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Securing The Proper Visitation Agreements For Your Children

One of the main concerns for parents going through a divorce is how the change of lifestyle will affect their children. Being separated from a parent can have a profoundly negative impact on a child’s life, especially during their younger years. This can cause a conflict with the estranged parent that can continue to grow… Read More »

How New York’s Residency Requirements Affect Same-Sex Divorce Cases

On July 24, 2011, same-sex marriage became legal in New York. Since then, gay couples living in non-recognized states have been traveling to New York to obtain a legal marriage license. Unfortunately for these couples, the headaches associated with planning a wedding out of state is the easy part. If the couple returns home and… Read More »

Choosing Between A Fault And No-Fault Divorce

In 2010, New York finally put a no-fault divorce law on the books, making it the last state in the country to do so. Prior, parties were forced to file for a fault-based divorce, meaning one party had to prove to the court that wrongdoing by their partner, including abuse and adultery, caused the end… Read More »

Understanding The Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

You may be dreading the divorce process and the toll it could have on you, your spouse and your children. However, you may also be eager to start your new life. Most people are familiar with two types of divorce: contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, you and your spouse disagree on certain terms… Read More »

The Types Of Child Custody Plans Available In Queens, New York

The decisions made during a child custody case will have a lasting impact on your entire family for years to come. That’s why, as a parent, it is so important to establish a custody plan that works in the best interest of your children to ensure they live a happy and healthy life as they… Read More »

Prenuptial Agreements: Not Just For The Super Wealthy

For many divorcing couples in and around Queens, NY, the phrase prenuptial agreement generates images of celebrity marriages gone awry. However, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not tools reserved solely for the ultra-rich (although, they are often used by the upper economic echelon of society). In fact, prenuptial agreements are for anyone with assets or… Read More »

Adjusting Your Finances To A Post-Divorce Life

With all of the stress and hardships you go through during a divorce, it’s easy to forget just how difficult it is to adjust to life after your marriage is dissolved. In addition to changes in your personal life, your financial situation will be completely different, now that you are no longer married. As a… Read More »

The Penalties Of Not Paying Child Support In Queens, NY

The court takes child custody and child support matters very seriously. When awarding custody, it reviews every detail about each parent, the environment the parents can provide and their health. After the court determines what is in the best interests of the child, it awards custody. Once custody is awarded, the non-custodial parent may be… Read More »

Dressing For Divorce Court

While a person’s appearance isn’t supposed to factor into a court’s decision during a divorce hearing, it could go a long way toward giving a judge insight into your personality. And, if you aren’t dressed appropriately for your day in court, it could negatively affect the judge’s view of you. Although there is no dress… Read More »

How Long Does Probate Last In New York?

Assuming there are no will contests or other litigation proceedings, a probate proceeding takes about one year in New York. “Probate” means the entire process of having the will approved, administering the estate and closing the estate. Sometimes, “probate” refers to only the legal process. An experienced Queens probate attorney can guide you through the… Read More »