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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.

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.

Did the Princeton Son Kill his Hedge-Fund Father?

In January of this year, New York society was shocked when it was discovered that the murder of hedge-fund manager Thomas Gilbert, Sr. was purportedly committed by his 30-year-old son. The Princeton graduate, who carries his deceased father’s namesake, had gone to his parents’ home and asked his mother to pick him up a sandwich. […]

5 Things You Should Know About Family Court

Divorce is a time of upheaval. There are uncertainties about property, finances and family issues. Changes in the family structure can create emotional upset for all involved.

Hiring A Good Brooklyn Family Lawyer

Going through divorce, child custody, or other domestic disputes is never an easy thing to endure.  You can end up feeling frustrated, angry, betrayed, and confused, and this does not help you prepare for and deal with the challenges and obstacles you may be facing.  When your domestic situations end up in front of a […]