Are Your Child Custody Demands Hurting Your Child?

The most prophetic things any judge ever said to me about custody was “do you hate the other person more than you love your child? If so, you will do anything that hurts him/her.”  Consider: are your negative feelings towards the other parent greater than your love for your child? Many people come into my […]

5 Important Things to Know BEFORE Tying the Knot

Wedding season is upon us.  So instead of discussing issues that arise when there is marital discord, I thought I would take a moment to talk about issues that should be considered before you get married. Marriage is a social and financial contract for which the law provides certain benefits and burdens.  Before you make […]

Expanding Our Services with Divorce Mediation

Mediation. Many of you have heard of it. Some of you may have experienced it. In this article, I will discuss what mediation is, what it is not, and the positives and negatives of mediation in the context of a matrimonial or family law matter. What is mediation? Mediation is an alternative method to resolving […]

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Obligations Beyond Basic Child Support

If you’ve been following our articles, you will know that several of those articles have discussed the payment of child support as determined by the New York State Child Support Standards Act (“CSSA”). In this article, we will examine what other statutory obligations parents have to their children that go beyond the payment of basic […]

50/50 DOES NOT EQUAL $0/$0

In recent months, I have had consultations with several clients who told me that they were seeking equal physical custody of the children.  While the well-being of the children is often the motivation behind the client’s desire for equal physical custody, sometimes the client tells me upfront that she wants equal custody of the children […]