There are several grounds or legal reasons to get divorced in New York (as we have previously discussed HERE) and one of them is Adultery. What is Adultery? Adultery is defined in NY as a voluntary sexual act between the spouse and someone other than the spouse. What type of proof is required to prove adultery? [read more...]

As an experienced Syracuse Divorce Lawyer for over 13 years, I know first hand all of the details involved with divorce litigation. Typically, the first formal court appearance is the preliminary conference. At the preliminary conference, the court personnel or the judge (depending on the county), creates a scheduling order. A scheduling order details numerous future [read more...]

The difference between mediation and hiring a divorce attorney is significant. In summary, a divorce attorney can file and obtain a divorce in New York, while a mediator cannot. Mediation involves hiring a mediator to meet with both parties (usually simultaneously) during which the mediator attempts to bring the parties to a compromise. The mediator, [read more...]

What is Custody? Custody is the parental responsibility of a child. There are two types of Custody: Legal Custody: The right and responsibility to make decisions for a child. Physical Custody: The living location for a child. What is Visitation? Parenting time between a child and a parent. Typically, the parent who does not have [read more...]

The Court will take your gross income and subtract Medicare and Social Security taxes. These are commonly known as “FICA” taxes. The Court does not subtract Federal or New York State income tax. Depending on the number of your children, the Court will follow these guidelines in determining your child support obligation. Please click on [read more...]

An Annulment is matrimonial action to declare a marriage null and void. There are 2 categories of annulments: 1) The marriage is void at the time it occurs: a) For example: a father-daughter, mother-son or uncle-niece marriage. b) Someone already married getting married again. 2) The marriage is voidable due to specific reasons: Some Examples: [read more...]

Syracuse Mother’s Rights Lawyer Part of our practice includes work helping mothers in divorce, search paternity establishment, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, modifications and other areas of family law. We are experienced with providing the additional services below: Helping both custodial and non-custodial mothers Improve parent to parent communication Increase involvement with their children Educate [read more...]

Parent’s Rights Attorney In many divorce and family law matters involving children, there are numerous issues that can arise. These can include one parent denying visitation, denying contact, or denying overnights. Making matters worse, oftentimes, there are no legitimate legal reasons for doing so. We have years of experience handling these situations. We can help [read more...]

Syracuse Father’s Rights Lawyer Part of our practice includes work helping fathers in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, modifications and other areas of family law. We are experienced with providing the additional services below: Helping both custodial and non-custodial fathers Improve parent to parent communication Increase involvement with their children Educate and [read more...]

A few years ago, the New York Legislature adopted the newest legal ground to get divorced, commonly called a no fault divorce. It is also known as the irretrievable breakdown in relationship Domestic Relations Law §170 (7). To get a divorce on this ground, the marital relationship must have broken down irretrievably (so that it [read more...]

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