Monthly Archives: October 2010

Joint Custody: What Is It?

In almost every case involving children, one parent says, “I want joint custody.”  When asked what they mean by joint custody, a puzzled look comes across the client’s face as they seek to avoid directly answering the question.  So, what exactly is joint custody? Custody can easily be broken into two components:  physical custody, and…
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Five Common Sense Rules for Divorce

Contemplating divorce or already engaged in one?  No matter where you are in the process, five common sense rules apply to all family law cases: Don't underestimate the fury of a scorned spouse. “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.  Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."   Anger, jealously and feelings of…
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New York’s New Divorce Laws

This is an historic week in divorce law in New York.  The recently enacted no fault divorce law becomes effective October 12, 2010.    In addition to no fault divorce, three other divorce laws become effective this week including: 1.   a new procedures for setting awards of temporary maintenance while a divorce is pending; 2.  a procedure…
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NY Lawyers Allowed to Friend Adversaries on Facebook

Blog posts, Facebook , Twitter and You tube videos all have the potential to be useful in a contested divorce action. Imagine the effect of a posting made by husband showing him polishing his brand new luxury car while claiming to be unable to pay child support.  What conclusions could be drawn when the loyal…
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Marriage Rates Down: Less Couples Wed Due to Economy?

Consistent with the rise in pre-nuptial agreements with the economy faltering, the marriage rate is down. The New York Times is reporting that:   A long-term decline in marriage accelerated during the severe recession, according to new data from the Census Bureau, with more couples postponing marriage and often choosing to cohabit without tying the knot. According…
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