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Read more on the complicated issues often faced in family court that Alatsas Law Firm believes are pertinent to anyone considering or already in a family law proceeding.

How to Get a Restraining Order in NY

If you have been threatened or harmed by a loved one, you may be living in fear. A cycle of abuse can get progressively worse, leading to serious physical harm. This can be a scary situation for a victim, and you may be worried about your future. Are there any protections available to you under […]

Child Custody Battle Tips

If you are going through a divorce and kids are involved, you may be going through a child custody battle with your ex-spouse. Your ex-wife may claim you are abusive and prohibit you from seeing the kids. Your ex-husband may try to take sole custody of the kids, even though you were the primary caregiver. […]

Richard Spencer Divorce: Domestic Violence in Marriage

A recent divorce is getting a lot of media attention as it highlights a white nationalist and his abusive marriage. White nationalist leader Richard Spencer is facing accusations of domestic violence amid a nasty divorce from his wife, Nina Koupriianova. Koupriianova is accusing Spencer of abusing her physically, verbally, and emotionally. She outlined everything in […]

Gray Divorce: Dealing with Divorce After 50

In the past, it was the younger couples who were more likely to divorce. Couples rushed to marry at young ages and later realized their mistake. Now that couples are waiting longer to get married, we do not see this trend as much anymore. The problem now lies on the opposite end of the age […]

What is Cohabitation?

With the divorce rate still hovering at around 50%, marriage comes with a lot of uncertainty. Even couples married for decades are divorcing at rates reaching all-time highs. A divorce is costly, time-consuming and stressful. Why not just live together with your partner, without getting married? Many couples are going this route nowadays. They are […]

What is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

Child custody battles can be downright nasty, especially if one parent is trying to gain sole custody of the children and the other parent is trying to gain custody, as well. Parents may engage in a variety of tactics to alienate the child from the other parent and gain the title of “favorite parent.” Some […]

How do I Calculate Child Support in NY?

When a couple divorces and they have children, the court will decide on family law issues such as child custody and child support. These two elements are related, since one parent typically has custody of the children, while the other pays child support. If you have been ordered to pay child support, you may have […]

What is an Emotional Affair?

When thinking about types of affairs that can ruin a marriage, many people immediately think of physical ones that involve sex. While those can surely lead to divorce, an emotional affair can be just as damaging if not more so. An emotional affair is basically an affair of the heart. You may not be sleeping […]

Grandparent Visitation Rights: What Rights Do Grandparents Have?

As a grandparent, you may enjoy spending time with your grandchildren. You may have them over for frequent sleepovers, take them on vacations, pay for sports activities and buy gifts. You may have developed a strong bond with them. But then the parents split up. One parent may get custody of the children and move […]

How to Prepare for Family Court

Family court lawyers in Brooklyn recommend that you prepare yourselves adequately before appearing in a family court. Whether it is for divorce or child custody, the ruling often favors a prepared party. Having basic knowledge of the proceedings of family court helps avoid the frustration that comes with the event.