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Category Archives: family law

Can I stop my ex from moving away with our kids?

Maintaining a meaningful and stable relationship with your children after you get divorced can be very difficult for parents. This is particularly true if your ex wants to move away with your children. However, before you assume that you are going to lose your children, you need to understand that in accordance with New York …

New York judge awards tri-custody to unconventional family

A judge in New York has marked a first for the state and awarded an unconventional family “tri-custody” after lengthy divorce and custody battle. The father of the child will retain an equal share in parenting time with his ex-wife and their former neighbor, the biological mother of the child. The issue arose after the …

Rights of grandparents to vis itation or custody in New York

The separation, divorce or death of a parent not only impacts the couple and children involved, but the grandparents as well. This may be particularly true, especially if the surviving or custodial parent’s relationship with the grandparents is estranged. Under New York law, grandparents have the right to request court ordered vis itation with grandchildren …

Unmarried couples and their legal rights

Sometimes marriage is not right for everyone. Whether it is because of someone’s personal beliefs or preferences, or someone simply does not want to make a life-long commitment. The ending of a non-marital relationship is certainly a lot easier to walk away from; however, it offers you little protection in the process. If you are …

New York family law: How does divorce affect inherited assets?

When couples in New York or elsewhere choose to end their marriages, they will likely have numerous questions about property division. It is understandable that both parties will want to walk away from the union with terms each feels is fair. When getting a divorce, though, there may be concerns about what is considered separate …

New York family law: Getting or fighting orders of protection

Domestic violence is a serious matter, one that is not taken lightly by law enforcement authorities in New York or elsewhere. Along with all of the criminal law concerns that accompany the accusations of domestic violence, there are also a number of family law matters that also need to be addressed by victims and their …

New York family law: Paternity issues

There are various reasons as to why a paternity case may be filed in New York. These cases are generally initiated for two main reasons, though, which are mainly financial support and vis itation or custody rights. Establishing paternity is actually fairly easy, but getting child support or addressing custody or vis itation matters may …

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