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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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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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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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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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