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
Although our culture tends to view divorce as a fight to the finish, an amicable or uncontested divorce is possible. Divorce is often adversarial because the parties let their past grievances and present emotions control the divorce process. However, if you can maintain a future focus, you can have … [Read more...] about Can You Have an Amicable Divorce?
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?
A skilled mediator is essential to a successful mediation. While many mediators have the requisite training, it takes more than that to be a great at mediation. Legal and practical experience, plus a unique mindset and constellation of personality traits can make a significant difference in a … [Read more...] about What to Look for In a Great Family Law Mediator
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