Yearly Archives: 2015

7 Tips to Make Holiday Parenting Time Less Stressful

New York divorce child visitation The divorce and family court judges in New York will soon get very busy; Halloween is the beginning of the holiday season or, as divorce lawyers well know, the season that divorced and separated parents fight over holiday access time. Even when holiday parenting time is clearly delineated in a…
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Tabloid Divorce Illustrates New York Maintenance Law

Celebrity divorces are great teaching tools. High-profile divorces present the same issues as non-celebrity divorces, just with bigger numbers and a lot more tabloid coverage. The Huffington Post is reporting that the husband of actress Kaley Cuoco is seeking spousal maintenance and an award of counsel fees as part of the divorce. This should not…
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New York Attorney Retainers May Be Restrained to Pay Support Arrears

Need a source to collect maintenance arrears- here is a novel place,  your ex’s  attorney retainer account. An upstate court allowed a wife to collect maintenance arrears she was owed from the retainer paid to the husband’s attorney. The wife had obtained several money judgments against the husband due to his failure to pay support.  …
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Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Enacted in New York Divorces

New York has just enacted a new law to determine how the spousal maintenance is awarded in New York divorces. The law establishes guidelines to fix the length and amount of spousal maintenance both during the divorce action and following the entry of the judgment of divorce. Until now, post- divorce maintenance was awarded based…
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New APP to Manage New York Child Custody Scheduling and Child Support Expenses

Through years of representing parties in contested custody and support cases, I have become keenly aware that keeping records of parenting time and expenses is problematic. There is often a dispute about some scheduling issue, a missed communication, or some child support add-on  expense. Because of this, we are pleased to offer a solution.…
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9 Strange Reasons You May Be Destined For Divorce

Half of all marriages will end in divorce.  You would think that most divorces occur for the obvious reasons, financial woes, incompatibility, or infidelity.   But according to a recent article in Prevention Magazine, your divorce may have been caused by something else, something strange and surprising. Your commute is too long. If you have a…
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Want To Ruin Your Marriage? Spend Time on Social Media

The news just keeps coming, but no one seems to be listening. Social media is bad for marriage. And it is not great for people divorcing either. One in seven married people said they have considered divorce because of their spouses’ behavior on popular social media sites and apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Skype, What’sApp, and…
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What is the Best Custody Arrangement After Divorce?

Even the most well-intentioned parents may disagree about their children’s parenting plan or visitation schedule; as part of a divorce, it is not uncommon for parents to fight for an extra hour or day simply to maximize their time with the children. Long gone are the days when it was presumed that the mother will…
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