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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 Appellate Court Denies a Parental Alienation Claim

On October 9th, 2019, the New York Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of a mother in a parental alienation claim. In the case of Pandis v. Lapas, the court determined that it was appropriate to award sole custody of the children to the mother. Additionally, it denied the…
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