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How Does a Judge Decide Who Gets Custody?

One of the most disputed matters in any divorce is custody. When the parents split, who gets the children? The process of winning child custody is not a simple one, which means that you need a ...
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The Divorce Process

Are you planning to divorce? It can be of great benefit to fully understand the divorce process before you begin. There are several forms of divorce, and a no-fault divorce is now possible in the ...
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Divorce and Real Estate

The division of assets, including real estate, is an important issue in a divorce. Both parties may have owned property, and there may be property purchased during the term of the marriage. Who will ...
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Details Regarding Equitable Distribution in NY Divorce

Divorce in New York involves equitable distribution of assets. This means that property is divided equitably, not necessarily an equal division. This type of property division is fair and considers ...
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Can I Get a Child Support Modification?

Child support orders are made at the time of the divorce and may have been adequate and doable for your situation at that point. Unfortunately, financial situations change and the needs of children ...
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What is the Process of an Uncontested Divorce in New York?

An uncontested divorce can be much easier and quicker than a contested divorce. In an uncontested divorce both spouses have to agree on every issue in their divorce. For an uncontested divorce to ...
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How is Child Support Determined in Staten Island, NY?

New York has child support standards and the amounts are calculated following the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) along with domestic relations laws and family court acts. Generally non-custodial ...
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Do You Have a Stubborn Ex-Spouse Not Paying Child Support?

Parents are obligated to pay child support for their children until the child reaches the age of 21 in New York. If they fail to do so they may be facing various penalties. There are federal and state ...
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How Does the Court Decide Who Gets Custody?

There are many aspects that the courts consider when awarding custody to parents in child custody cases. Most courts use the philosophy of deciding what is the "best interests of the child" ...
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Divorce: Should You Wait Until the New Year?

Why would it matter what month you file for divorce ? Filing for divorce after the holidays have come to an end could actually be a wise decision, both personally and financially. The holidays are ...
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Woman Mourning Death of Husband Finds Out He Divorced Her Eight Years Previously

In New York, a woman who had just lost her husband was confronted with the news that he had divorced her eight years earlier, without her knowing. Apparently, he had filed the divorce papers in secret ...
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Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe: Part One

Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe: Part One When I was a little girl my mother had a saying that she would use: "Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe! " While I was too young to understand ...
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Divorce Hotels: To Check in, or Not to Check in....

The concept of "Divorce Hotels" has recently made a "splash" in the United States and has caused a buzz in the Divorce and Family Law legal circles. This concept, developed by a ...
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That Ship Has Sailed: Serving Your Overseas Spouse with Your Complaint for Divorce

As residents of the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area we are truly inhabitants of the "crossroads of the world." It is no wonder that many of us have spouses with ties to other ...
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The Secret That is the New York State Family Court

As a daily practitioner of the Family Courts in the five boroughs of New York City, I have personally witnessed members of the public being denied access to Family Court courtrooms for one reason or ...
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I'm Just Not That Into You: Understanding New York's "Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage" Ground for Divorce.

For decades, the closest thing New York had to a No-Fault ground for divorce was a couple's separation pursuant to a Separation Agreement or Separation Judgment for at least a year. That tide ...
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Welcome to our Staten Island Divorce Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Staten Island Divorce Blog.
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