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How to Choose a Divorce Mediator: Three Essential Tips

You are getting a divorce, and you and your spouse decide mediation is the best way to work out the details. Mediation is a great way to work together, with the help of a professional, as it facilitates communication and allows you to explore options. But choosing the wrong mediator can lead to a breakdown…

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How to Enforce Child Support Orders

Although obtaining orders from the court, or reaching an agreement with your spouse, is half the battle in divorce, your proceedings may not end there. Long after your divorce is finalized, you and your spouse may need to modify and enforce orders. When one parent refuses to obey a child support order, there are many…

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What Happens in Paternity Hearings

When parents are married, the mother’s husband is generally presumed to be the legal father of their children. But when the parents are unmarried or the mother, the man alleging to be the father, the child or a guardian disputes the assumption, paternity must be established. In New York, parents can voluntarily sign a form…

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How Custody Battles Can Change Parenting Rules

When a divorce is ongoing, especially when there is litigation involved, it is easy for parents to lose sight of what is important. In custody battles, often one of the most emotionally charged aspects of divorce, many parents forget to focus on what is in the best interest of the child and instead focus on…

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