Category Archives: Divorce

What to Do If You Are Accused of Domestic Violence During Your Divorce

Domestic violence is unacceptable and a serious crime. Period. But falsely accusing your spouse of domestic violence or child abuse during a New York divorce is also unacceptable,  A false accusation can cause serious problems for the accused and the accuser. Sadly, the anger or gamesmanship that can arise during divorce or child custody proceedings…
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Four Ways Not to Act in Divorce Court: How To Lose Your Case

The law may be on your side. The facts may be on your side. You may have the best divorce attorney in the state of New York handling your case. But all of those positive factors can be undermined if you act foolishly in court. Divorce brings out deep emotions, many of which are negative…
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What is a Child Custody Evaluation in a New York Divorce?

In making child custody determinations in a New York divorce, a judge will base his or her decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. But as highly trained in the law as the judge may be, evaluating what will be best for a particular child often requires the assistance of psychologists,…
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Can I File for Divorce in New York If My Spouse Has Moved Out of State?

When a marriage deteriorates and one spouse moves out of the marital residence, they sometimes move way out. When way out is out of New York and the New York spouse  wants to divorce, where will the divorce take place? New York Domestic Relations Law, Sections 230 and 231 define the residency requirements for filing…
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Threats or Violence During a Divorce: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?

New York divorce proceedings, not to mention the agonizing months or years a marriage was in decline preceding the divorce, can bring out intense emotions between spouses. Anger, jealousy, blame – a whole range of negative feelings can come to dominate the relationship. For most couples, those emotions come out through insults, angry words, or…
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What Can Happen If You Ignore a New York Divorce Judge’s Orders

A law professor teaching about courtroom procedure once told his class that the first and most important rule of litigation was this: “Don’t tick off the judge.” Few things “tick off” judges more than when their orders aren’t followed. If you have been ordered to do – or not do – certain things by the…
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