Archive | Divorce

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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How Is Spousal Support Determined in New York?

January 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Spousal Support   |   0 Comments

Under New York law, the determination of spousal support depends on whether the parties are married, or in the process of obtaining a divorce. For example, spousal support is money that is paid to a spouse during the marriage and can last indefinitely throughout the duration of the marriage. Maintenance support (often referred to as […]

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Collaborative Family Law vs. Mediation

January 17, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Family Law,Divorce,Mediation   |   0 Comments

Today, couples can consider a variety of options on how to obtain a go about filing for divorce. In the past, couples seeking to avoid litigation, have routinely used the mediation process to come to an agreement about how marital assets and debts would be distributed upon divorce. Now, couples can also use the collaborative […]

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How to Tell Your Children You Are Getting Divorced

January 10, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Separation   |   0 Comments

For many parents, there is no “perfect” way to tell your children that you and your spouse are getting a divorce. So how should you inform your children about this life changing event? Read on to learn more about the different approaches you can take in communicating with your children about the dissolution of your […]

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Is a Divorce Right for You?

January 02, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Separation   |   0 Comments

So many people feel helpless when marital disputes arise and often abruptly choose to immediately file for divorce. If you are having problems with your marriage, but you are not certain as to whether you wish to get divorced or try to save your marriage, I strongly recommend you attend individual counseling.  A good counselor […]

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Who Gets the Kids for the Holidays?

December 24, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Divorce,Divorce,Mediation,Separation   |   0 Comments

The need to properly plan parenting time for major holidays in advance. Planning a shared child custody holiday schedule can be a troubling task for any parent. A well designed schedule is key to ensure your children enjoy their holidays. Read on to learn how to plan a successful holiday schedule for your children. 1. […]

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Do I need a Lawyer to Get Divorced?

September 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Collaborative Divorce,Divorce,Mediation,Separation   |   0 Comments

  For those seeking a divorce, David Vallone offers some advice on this question. While the current law allows anyone to represent him or herself in a legal matter, it is strongly suggested that all parties seek counsel with divorce law experience.   Although the New York State Office of Court Administration (“OCA”) makes many […]

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