Custody Agreements & Disputes

Custody agreements almost always are preferable to custody litigation.  Custody agreements generally are more likely to succeed than an order that is the product of adversarial litigation.  On the other hand, custody litigation has significant collateral consequences.  Custody litigation is among the most unfortunate of circumstances for adults.  Short of the death of a parent [Read More]

By |2016-02-10T12:33:53-05:00February 10th, 2016|Agreements, Custody, Divorce|

A Closer Look at New York’s New Maintenance Law – Part 2: Applying New York’s New Temporary Maintenance Law

This is the second in a series of articles about New York’s new maintenance law.  So far we have discussed that New York’s new temporary maintenance law has two variations, which depend on whether or the payor will be paying child support.  In this post we will apply the formulas that I have written to [Read More]

By |2015-12-02T07:46:02-05:00December 2nd, 2015|Agreements, Divorce, Support|

A Closer Look at New York’s New Maintenance Law – Part 1

New York State's New Maintenance Law changes the way courts must address temporary and post-divorce maintenance.  This may be the most important development in New York domestic relations law in many years.  This series of articles will examine the new law.  It will start with the provisions for temporary maintenance. The new provisions for temporary [Read More]

By |2015-11-17T16:49:06-05:00November 17th, 2015|Agreements, Divorce, Support|

New York’s New Maintenance Law

Our illustrious Governor has signed the new maintenance law this past Friday.  The new Temporary Maintenance provisions included in this law will go into effect on October 25, 2015.  The balance of the law, including a new post-divorce maintenance formula, will go into effect on January 23, 2016.  This will make New York matrimonial practice [Read More]

By |2015-09-29T14:55:05-04:00September 29th, 2015|Agreements, Divorce, Support|

New York State Parent Education & Awareness Program

All too often kids are the victims in divorces and custody battles.  Protecting kids from the conflict between their parents is among the most important things parents can do for their children.  There are some resources available to help parents with this.  One of these is the State of New York Parent Education and Awareness [Read More]

By |2014-02-19T09:03:25-05:00February 19th, 2014|Agreements, Collaborative Law, Custody, Divorce|

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous. Today more people are marrying for the first time at an older age. There are more second and third marriages because of high divorce rates and longer life expectancies. For these reasons there is a growing need for pre-nuptial agreements. And although a pre-nuptial agreement [Read More]

By |2012-10-01T22:46:31-04:00October 1st, 2012|Agreements, Divorce, Property, Support|
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