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Domestic Violence in New York During COVID-19

Domestic Violence in New York During COVID-19 COVID-19 has created a lot of new challenges. In some cases, those challenges have forced us to get more creative about how we connect and share with one another—which can be a great thing. It has also made some problems a lot worse. Domestic violence is one of…
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How Can an Unmarried Father Prove Paternity to Get Custody in New York?

How Can an Unmarried Father Prove Paternity to Get Custody in New York? When a child is born to unmarried parents, there is no legal father unless paternity is established. Until that is done, the father has no legal rights or obligations concerning the child. He cannot be required to pay child support. He also…
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Fathers Have Equal Rights in Syracuse

Fathers Have Equal Rights in Syracuse If your only experience with divorce is that of your parents or a relative, it may be easy to develop some misperceptions about the process. The divorce and child custody process, after all, has changed through the years. For example, one of the biggest misconceptions is that in a…
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The Seven Grounds for Divorce in the State of New York

Seven Grounds for Divorce in New York Is getting tired of your spouse enough? Is boredom, lack of attraction, or incompatibility a good enough reason for divorce? Those who live in the Syracuse area and all of New York State should be aware that there are seven “official” grounds for divorce in the state of…
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How Does New York Choose Who Gets Child Custody?

How Does New York Choose Who Gets Child Custody? How does New York choose who gets child custody? Child custody is an extraordinarily sensitive aspect of getting a divorce. Ultimately, New York courts want to ensure that custody and visitation arrangements are in the best interests of the child. But how does a judge decide…
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Child Custody Laws in New York

Child Custody Laws in New York Wondering about cild custody laws in New York? When divorcing parents in New York both petition for custody of their children, family law judges consider the best interests of the child before making their decision. In most cases, this is for children to maintain a close relationship with both…
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Choose A Better Divorce

Even though the stress and confinement associated with Covid-19, we know in our hearts, these days will pass. Among the casualties of the pandemic are many relationships that have continued to crack under the pressure of our adjusted lives. Almost daily there are news reports of celebrity breakups amidst the pandemic and many are predicting…
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How COVID-19 Can Affect Child Custody

For many people, COVID-19 has impacted virtually every aspect of their life. For parents who share custody, it may have an impact on how often they can see their children as well. Fear and confusion may affect how parents handle shared parenting time. However, a pandemic generally should not affect whether someone gets to see…
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Child Support in Syracuse New York

Most are aware that about half of all first marriages end in a divorce. What many may not realize is that the statistics get even higher in second and third marriages. In second marriages, the divorce rate climbs to 67%, and steps up again in third marriages to about 74%. Some speculate the reason for…
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