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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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How to Obtain a Domestic Violence Protection Order in New York

Living with someone who is violent or threatens violence towards you, your children, your pets, or another member of the household can be extremely upsetting, terrifying, and may even be dangerous to your physical safety and wellbeing. For victims of domestic violence, the threat of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders have only exacerbated fear, as many…
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Importance of Knowing How to Calculate Your Finances During a Divorce

Getting divorced in Syracuse usually means living on a tighter budget. While the divorce process itself can be expensive, each party will need to calculate finances for a single-income household. Transitioning from a married household with two incomes and shared expenses to living on one income alone can be difficult. Accordingly, it is extremely important…
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New York Case Addresses Oral Agreements About Spousal Maintenance

A recent case out of the Supreme Court of the State of New York addresses oral agreements about spousal maintenance. The case, Matter of Makris v. Makris (2020), demonstrates that a court will uphold an oral agreement to terminate maintenance. Further, if a party fails to demand maintenance, that failure can constitute a ratification of…
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New York Enacts New Law Limiting Access to Child Custody for Convicted Sex Offenders

In August, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a package of new bills related to a number of different issues, including certain family law rights. Among other things, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that prohibits sex offenders from gaining custody rights over a child that they abused. According to reporting from the New York Daily News,…
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Second Department Muddies the Religious Divorce Waters

A New York appeals court recently vacated a decision which essentially penalized an Orthodox Jewish husband for not giving his wife a certificate of divorce. As such, she was unable to remarry within the faith. In Cohen v. Cohen, the trial court withheld the husband’s marital property share until he gave his wife a Get.…
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