New York law encourages parents to resolve child custody and parenting time issues amicably and in the best interests of the children. As a result, regardless of the other disputes you may be having with your (ex)spouse, it is important to find common ground when it comes to your children. When one … [Read more...] about Negotiating Parenting Time During and After Divorce
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?
In a divorce and afterwards, you may experience heightened concerns about your spouse’s parenting abilities. Courts utilize a best interests of the child standard in deciding which parent should have custody. To the court, the most important factor will be “[e]ach parent’s ability to cooperate with … [Read more...] about Think Your Ex is a Bad Parent? Be Careful How You Handle It
A big fear in divorce is the prospect of losing your children. Child custody matters are very stressful. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, it is left to a judge to decide who has primary physical custody, how much time each of you has with the children, as well as how you will make … [Read more...] about Can One Parent Relocate with Children During or Post-Divorce?
Child custody is a common area of conflict among divorcing parents. New York law encourages parents to resolve these issues amicably and in the best interests of the children. With that in mind, the courts prefer parents share custody equally – both physical and legal custody. However, joint custody … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Joint Child Custody