Recent Posts in Family Law Category

  • Divorce & Your Mortgage | Staten Island Divorce Lawyer

    || 11-Apr-2018

    Divorce Agreements: What You Need to Know About Changing the Title to Your Home Without Paying off The Mortgage Divorce agreements often allow one spouse to purchase the other’s interest in their former marital home. This concept is called a "buy out" and usually involves one party buying the other person's interest for one-half of whatever the equity in the former marital home ...
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  • Hiring The Bulldog Attorney: Litigating on Emotions, Not Facts

    || 18-Jan-2018

    Allow me to let you in on a little secret: I love to argue. Okay, maybe it’s not such a well -kept secret. Throughout my years of practice as a matrimonial and family court attorney, people have been frank about telling me that they’ve hired me because... “I hear you are a bulldog!” Though that is true, I am often compelled to explain to those potential and new clients that ...
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  • New Year, New You Without Your Spouse

    || 2-Jan-2018

    Rumor has it that the first of the year brings with it a run on divorce lawyers’ offices as realizations that a marriage isn’t living up to life desires and/or goals become intensified with the passing of yet another year. While you may desire to have a fresh start, you must make sure to make your decision after fully considering what you want your future to look like and whether ...
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  • WHAT IS SERVICE OF PROCESS?

    || 21-Dec-2017

    One of the most stressful aspects of the Divorce and Family Court process is the process of serving your spouse/partner with the documents you have filed in Court. The most frequent question asked is actually whether or not the Plaintiff/Petitioner (person filing the case in court) can serve the other party him or herself? In short: no. Service of Process occurs when a process server, or other ...
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  • What is a Default? (New York Edition)

    || 7-Dec-2017

    When a defendant or respondent fails to respond to your summons in a divorce or family court matter within the time frame provided for by the court, that person has “defaulted.” Every state handles the default process differently. This blog entry will focus upon New York’s default divorce process. Divorce: The default divorce process will differ depending upon the nature of your ...
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  • WE'RE GETTING DIVORCED, CAN I DATE NOW?

    || 30-Nov-2017

    I cannot tell you how many times my clients ask me this question during their divorce proceedings. I must warn you, however, that, in spite of my sage, old advice, most people’s desire to move on from their marriages is so great that they don’t hear me sounding all of the necessary warning alarms about getting into a new relationship. That said, I will say it anyway: if you are dating ...
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  • Protecting Yourself and Your Family While Navigating the Choppy Waters of the Divorce Process

    || 16-Jan-2017

    Divorce and Family Law legal matters are easily the most intense situations one can endure. When going through a divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence or other family law matter, it is sometimes hard to focus on the process without getting drawn into the emotional aspects of your case or negotiation. While this may be one of the most difficult times you go through in your life, ...
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  • Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Still Hot Issue

    || 13-Aug-2015

    All across the nation, the United States Supreme Court ruling on June 26 th that legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states has been sparking hot debate. Some people are staunchly defending the new rights, citing the Fourteenth Amendment and the protections it is to give all citizens under the law. Others are protesting loudly, pointing out potentially violated religious freedoms and ...
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