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PHASE 2 TIME TO PLAN–DIVORCE AND FAMILY COURT OPEN

Effective June 3rd under Phase 2, essential matters will be heard in person for Family Court.  In addition, non-essential matters will continue to be heard virtually and attorneys can make a request to the assigned Judge to deviate from the Phase 2 Plan. What does this mean for you? It means your life can stop …

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COURTS ARE OPEN!!!

You may have already heard that the Court system is beginning to “re-open” for new business starting very soon.  The legal process is a slow even under normal circumstances and this State of Emergency still has a learning curve to it, however, your children, your safety and your ability to live your lives rely on …

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Negotiating Custody Yourself

This sounds like a good idea, right? You are smart, you know your spouse or significant other. You don’t want to spend any money or don’t have money to spend on an attorney.  So why wouldn’t you just go to a mediator or decide to start negotiating custody yourself? Well, here are some reasons to …

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Virtual Court Proceedings

COURT IS OPEN! In an effort to try and get non-essential matters before the Court, New York State Chief Judge has stated the following: Beginning April 13th Judges are  authorized to schedule conferences at the request of attorneys and can be available during normal court hours to address discovery disputes and other ad hoc concerns.  …

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LAWYERS AND THE CORONAVIRUS

These are some very difficult times during this Coronavirus for the people I work with and for.  Many of you are calling about parenting time that is going badly, children that are being exposed to potential virus or other inappropriate and risky circumstances.  Some of you need money to get by that is currently not …

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Should I Hire a Father’s Rights Attorney?

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IS A FATHER’S RIGHTS ATTORNEY A REAL THING? Just for the record, there is no formal training or certification for being what is referred to by some as a “Father’s Rights Attorney”.  When used it is simply a label a lawyer gives themselves to induce men to hire them. Ask yourself what does a “Father’s …

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What’s Your Divorce Plan?

Considering Divorce? You Need a Divorce Plan! If you’re considering leaving your spouse, considering divorce, you need a solid divorce plan. So often people start consulting with their attorney only after the divorce process has begun and everyone is in the thick of things.  I often say to clients that they should have come to …

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Unbundled Legal Services-RUN

 “Unbundled” means you hire the attorney to handle only specific tasks, such as preparing the court documents or entering a limited appearance, and then you handle parts of the case on your own to save money. It claims that fewer billable hours means less cost. However, if your lawyer is only good for drafting documents …

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Find an Attorney

One Way to Find an Attorney How to choose your divorce or family law lawyer/attorney is a very serious matter.  It is a substantial purchase financially and it affects all aspects of your daily life.  One way to find an Attorney is word of mouth.  This is often the best method. I get referrals from …

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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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