Hard to believe, divorce in New York may get even more expensive. The tax bill proposed in the House of Representatives, last week, seeks to eliminate the deduction for alimony payments. The new tax law attempts to eliminate what has been called a “divorce subsidy.” Under the existing law, the party paying alimony may deduct…Read more
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In New York, there is a “presumption of legitimacy” which provides that a child born during a marriage is presumed to be the married couples’ child. A New York appeals court ruled that this presumption should apply equally to both heterosexual and same-sex couples. This is a logical extension of the Court of Appeals decision…Read more
Huma Abedin filed a motion to have her New York divorce against Anthony Weiner calendared, docketed and heard secretly. The request would allow their divorce to be listed on the New York County Supreme Court’s dockets as “Anonymous v. Anonymous” This move would, in effect, shield the parties from the glare of the news…Read more
What happens when a couple separates, but for some reason, despite the passage of time, don’t divorce? Suppose still further that during the long separation when the parties have been married but living separately, one of the parties acquires some wealth? Are the assets acquired during the long separation marital and subject to equitable distribution?…Read more
There is a welcome trend in child custody cases in New York- parents, the courts and even New York divorce attorneys, are all recognizing the importance of both parents being engaged in making decisions effecting their children’s health, education and welfare. Rather than vesting one parent with child custody and decision making authority, now many…Read more
The most difficult parts of divorce is that moment when you have to tell and then begin to prepare your children for the divorce. While your children may be bystanders to the decision to divorce and legal proceedings, they may suffer the consequences of the decisions they had no part in making. How you inform…Read more
Not only are we in the midst of the Spring and Summer wedding season, but we are also in prenuptial season. Prospective brides and grooms are accessing their financial futures, taking stock of their pre-marital assets and the debts and taking stock of their individual and joint economic futures. They are also looking for…Read more
Who says that in a fight for child custody in New York, a court has to pick between two parents? In a recent New York custody case, a court was confronted with the custodial rights of three parents. In a unique case of child custody in New York, a married couple, Dawn and Michael, had a…Read more
Pet custody continues to be one of the hottest topics in divorce law. Divorcing couples will go to war to fight for custody of their beloved dog or cat. Until recently there was no clear standard for pet custody cases; it was not clear whether New York divorce courts would treat dogs and cats…Read more
Recent Comments by Daniel Clement
- 18th February 2016 on Special Concerns for Divorces Involving Kids with Special Needs
- 10th February 2016 on 6 Tips About What to Wear to Appear in Court For Your Divorce
- 9th November 2014 on Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
- 3rd April 2014 on What Do I Do If My Child Does Not Want To Have Visitation With My Ex?
- 25th March 2014 on What Happens to Child Support or Maintenance Payments If My Ex Dies?