Why You Need a Seasoned Divorce Lawyer in New York City
The legal battle you have to go through in a divorce can be an emotional roller-coaster ride for you, your spouse and your children.
Can I Modify a Custody Agreement?
The parties were divorced by a judgment of this Court dated July 21, 2008, approximately fifteen (15) months prior to the institution of this post judgment litigation.
Revealed: Top 10 Celebrity Divorce Settlements
Celebrity divorce lawyers are everywhere but the truth is that you really have to look beyond the headlines to get the exceptional ones from the crowd.
New Reality Show Exposes Messy High Net worth Divorce Cases
A new reality show, Divorce Wars airing on March 29 th, is exposing the realities of high net worth divorces, exploring the battlefield of divorce and the techniques used to win the divorce war.
Getting a Divorce on your iPhone?
Technology makes advances in the matrimonial field as divorce and the iPhone tie the knot.
No Fault Divorce is Moving Forward
New York State has moved closer to enacting the no fault divorce law by overcoming the hurdle of passing in the Senate.
Evidence is Everything in Mental Illness Case
A mother who had been charged with being mentally ill (as defined in Social Services Law §384-b) has, through her counsel, argued that an expert medical report made by a physician from the opposition should be stricken, as it relies on inadmissible evidence.
Irreconcilable Differences Nearing Reconciliation in New York
For the past twenty-five years, New York has been the only state in the country without a no-fault–irreconcilable differences–divorce.
Is Virtual Visitation an Option?
The issue of virtual visitation has entered the realm of custody rights and may have an effect on visitation arrangements.
A New Concept of Relocation
IN THE BELOW DECISION IN NEW YORK COUNTY FAMILY COURT, JUDGE LORI S. SATTLER DECIDED IN A POST-DIVORCE HEARING THAT A SHORT MOVE FROM MANHATTAN TO SCARSDALE WAS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF A CHILD.
The Evolution of Custody
The concept of custody is unsettled in New York family law.
Battles Abroad and at Home
When a member of our Armed Forces is deployed overseas it creates a heavy burden both for the particular soldier, sailor, airman or marine, and for those they care for.
Enhanced Earnings, Enhanced Confusion
Sorry for the delay in between posts, I will be updating this blog more consistently in the future.
Child Custody: What you should Know
In child custody and visitation cases there are several factors the courts will use to determine what is in “the best interests of the child”.
What is the Proper Valuation Date?
The Court of Appeals recently ruled that the proper valuation date for all marital property is the date the summons for divorce is filed.
Consultation Fees Should I Pay?
In my experience New York Divorce lawyers who offer free consultations are doing this to have a chance to sell their services.
My Husband Controls all the Money Am I Entitled to Legal Fees?
PRUDENTI, P.J.When an action for a divorce in New York is commenced, it is often the case that most of the marital assets available for the payment of legal fees are possessed or controlled by one of the spouses, usually the husband.
Is it Legal to Tape Record Conversations Between Your Child and Your Spouse?
Many clients ask me, “is it legal to video or audio tape my child with the other parent?”
Pre-Nup Agreements: Should I Get One?
A question that I am sometimes asked is: Can I enter into a prenuptial agreement after I get married?
Should I Appeal?
A divorce trial is time consuming and expensive.
Why Appeal If You Have Nothing to Win?
In the following case the wife won her appeal.
Duress is Difficult to Prove
Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common in New York.
It is Never Too Late to Collect
Many times in New York divorce cases people make separation or settlement agreements for events that will happen in the future.
The Family Jewels
It is a common misconception that jewelry is necessarily the separate property of the wife and is never subject to equitable distribution.
Post Nuptial Agreements
A Post nuptial agreement is basically a settlement agreement.
What Happens if Somebody Files for Divorce?
Pre nupts are valid, and it is difficult to get them thrown out in Courts in New York, read the following case from the third department…..
Cancel Credit Cards?
We pick up with Step 8 in our series on practical steps to take when a divorce is imminent.
What Should I Do Next?
We continue with our series on steps to take when divorce is imminent.
Should I Move Out?
We are nearing the end of our series on practical steps to take when you are facing an imminent divorce.
Determine Your Income? Is Everything Reported?
Your lawyer will need documentation showing your income (if you work outside the home) and the income of your spouse.