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How to Choose the Right Divorce Mediator in Suffolk County

August 05, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Mediation   |   0 Comments

Choosing the right mediator can help you solve your divorce disputes in a timely manner. Couples who utilize mediation throughout their divorce save thousands of dollars in court and attorney fees. Though mediation is not for everyone, I strongly recommend you consider using a mediator to help resolve your marital dissolution problems.  What is Mediation? Mediation allows parties to discuss the terms of a pending potential divorce...

How to Protect Your Children From the Harmful Effects of Divorce

July 08, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   co-parenting,Custody   |   0 Comments

Researchers have found that a small number amount of children are personally impacted from their parent’s divorce. Divorce affects most children in the short run, but research suggests that kids recover rapidly after the initial blow. In a 2002 study psychologist E. Mavis Hetherington of the University of Virginia and her then graduate student Anne Mitchell Elmore found that many children experience short-term negative effects...

Co-Parenting After Divorce – How to Maintain Healthy Relationships with Your Kids

June 02, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   co-parenting,Custody,Divorce   |   0 Comments

The relationship you have with your children will often change after the dissolution of your marriage. Oftentimes, due to the terms of an agreement or custody order, parents do not get to spend as much time with their children as they would like to. Effective co-parenting techniques can help you maintain the relationships you have with your children in a calm, peaceful, and nurturing environment after your divorce. Several family...

How is Child Custody and Child Support Determined in New York?

February 24, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Child Support,Divorce   |   0 Comments

A common question my clients ask is “How is child custody and child support determined under New York state law?” The answer is that the court actually considers several factors when determining the division of child custody and support, outlined below.  Child Custody Overview A parent may receive joint or sole physical custody of their children. Joint custody means that both parents will have some say in the decisions to...

Divorce in New York: What to Expect When There is a Family Business

February 12, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce   |   0 Comments

 When a married couple in New York decides to end their relationship, they face emotional, financial, and legal hurdles. Among the legal matters to be decided are child custody, support, and the division of assets. Add a family business into this volatile mix, and the complexities can grow. Fortunately, New York has laws governing these situations and the family courts are experienced in dealing with them. The New York Approach:...