Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting in New York Divorce Cases
A number of divorced parents are drifting away from traditional custody and co-parenting arrangements. Instead, they are opting for alternative parenting methods. One non-traditional form of co-parenting is referred to as the Bird’s Nest method. What is bird’s nest co-parenting, and is it right for your family? What is Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting? Bird’s nest co-parenting … Read more
Co-Parenting During The Summer: Tips & Tricks
Co-parenting with an ex has its challenges, but what is most important is the health, safety, and happiness of the kids. Even if you and your ex didn’t leave things on the best terms, that is in no way your children’s fault and therefore, they shouldn’t have to endure the ramifications of such a situation. … Read more
Top Co-Parenting Apps for Divorced Parents
Parenting is challenging enough on its own, but trying to do it in the midst of a divorce is another beast altogether. Learning how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities while dealing with the turmoil of a divorce can cause a lot of uncertainty and stress for the parents and children. Thankfully, co-parenting has gone high tech. … Read more
7 Things to Know Before You File for Divorce
Filing for a divorce is a major undertaking. Your case will likely have many twists and turns, and you will face roadblocks before you’re officially divorced. How can you prepare for these challenges, and what are the top things you should know before you file for divorce? 1. Know What Kind of Case You Have … Read more
Rules for Living with Your Ex during Divorce
Filing for divorce can be expensive, and many litigants don’t realize that they are responsible for more than just their legal fees. To help combat the financial blow, you can take steps to save money during divorce. An unusual, but increasingly common, way to keep costs low is living with your ex during divorce. Living … Read more
Telling Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce
The only thing harder than deciding to file for divorce, is telling your children. In fact, doing so is one of the aspects of divorce that parents dread the most. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have drawn on their years of experience and put together the essential how to guide … Read more
Modifying Child Custody Orders in New York
Child custody is one of the most important components of divorce. Your child custody agreement will determine if your child will live with you, or if you can make decisions on their behalf. It is likely that your child custody order will need to be changed as time goes on. What are some of the … Read more
Divorce During the School Year: Q&A
Back to school season can be tough for families of divorce. There can be a lot of uncertainty surrounding custody, support, and co-parenting during the school year. Things can become even more complicated if your divorce case is just beginning. What are the most common questions divorced parents have regarding the school year? Will my … Read more
Parallel Parenting: Conflict Free Co-Parenting
Last week, we briefly touched on parallel parenting during our discussion on alternative forms of co-parenting. However, this method deserves more in-depth coverage, as it can be helpful for divorcees who are unable to co-parent successfully. What is Parallel Parenting? Parallel Parenting allows for divorced couples to co-parent while keeping their interaction with each other … Read more
Alternative Forms of Co-Parenting After Divorce
Traditional family dynamics are changing, and so are co-parenting arrangements after divorce. Gone are the days when a divorced mother would be the primary custodian. What are some of the new forms of co-parenting, and will they work for your family? Parallel Parenting Parallel Parenting was designed with high-conflict families in mind. The purpose of … Read more
Dealing with Anger during Divorce
Feeling angry during divorce is perfectly normal. In fact, it’s to be expected. Divorce is a major life change, and your case will not always go as planned. You need to learn how to recognize when you’re getting mad, and how to deal with your anger during divorce. Physical Signs of Anger Nothing is more … Read more
Tips for Celebrating Father’s Day during Divorce
Last month, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. published a guide for surviving Mother’s Day during a divorce. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it’d be helpful to bring you our top tips for celebrating Father’s Day during divorce. Let Your Kids Have a Say Your children may be having a … Read more
4 Signs Your Child Needs Therapy during Divorce
Divorce is difficult, especially for children. Divorcing parents have a lot to worry about, including how their child is coping with the divorce. Are they adjusting well, or are they misbehaving at school? Some out-of-character behavior is expected, but how do you know when your child needs therapy during divorce? 1. Long term behavioral changes … Read more
Traveling with Children during Divorce
Traveling with kids is no walk in the park, but traveling with children during divorce can often present extra hurdles. There is a lot to do before you take off, including obtaining a passport, getting permission, and confirming an itinerary with your ex. Read on for important information about traveling with children during divorce: Obtaining a … Read more
Co-Parenting Tips For The Holiday Season
The 2016 holiday season is officially here. While usually a chaotic (but joyous!) time, the holidays can bring about additional challenges for divorced couples as they try to figure out how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities during this festive time of year.
The 4 Cardinal Rules of Co-Parenting
A divorce involving children can be an incredibly difficult experience, especially when it comes to learning how to co-parent effectively.
What Can I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?
As a custodial parent, one of your primary goals is to promote a healthy and active relationship between your child and your ex-spouse.
Back to School for Children of Divorce
It’s that time of year again: the weather is cooling down, days are becoming a little shorter, and kids are going back to school.
Child Support and Summer Camp
New York State requires a non-custodial parent to help with child rearing costs during, and after, a divorce or child custody action.
Post-Nuptial Agreements for Stay-at-Home Parents
Choosing to become a stay-at-home parent is an admirable decision, but it is one that requires special consideration.
Introducing Your Child to the Concept of Therapy
As discussed previously, divorce effects all children differently.
Divorced Moms on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day can be difficult for divorced parents, especially mothers.
Would Your Child Benefit from Therapy?
Divorce effects children differently.
The Stress Free Divorce
Let’s be honest: divorce is hard. It’s a monstrous life change that can be emotionally, mentally, and physically taxing.
Troubled Spouses and Child Custody
Issues surrounding child custody and visitation during contested divorce battles are a major concern for the court.
Alternative Co-Parenting Strategies
Our society is shifting to one that places a high value on the benefits of co-parenting, and non-traditional custody agreements and parenting plans reflect that.
Parental Alienation in Custody Disputes
Divorce can be a trying time.
Holiday Co-Parenting Strategies
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season this Thursday.
Relocation with Children after Divorce
Divorce cases can become exponentially more difficult if children are involved, since there are issues surrounding child custody, visitation, and support that must be addressed.
Telling Your Children About Divorce
After much deliberation, you and your spouse have decided to proceed with divorce.
How is Child Custody Determined in New York?
Agreeing on a child custody plan is one of the hardest components of divorce.
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?
Co-Parenting Goes High-Tech
Technology plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, especially in our communication and relationships.
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.
Marriage Equality = Divorce Equality
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that makes same sex marriage legal across the country.
Animal Custody in New York City Divorce
According to a 2014 study from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), attorneys across the country have noticed a sizeable increase in the number of pet custody cases over the past five years.
How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle
Uncontested child custody cases have the potential to turn into nasty battles.
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.
The Real Gift Children of Divorce Want This Christmas
Despite what the songs may say, the holiday season might not be the most wonderful time of the year if you’re going through a divorce.
Alternative Parenting Arrangements during Divorce
Parents who opt for an amicable divorce over a contested litigated battle will often research alternative parenting and custody arrangements to help their children transition and process the divorce better.
January Is Divorce Month
If you are planning to file for divorce this month, you are not alone.
Co-Parenting During the Holidays When You Have the Kids
If you are co-parenting with your ex-spouse after divorce, and this year is your turn to have the children over during the holidays, you should consider some tips to make the experience easy on everyone.
Tips on Telling the Children You’re Getting Divorced
If you have children, one of the worst parts of divorce is likely telling them your plans to end the marriage.