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What is Custodial Interference?

When parents divorce, they usually must maintain contact with the ex-spouse, as they often share custody of their children. While some parents handle the situation amicably, some continue to carry animosity toward each other. They may argue over every little thing, including custody issues. In serious cases, these issues can lead to what is called […]

Divorce and Debt Responsibility | Handling Marital Debt

In a divorce, there is often a lot of focus on distributing assets. What many people overlook, however, is the distribution of debt. Debt does not simply go away when a couple divorces. It needs to be split fairly between the two parties. Handling marital debt is not an easy task, especially when there are […]

Last Wills & Testaments | Most Commonly Asked Questions

Not many people want to discuss what will happen when they die. Even though death is a certainty, some people are in denial of that fact. As a result, they delay the estate planning process for as long as possible. Some even die without a will in place. If you are ready to start preparing […]

Celebrity Divorce: Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos

Couples get divorced all the time without much fuss, but famous divorces often get quite a bit of attention. You have probably heard that the founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is divorcing his wife of 25 years, Mackenzie. This divorce is getting a lot of press, considering that a whopping $137 billion is […]

What is Juvenile Delinquency?

While we may see adults committing the bulk of the crimes in New York, it is a good idea to remember that not all children are innocent. Teens under the age of 18 have been known to commit crimes, as well. These crimes are often referred to as delinquent acts. A child who engages in […]

Trump’s Tax Plan | What You Need to Know About Divorce Tax Deductions

The new year brought new tax laws, particularly for those going through a divorce. Lawyers were scrambling until December 31 to get divorces finalized so that those paying alimony would get their tax deductions. Now that we are in 2019, tax deductions no longer apply to alimony payments, thanks to President Trump’s new tax code […]

When is it Time to Get a Divorce?

Divorce filings tend to increase in January, March, and August. Why these three months? January signifies a new year and a fresh start. March and August are popular because it is believed that many couples try to reconcile over Valentine’s Day and the summer, only to face the inevitable breakup of their marriages. When is […]

Civil Court vs. Criminal Court | When Criminal & Family Law Collide

Criminal law and family law are two different types of law. However, there are situations in which crimes can occur in the context of family law, causing these two types of law to come together. Most commonly, these two laws intersect in cases of domestic violence. Domestic violence occurs when one partner uses physical, emotional, […]

What Happens if You Divorce an Immigrant Spouse?

Divorcing an American citizen is complicated enough, but when you are considering divorcing an immigrant spouse, things can get even more complicated. Depending on the length of the marriage, the immigrant spouse could be deported or granted American citizenship. You may have heard of green cards. So, how do they apply in a marriage with […]

Five Estate Planning Myths

Estate planning is a confusing concept for many people. They may think they do not need it because they are young or have very few assets. There are many myths regarding this topic, and it helps to be informed so your wishes can be carried out in the event of your death. Estate planning can […]