Courts operations in New York were initially suspended on March 22, 2020 except for those matters deemed “essential.” This had a significant impact on the commencement of divorce and family law matters, which were mostly on hold except for essential matters such as child protection, family … [Read more...] about Updated New York Court Information for Family Law Matters During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Litigating divorce can be time-consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining. While mediation can be a great option, it is not the right solution for everyone. How can spouses who have significant disputes resolve their issues as efficiently as possible? Committing to settlement discussions is the … [Read more...] about 6 Strategies for Effectively Settling Your Divorce Disputes
One of the most frightening things that can happen to a parent is to be faced with the abduction of a child. The fact that it was done by the other parent of the child does not make the situation much easier. In the U.S., various federal and state laws give redress for when a spouse abducts a child. … [Read more...] about What Steps to Take If a Parent Abducts a Child
The divorce process has never been easy, but the shutdown of the New York court system because of the pandemic has made it harder. However, divorces do not have to be put on hold entirely. There are many practical things that can be done in the pursuit of a divorce even in these difficult … [Read more...] about Getting a Divorce in the Time of Coronavirus
As many people know, the courts in New York have been suspended since March 22, 2020 except for those matters deemed “essential.” In the divorce and family law context, essential matters have been defined to include child protection, family offense/temporary orders of protection, and applications … [Read more...] about Are New York Courts Open for Family Law Matters During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Domestic violence is horrible, and all too often goes unreported resulting in tragedy. However, false claims of domestic violence against an accused can result in serious harm as well. Unfortunately, some divorces become so acrimonious that a party makes false criminal accusations against the other. … [Read more...] about How to Deal with False Allegations of Domestic Violence