into Reality By Filing for Divorce
Bethenny Frankel has filed for divorce from her husband Jason Hoppy.
Pendente Lite and Your Divorce
If you are too intimidated to file for divorce because you are worried about financially supporting yourself until it is final, you should look into pendente lite.
January Is Divorce Month
If you are planning to file for divorce this month, you are not alone.
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