Alimony (also know as spousal maintenance) and tax consequences in 2019 In 2018 and in prior years, anyone paying alimony (spousal maintenance) in New York was able to deduct the payments from their income for tax filing purposes and the spouse receiving payments was supposed to claim them as income. Starting in 2019, the federal [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...]

Under New York law, a married couple can enter into a written settlement agreement that will essentially determine all relevant issues in a divorce and therefore the court will not have to decide for the parties certain issues. The required issues to address include: Legal Grounds- Click HERE for more information. Child Custody and Visitation [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...]

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...]

Your divorce will be considered uncontested if both you and your spouse want to get a divorce and agree about what will happen with your children, your finances and your property after the divorce. If your divorce is uncontested, and you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all financial and parenting issues, make [read more...]

We always offer free consultations to help people navigate through the complex divorce process and local procedures. During your free consultation, at a minimum, we will discuss the following topics below and how they may apply to your situation. The topics that must be resolved before a Court can Order a divorce are: Grounds: Also [read more...]

Syracuse Divorce Lawyer assisting Doctors, Nurses and Hospital Staff

As an experienced Syracuse divorce lawyer helping people in various fields and backgrounds, I frequently assist people with careers as a doctor, medical assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and physician on their matrimonial matters, divorce, custody, child support and spousal maintenance issues. So, I understand and can easily accommodate erratic, busy schedules by having [read more...]

In New York, one of the topics frequently in a divorce matter is equitable distribution. This is also known as a division of marital property. We have previously discussed this HERE. One type of marital property is a spouse’s retirement or pension that was earned during the marriage. The issue is that most retirement or [read more...]

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