Divorce is common today even among older adults, so it is not unusual for families to have various “step” relations. These relationships can be as meaningful as those of blood relatives, but divorce law does not always treat them that way. One example is step-grandparents. Unfortunately, New York … [Read more...] about Do Step-Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?
Many couples choose to marry both under New York’s civil laws as well as in accordance with their religion. In the event of a divorce, this can present a problem if one party objects to a religious divorce. If that happens, the spouses would not be able to remarry under the rules of their religion … [Read more...] about Obstacles to a Religious Divorce
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
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?