Category Archive: Divorce and Separation

Cheating: The Court doesn’t care!

Cheating:  The Court doesn’t care who is sleeping with who! OK folks, I am writing this blog because I don’t want to see one more person spend a single dime of their hard earned money talking, texting, or fighting because their spouse, partner or former co-parent has cheated on them!  The Court does not care …

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Child Support. What Does it Pay For?


What Is Child Support?   How much is child support? What does child support pay for? Can I pay my child directly?  Child support is the financial obligation you have to support your child as he or she matures. If you have custody of your child, the courts assume that you fulfill your financial obligation. If your …

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Many might decide that instead of going through all the trouble of finding any paying for a lawyer and going to court for the divorce process they will just jump online and be a hop, skip and jump away from being divorced. What many don’t know is that online divorces aren’t all they may be …

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Help Your Children During Divorce

5 Ways to Help Your Children During Divorce How to help your children cope with your divorce. If you are nervous and anxious about the divorce process and you have some input and some control over the outcome, imagine what it is like for children who have neither.  You can help your children during divorce.  …

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Have an Experienced Divorce Attorney?


Hired an Experienced Divorce Attorney?  Listen to the Divorce Attorney.         I represented a man over two years ago.  I was his divorce attorney.  During the divorce process on many different occasions he would speak directly with his Wife without sharing these discussions with me, without getting my input or advice.  The …

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  Lacking a good night’s sleep either during or after the divorce  or family law proceedings?  Are you experiencing a stressful divorce or family law matter? Chances are, your sleep patterns have been disrupted by your divorce or family law matter. Here are some suggestions on how to restore the balance.  Health and Well-Being O.K. …

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Spouse Paying Attorney Fees? service

Spouse paying attorney fees in your divorce? It is possible that your spouse will have to contribute to your divorce attorney fees.  The Court has discretion, and the basic law is that if there is a spouse with greater resources, the spouse with fewer resources may be able to get attorneys’ fees. However, for actions …

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The Attorney for Children, Law Guardian

Judge gavel and colourful letters regarding child custody, family law concept

What is the purpose of the Attorney for Children? The purpose of the Attorneys for Children (hereinafter AFC) Program is to provide representation to minors in many kinds of court proceedings (such as juvenile delinquency, custody and visitation, and child protective proceedings). There are approximately 850 attorneys who serve as AFCs on panels in the …

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Am I a Victim of Emotional Abuse?


Am I a Victim of Emotional Abuse?   I have some good news and some bad news regarding emotional abuse.  The bad news is that if you have been emotionally or physically abused by your partner/spouse the Divorce Courts seldom if ever punish for this treatment.  The good news—you don’t have to establish abuse to …

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Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce or Contested Divorce…what do you really know? Most people are aware that there are two main types of divorces in NY:  Uncontested and Contested Divorces.  But are you aware that both uncontested and contested divorces require a law suit and the same paperwork.  Are you aware that documents signed by the parties are …

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