Category Archives: Child Custody

Will Dating During My Divorce Hurt My Case?

A divorce is a way of closing one chapter of your life and starting a new one. But if you start moving forward with that next chapter by dating while your divorce is still pending, will you have the book thrown at you? It is hardly uncommon for separated couples to begin dating and embark…
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What Can I Do If My Former Spouse Keeps Badmouthing Me in Front of Our Child?

“Your father is a worthless loser.” “Your mother is a horrible b**tch.” For children going through or living in the aftermath of divorce, hearing these types of offensive statements from one of their parents can have a lasting and devastating impact. It can color their view of the disparaged parent, creating distance, suspicion, or mistrust.…
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Special Concerns for Divorces Involving Kids with Special Needs

Divorce is hard for almost all children. It can be traumatic and confusing in even the best of circumstances. But for children with special needs, divorce can be even more difficult. And for the parents of special needs children, divorce requires strategizing to make sure that arrangements are made to adequately address the children’s ongoing…
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Your Social Media Posts Can Be Used Against You in Custody Decisions

As reported in the tabloids, Madonna is apparently involved in a nasty child custody dispute with her ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie. The Material Girl is involving the world in her dispute, posting details about it social media and seeking the attention of her estranged son as well as support from fans. I have written many…
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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…
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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…
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3 Things to Know If the Court Appoints a Lawyer for Your Child

When parents divorce, they aren’t the only two people whose lives will be dramatically impacted by the decisions made during divorce proceedings. Their children’s world will also be shaped by what happens in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. While each parent will have a lawyer who will zealously protect their rights and advocate…
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The Quintessential Guide To Divorce in New York

    A terrific new book "Onward & Upward - Guide For Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues" was just published. I co-authored this book. The book is a collaborative effort, with chapters written by lawyers and non-lawyers, all experts in their respective fields, covering myriad of family and matrimonial law topics,…
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