1. Minimizing Conflict in a Divorce

    No couple intends to get a divorced when they get married.  On your wedding day, the last thing that you think about is a divorce. However, conflicts can and do arise, which is why the divorce rate is so high. They say that happy couples don't get divorced, and while there are exceptions to every rule, this one applies to most couples. The vast majority of divorces happen because of some sort of …Read More

  2. What is an At Fault Divorce

    In New York, a divorce can be based on either no-fault or at fault grounds. Not all divorces are the same. There are actually many different kinds of divorces, but two of the most common categories are no-fault and at fault. In a no-fault divorce, neither spouse has to prove that the other one did anything wrong in order to get divorced. One of the most common grounds for a no-fault divorce is an …Read More

  3. Taxes and Child Support

    Tax season is upon us once again.  Tax day is April 18, and while this may seem far away, it will be here before we know it. Taxes can be incredibly confusing, and when your circumstance is a bit different, it can make them even more confusing! Because tax day is coming fast, many people have been wondering what the connection between child support and taxes is. Luckily, our child support attorne…Read More

  4. Can a Father Win a Custody Case?

    As a dad, do you have a chance of winning your custody case? In many states, it used to be that mothers were almost always given custody in cases where the children were still in their tender years, which means that they were about five years old or younger. However, this rule has been rejected in many states, and today, New York custody laws are written in a much more gender-neutral way. This mea…Read More

  5. The Cons of Mediation

    When you're going through a divorce, you'll have to choose between mediation or litigation.  When most people think of divorce, they think of tears, screaming matches and lawyers battling it out in court, but it doesn't have to be that way. Mediation is a wonderful option for many couples, and in our last blog, our family law attorney in Hauppauge went over many of the pros of mediation. Although…Read More

  6. The Pros of Mediation

    Is mediation the right option for you?  When you are going through a divorce, you always have the option of choosing mediation over litigation. Although some things can only be solved in courts, many couples can come to a successful agreement through mediation alone. Although mediation may be a great option for some, it's not ideal for everyone, and while there are certainly pros to mediation, th…Read More

  7. Helping a Child Adjust to Living in Two Homes Part 2

    Splitting a child's time between two home is a big adjustment for any child.  If you are splitting custody with your ex after your divorce, then your child will have to deal with some pretty big changes ahead. Splitting their time between two different house can be a difficult thing to deal with, but you'll be glad to know that there are things you can do to help your child adjust. Check out our …Read More

  8. Helping Your Child Adjust to Living in Two Homes

    Divorce can affect children in many ways.  A child whose parents are going through a divorce has to face many changes and adjustments, but one of the most difficult things to deal with is joint custody. Your child will go from living in one home with both of their parents to living in two homes. No matter how old your child is, this can certainly take some getting used to, but you'll be glad to k…Read More

  9. What are the Grounds for an Annulment?

    An annulment is one way to legally end a marriage, but not every marriage can be annulled. Many people seek annulments to avoid the stigma of getting a divorce. Also, Annulments are also often much less complicated than divorces, which makes them an attractive option for some couples. If you've already had a chance to read our previous blog, then you know that an annulment doesn't just legally end…Read More

  10. Divorces vs. Annulments

    Legally, there are two ways to end a marriage, through divorce or annulment. When you want to end your marriage, you don't have a whole lot of options at your disposal. You could either get a divorce or an annulment. Some might think that a legal separation is another option for ending a marriage, but in a separation, you are legally still married, even if you aren't living with the other person. …Read More