How Fear of Deportation Leads to Underreported Domestic Violence

BROOKLYN, New York. According to Mic, only 20% of all rapes, only 24% of acts of physical violence, and only 50% of stalking get reported to the police. In fact, on average, a woman will be assaulted 35 times before she first reports the crime. This gives an assaulter a great deal of time to [...]

By | 2018-05-15T15:18:23+00:00 May 15th, 2018|blog, Family Law|0 Comments

My Ex Spent Our Money, Then Filed for Divorce—What Can I Do?

BROOKLYN, New York. Divorce can be a difficult process. The ending of any relationship can be tough enough as it is, but with divorce, you have the added complications of dividing assets, splitting debts, and making child custody decisions. In many cases, a qualified divorce attorney can help couples reach a reasonable decision about how [...]

By | 2018-05-04T19:18:20+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

If a Loved One Suffers an Opioid Overdose, Can I Sue?

DALLAS, Texas. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day, 115 people die due to drug overdoses on opioids. The opioid epidemic has reached crisis levels. The Centers for Disease Control reports that prescription drug abuse costs the U.S. $78.5 billion each year. These costs include addiction treatment, lost productivity, criminal defense costs, [...]

By | 2018-04-27T16:30:45+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Violence with the Help of the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts

BROOKLYN, New York. It can be incredibly difficult to have a friend or family member who is suffering from domestic violence. You may believe that your friend or family member should leave and want to help them take steps to free themselves from the cycle of abuse, but at the end of the day, every [...]

By | 2018-04-20T18:23:24+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About the SUNY Cap in Divorce

BROOKLYN, New York. Parents might find themselves facing bills in the thousands of dollars when the time comes for their children to go to college. While parents may think that their children become legally independent when they turn 18, this is not technically the case when it comes to how the government calculates a parent’s [...]

By | 2018-04-13T19:57:07+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How Divorce Affects Your Body and How to Cope

BROOKLYN, New York. It is well-known that divorce is a stressful process. Doctors have understood for years that stress can have an impact on a person’s body and health. While divorce can raise emotional concerns for both parties as well as their children, it is important that you also be aware of the ways that [...]

By | 2018-04-06T18:55:38+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Articles, blog|0 Comments

Child Custody When Your Ex is Addicted to Opioids

BROOKLYN, New York. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 116 people die every day from opioid overdoses. As many as 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder. The opioid crisis has touched not only individuals, but also families and children. Substance use disorders can impact marriages and families. If you [...]

By | 2018-03-30T16:25:00+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Articles, blog|0 Comments

I Disagree with My Ex’s Parenting Style

BROOKLYN, New York. It is common for couples to have different parenting styles. The ways we have been raised as children and our family dynamics growing up can have a significant influence on how we choose to parent our children. But what happens if you are getting divorced, making child custody decisions, and disagree with [...]

By | 2018-03-23T17:47:22+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Father’s Rights During Divorce

BROOKLYN, New York. Elliot Green Law Offices are divorce lawyers who work with both fathers and mothers on matters of child custody. As more parents share the workload in rearing children, more families are considering shared custody arrangements. Some fathers are also seeking arrangements of sole custody. The Guardian reports that 82% of mothers have [...]

By | 2018-03-16T19:13:02+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Laws That Make Women Wait to Divorce Partners Could Be Deadly

BROOKLYN, New York. For some women, it’s easier to get a restraining order than to get a divorce. In North Carolina, couples must endure a one-year cooling-off period before they can file for divorce. The rationale behind the law is that couples, in a fit of anger or rage, may file for divorce and later [...]

By | 2018-03-09T19:32:29+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

5 Ways to Digitally Divorce Your Ex

BROOKLYN, New York. If you’re going through a breakup or divorce, you may be facing a range of emotions. Divorce is particularly challenging because you may have shared finances, a home, bank accounts, debts, and even children with your ex. However, you may have not considered how technology might play a role in your divorce [...]

