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Category Archives: Child Custody

Enforcement and Modification of Court Orders after Your Divorce

While your divorce order puts the final stamp on the dissolution of your marriage, the terms of the order often include ongoing obligations that must be met for as long as the order indicates. Should either party fail to abide by the terms of the order, the aggrieved ex-spouse can seek redress in court. For […]

Do Children Have a Say in Legal Actions Concerning Them?

In many legal actions, the child has little say about custody or other determinations, especially when at a young age. However, there is a program in New York called the New York Attorneys for Children Program, which provides attorneys to children when they are involved in court proceedings dealing with juvenile delinquency, child custody, visitation, […]

Laws New York Courts Consider When Awarding Child Custody

Case law predominantly determines how the New York courts rule in child custody cases. This is because New York’s Domestic Law statutes do not provide much guidance in the way of child custody. As in most states, the best interests of the child form the benchmark and influence the court’s custody decisions. Several influential New […]

Divorce Tax Consequences and Other Financial Considerations

One of the most significant divorce tax consequences is that you can no longer file joint tax returns. The adage, two live more cheaply than one, is true and taxes are no exception to this rule. However, skilled divorce lawyers know New York divorce laws and can help you plan your divorce in advance of […]

Types of Child Custody and Custody Arrangements

Custody refers to the legal right and responsibility to provide for a child’s care. New York Courts divide custody into two main categories of responsibility: Physical custody. Physical custody refers to the child’s primary residence and the access arrangement of when the child will be with which parent. Legal custody. Legal custody refers to major […]

Are Custody Cases Still Forgone Conclusions?

Traditionally, in the early part of the twentieth century, mothers stayed at home, handling housework and raising the children.  Fathers were in the workforce, making the money to provide for the family.  For marriage breakdowns that ended in divorce, the natural transition was for the father to continue the role of supporting the family financially […]

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