Marriage itself is a type of legal contract which automatically gives spouses certain rights and responsibilities. These rights and responsibilities affect the couple during marriage and in the event of death, separation or divorce. However, the parties can modify their rights and responsibilities … [Read more...] about 3 Types of Marital Agreements to Address Financial Concerns During and After Marriage
After litigation is over, it is not uncommon for one or both parties to be dissatisfied with the outcome. While the parties may have a legal right to appeal, winning an appeal is difficult in matrimonial actions for several reasons. Simply being unhappy about the judge’s decision is not enough to … [Read more...] about Appealing Divorce and Custody Decisions
Once the divorce is final and the financial and parental issues have been resolved, disputes can still occur if one party does not comply with the divorce decree or wants to change it. Terms regarding child custody and visitation, support and distribution of marital assets contained in an agreement … [Read more...] about What Should You Do When Your Ex-Spouse Does Not Comply with the Divorce Decree?
After divorce, many parents continue to have disputes over the co-parenting of their children. Rather than go to a judge to decide the issue, the courts often recommend and/or the parties on their own can begin using parenting coordinators. Parenting coordinators employ a child-focused … [Read more...] about How Parenting Coordinators Can Help Resolve Post-Divorce Disputes Involving Children
For couples who are experiencing marital problems, the holiday season can just add to their stress. The end of year also brings thoughts of starting fresh in the new year. Combine the two feelings and you have some couples contemplating whether to divorce or wishing they could resolve their issues … [Read more...] about Use Mediation to Settle Your Divorce Issues by Year End
A common concern of divorcing parents is what expenses are covered by child support. New York provides for basic child support and add-on child support expenses. Basic child support encompasses food, clothing and shelter and the amount is determined by a statutory formula. Everything else is an … [Read more...] about What Additional Expenses Are Covered by Child Support?