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How Does A New York Court Determine The Best Interests Of A Child For Custody?

The primary factor in determining which parent will get physical and/or legal custody of a child in New York is the “best interest” of the child. In other words, the courts must balance the ability of each parent to meet the needs of the child – and create the custody agreement accordingly. But what does that mean, and which factors are evaluated...

How To Ready Your Finances When Facing Divorce

If you expect to file for divorce or expect it may occur in the near future, there are a few things you can do to streamline the process and make it easier on yourself when the time comes. Preparing your finances and gathering information will make the job less daunting for both you and your divorce lawyer in the midst of it all. For more information...

Steps To Take If You Are Experiencing Domestic Violence

Domestic violence continues to be a significant concern in modern society. Although most domestic violence cases involve sexual and physical violence, many involve psychological and emotional abuse. These variations of abuse can limit you from seeking the help you need to stay safe and live a life free of abuse. Before you make any decisions, it is...

What If My Ex-Spouse Or Partner Refuses To Pay For Child Support?

When you divorce your spouse, the divorce order may require a noncustodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. Child support can help the custodial parent cover costs associated with paying for their children’s housing, education, and health needs. However, sometimes the paying parent may fail or refuse to pay the child support owed....

What Qualifies As Child Neglect In New York?

Under the New York family law, child neglect is defined as the failure of a parent or guardian to provide the needed care and supervision that can compromise a child’s safety, health, and overall well-being. Child neglect is considered a serious offense in New York. Before you make any decisions, it is important to speak with a seasoned NYC family law...

Newly Divorced In The New Year – Here Is What To Expect

Overcoming the challenges after a divorce is not easy, and things can get even more unbearable if you are newly divorced in the new year. However, the New Year is also a great time to set new goals and focus on improving your life. Managing your expectations allows you to handle the challenges effectively and move on with life faster. Before you make...

New Year’s Resolutions For The Newly Divorced

The New Year is a time to set new goals and envision your next year. However, maneuvering the holidays can be tough if you are facing a divorce right now, especially if children are involved. Before you make any decisions, it is important to speak with a qualified New York divorce attorney. Your life is changing. Why not utilize the opportunity...

Co-Parenting During The Holidays

The holidays often come with a whole list of events – special events, performances, family obligations, shopping, and crazy schedules to manage. Juggling between family responsibilities and holiday events can be overwhelming to just anyone. Before you make any decisions, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer. This experience...

Trick Or Treat Tips For Divorced Parents

Halloween is right around the corner, and your kids are likely excited about the spooky costumes and tasty treats to come. But if you and your spouse are newly divorced, the thought of co-parenting during a holiday can be downright terrifying – especially if you are still working through underlying divorce issues. Before you make any decisions, it is...

Should Our Parenting Time Schedule Be Adjusted During The School Year?

As kids grow, they need adequate time to bond with friends, spend time with family members and make room for their evolving lifestyles. As kids enter a new school year, divorced parents may need to reconsider their parenting time arrangement in order to accommodate extracurricular activities and school schedules. Before you make any decisions, it is...

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