Changing a Child’s Last Name Following a Divorce
While the practice is becoming less common as societal trends shift, one spouse typically takes the last name of the other spouse. Furthermore, when a couple has a child, the individual will typically assume the same last name as the couple. However, if a couple in this situation has a divorce, the question that may … Read more
Law Guardians in Child Custody Cases
Child custody actions involve the whole family, not just parents. In New York custody cases, a child will be appointed a law guardian, who will advocate on their behalf. Besides representing children, what is the law guardian’s role in divorce and custody disputes? An Advocate for Your Child A law guardian is your child’s attorney … Read more
What is the Hague Convention?
Last week, we briefly mentioned the Hague Convention while discussing traveling with children during divorce. Besides being a very complex area of law, what exactly is the Hague Convention, and how can it help protect your children? An Introduction to the Hague Convention The Hague Convention (HC) is a treaty that was created to help … Read more
Child Abuse v. Child Neglect in New York
Child abuse and neglect are two of the most serious and concerning types of cases currently plaguing the Family Court system.
Introducing Your Child to the Concept of Therapy
As discussed previously, divorce effects all children differently.
Would Your Child Benefit from Therapy?
Divorce effects children differently.
Troubled Spouses and Child Custody
Issues surrounding child custody and visitation during contested divorce battles are a major concern for the court.
Parental Alienation in Custody Disputes
Divorce can be a trying time.
How is Child Custody Determined in New York?
Agreeing on a child custody plan is one of the hardest components of divorce.
Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce
Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience.
An Introduction to Child Custody in New York
Trying to navigate a New York City Family Court while pursuing a child custody case can be daunting, especially for parties who have no prior experience with this type of legal matter.
Domestic Abuse Can Determine Child Custody
Domestic violence is a very serious matter that can play a pivotal role in divorce and child custody proceedings in New York State.
Infographic Helps Parents Visualize the Effect of Divorce on Kids
Did you know that there is an average of 6 to 7 divorces per 1,000 people in New York State?
Effective Co-Parenting for Families of Divorce
Parents who are in the beginning stages of ending their relationship should strive to have an amicable, child centered divorce.
Back to School Season and Divorced Families
Back to school season can be challenging for parents whose children are still in full time summer mode.
How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle
Uncontested child custody cases have the potential to turn into nasty battles.
Mothers’ Rights in New York Divorce
Primary child custody has historically been awarded to mothers in divorce cases due to “maternal preference,” or the notion that mothers raised children best, not fathers.
Determining Paternity in New York City
Paternity disputes and DNA tests have been portrayed as a joke by television shows like Maury, when in reality, they play a pivotal role in child custody and support cases throughout the United States.
What to Anticipate During Tough Custody Battles
Regardless of how good intentions between parties may be at the start of a child custody action, there is always the possibility of emotions turning sour, minds being changed, or other unexpected circumstances (such as the emergency relocation of one party) that will impact the proceedings.
Divorce and Visitation with an Abusive Spouse
Domestic violence is a major issue that plagues unhealthy relationships, and in extreme circumstances, can even become life threatening.
Get Help for Domestic Violence NOW
A news report is surfacing of a woman, a victim of repeated domestic abuse, who stealthily called 911 for help while her attacker was still in the home.
Becoming a Divorced SINGLE Parent
Typically, divorce professionals and therapists will recommend couple’s actively participate in co-parenting their children after they decide to end their marriage.
International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute
An unidentified woman is being accused of kidnapping after she took her child from its father during a heated custody dispute.
Possible New NYC Family Court Judges
New York State legislatures voted to increase the number of Family Court judges on Thursday, June 19th, and Friday, June 20th.
Divorced and Living Together with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.
According to a report on the Huffington Post, Gwyneth Paltrow and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Chris Martin, are still residing under the same roof.
People v. Glob, and the Impact on Orders of Protection
What does a case involving an impersonation of a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar have to do with matrimonial and family law?
What is “Conscious Uncoupling”?
Gwyneth Paltrow harnessed the power of social media and announced her ” conscious uncoupling” from long-time husband and Coldplay front man Chris Martin on her lifestyle blog earlier this week.
18 Year Old NJ Girl Sues Parents for Child Support
A strange family court case out of New Jersey is making headlines across the country, as news outlets are rushing to report on an unemancipated teenage girl who is suing her parents for child support.
Can Your Kids Benefit From a Divorce?
Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved.
Law Guardians: An Advocate for Your Child
If you are going through a divorce and have children with your spouse, then chances are you will deal with a law guardian.
The Model Divorce for Parents
Earlier last week, actor Orlando Bloom and supermodel Miranda Kerr announced that they would be ending their 3-year marriage.
Don’t Stay Together for the Kids!
Divorce has only become socially acceptable within the past few decades.
Does Your Child Need Therapy?
Last week we discussed the importance of men seeking professional help to aide in coping with divorce.
So, You Want to Relocate
Whether you are in the midst of a divorce or family court battle, or a judgment has already been issued concerning your case, relocating with a child can be difficult if there is a court order in place concerning custody or visitation.
Fathers and Divorce
Men are often overlooked when it comes to divorce.
Custody Agreement Reached in NFL Slay
A child custody decision was reached this week regarding Zoey Belcher, daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.
Why You Should Get Along With Your Ex
Now that you know how to properly communicate with your ex, it’s time to outline exactly why keeping a line of friendly communication open is important.
Technology Changes the way Ex’s Communicate
Technology is constantly advancing, and with it, so are the ways we communicate.
Sealing Court Records in Celebrity Divorces
According to the case Globe Newspaper Co. v. Superior Court, the First and Sixth Amendments, as applied to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, allows both the press and the public to have access to court documents and records.
Helping Children Cope with Divorce
You and your spouse have decided to part ways.