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
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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
As part of a divorce in New York, a party must remove all religious barriers to the other parties’ remarriage before a civil divorce is granted. This requirement was enacted to require Jewish men to give their wives a “Get” – a religious divorce. Without the get, a religious Jewish woman cannot remarry or…Read more
In New York, a divorce is commenced by personal service (the hand delivery) of a summons on the defendant. The summons is the document which gives your soon-to-be-ex notice of the legal action. Sometimes this is just not possible to make personal service. In some cases, a spouse just disappears off the grid and cannot…Read more
For divorced parents in New York, December may be a bittersweet time. While Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years are all joyful, they are also holidays that parents traditionally celebrate with their children and extended families. It is likely, that your parenting plan and visitation schedule will allow your spouse to be with the children…Read more
One of the critical underpinnings of an enforceable prenuptial agreement is the full and fair disclosure of assets. This principle has been a central issue in the divorce of former New York Knicks player Rasheed Wallace and his ex-wife, Fatima Sanders Wallace. The two were married in 1998, the day after Sanders signed the prenuptial…Read more
Determining who a child’s father is hard on everyone involved. It’s not exactly a leading storyline for the silver screen. But a recent movie called “Don’t Worry Baby” provides a framework for discussion of the important issue of child paternity. The story takes place in Manhattan. A fashion designer mother who had taken a hiatus…Read more
Just as the definition of marriage has evolved in New York to include same-sex couples, so has the definition of family. It is now common for a married same-sex couple to have children and, like heterosexual couples, when the relationship sours, custody battles ensue. Until recently, the existing law in New York was that a…Read more
Can you imagine airing your marital dirty laundry with the public? Most of us can’t, but that’s exactly what happens to many celebrities and others involved in high-profile marriages and breakups. Fortunately, in New York, most divorce files are sealed from public view. With election season in high gear, there was a recent attempt by…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?