Unfortunately, many cases of domestic violence are not reported to police or New York’s Child Protective Services. As a result, it can be more difficult to obtain an order of protection if a party waits to get one at a later date. If you are the abused party and wait to file for an order of … [Read more...] about How to Document Incidents of Domestic Violence
Child custody is probably the most stress-inducing issue in divorce. Parents want to do what is right for their child but also are dealing with their own emotions toward the other spouse. As a result, disputes are common. Sometimes, even when parents can come to an agreement, one of them may have … [Read more...] about What Happens If You Regret Signing Your Child Custody Agreement?
One of the most common reasons for modifying a parenting time schedule is because one parent wants to relocate. Often, these cases involve a custodial parent seeking permission to move farther away from the non-custodial parent which would make visitation more difficult. However, it may also be the … [Read more...] about Modifying Parenting Time When the Non-Custodial Parent Relocates
Long after a divorce is finalized, the parties may still have disputes over matters such as visitation or parenting time. Circumstances may change for one parent or the child and the parenting schedule may no longer meet the needs of the parties. Where parents disagree on making changes, parenting … [Read more...] about When Can Parenting Time Be Modified?
Child custody and parenting time is a stressful issue for parents under the best of circumstances. However, if your co-parent has drug or alcohol problems, it can become a huge battle. Many parents have objections to how courts react to allegations against a parent. If you are on either side of this … [Read more...] about Child Custody Rules When One Parent Has Drug or Alcohol Problems
It is a misconception that courts favor mothers with respect to parenting time with children. New York law outlines specific factors courts must use to determine what is in the best interests of the children and these rules apply to both parents. However, judges can make mistakes, which is why it is … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Know About Fathers’ Rights to Parenting Time with Children