The Divorce Report

6 Key Elements of a New York Parenting Plan

When childless couples divorce, they have a luxury that divorcing parents don’t have: they don’t have to deal with each other ever again. But parents who wish to play meaningful roles in their children’s lives have to continue interacting on a regular basis. If you do not have a well-crafted parenting plan, these interactions can…
Read more

What Happens When One Divorcing Spouse Doesn’t Have a Lawyer?

You’ve likely heard the old adage that he who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. If your soon-to-be-former spouse decides to act like a fool and not retain a lawyer, what impact will that have on your divorce case? To be fair, it may be the case that your spouse’s…
Read more

When Cupid’s Arrow Backfires: Divorce Filings Rise Around Valentine’s Day

Roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and romantic dinners are all iconic representations of Valentine’s Day. So, apparently, are divorce filings. Recent studies have shown that divorce filings as well as Internet searches for divorce-related terms peak during the weeks after V-Day: A study of divorce filings in New York, Illinois and California by a legal…
Read more

What Role Does a Parent’s Income Play in Custody Decisions?

Money can’t buy you love. Money alone also can’t buy you custody of your child during a divorce. For many divorcing parents, there is a significant difference between their respective incomes; one parent may, in fact, have no income at all. While income certainly plays a role in determining child support obligations, what impact does…
Read more