By | 2018-02-23T16:37:45+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Gray Divorces: 5 Things You Need to Know

BROOKLYN, New York. A “gray divorce” is a term used to describe a divorce when one of the persons in the marriage and divorce are over age 50. In many cases, these couples have shared full lives together and have even raised children. What are some of the concerns when individuals choose to get divorced [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:59:42+00:00 February 16th, 2018|blog, Family Law|0 Comments

The Elliot Green Law Office Answers Your Top Ten Questions About Child Custody

BROOKLYN, New York. If you are in the process of getting divorced, child custody matters might be among the most difficult decisions you and your family will have to make. There are many factors that must be considered when making a child custody determination. The Elliot Green Law Offices, a child custody lawyer in Brooklyn, [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:36:58+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

The Elliot Green Law Office Answers Your Top Ten Questions About Child Custody

BROOKLYN, New York. If you are in the process of getting divorced, child custody matters might be among the most difficult decisions you and your family will have to make. There are many factors that must be considered when making a child custody determination. The Elliot Green Law Offices, a child custody lawyer in Brooklyn, [...]

By | 2018-02-09T22:28:44+00:00 February 9th, 2018|blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Top Three Divorce Regrets

BROOKLYN, New York. If you are considering getting divorced, it is important to consider all the factors that will go into play during the process. Divorce is not just an emotional decision. It is a financial decision that can impact your assets, your home, and your savings. It is also a legal decision that can [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:05:16+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How To Overcome Divorce Anxiety

BROOKLYN, New York. Facing the unknown can be challenging. Anxiety can be triggered by a number of causes, but one of the main causes of anxiety is fear of the unknown, major life changes, and social isolation. Divorce involves many unknowns. You may have not lived alone for many years. You may have to suddenly [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:20:36+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Millennial Divorce: The Isolating Effects

BROOKLYN, New York. According to the Lily, only 27 percent of millennials are married. Of those who have been married, a scant 3 percent have been divorced. For those who do get divorced, being part of a minority can be challenging. According to the Lily, many women may be getting married for the first time [...]

By | 2018-01-19T20:02:42+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Top 5 Divorce Mistakes

BROOKLYN, New York. Divorce can be one of the most challenging times in anyone’s life. It is understandable to want to get the legal and financial questions answered as soon as possible. However, during the process of getting divorced, individuals sometimes make mistakes. When it comes to mistakes made in divorce, these errors can haunt [...]

By | 2018-01-16T19:01:34+00:00 January 16th, 2018|blog, Family Law|0 Comments

New State Law Will Treat Pet Custody More Like Child Custody Cases

BROOKLYN, New York. During a divorce, former spouses need to consider how they’ll divide assets, debts, and property. If they have children, they’ll have to consider child custody. Every state tends to have clear laws when it comes to division of assets and child custody matters. For example, with child custody, judges are asked to [...]

By | 2018-01-05T20:58:44+00:00 January 5th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Five Tips for When You Disagree with an Ex on Parenting Decisions

BROOKLYN, New York. When you and your ex finalize a child custody agreement, you’ll likely make decisions about where the children will live, how holidays will be spent, and how much child support will be paid. Every parenting plan during a child custody agreement will differ depending on your child’s needs, your needs, and other [...]

By | 2017-12-26T17:30:31+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Bitcoin?

BROOKLYN, New York. Bitcoin has been in the news lately thanks to its recent increase in value. The New York Times has written about how Bitcoins are now worth more than $10,000, with the latest estimate putting a single Bitcoin valued at $15,000. For those who purchased Bitcoins for only hundreds of dollars in the [...]

By | 2017-12-15T17:01:52+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How Divorcing an Addicted Spouse Can Save Your Life—and Theirs

BROOKLYN, New York. When it comes to marriage, there are a few big deal breakers. Infidelity and addiction are two of the big ones. Individuals who are married to an addicted spouse struggle with some of the same issues that the addicted spouse wrestles with. If the addicted partner spends the couple’s money, both parties [...]

By | 2017-12-08T19:35:40+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

The Changing Face of Marriage in America

BROOKLYN, New York. According to the Atlantic, in 2010, just 20 percent of people between the ages of 18-29 year olds were married. Why? Marriage is changing. Younger married couples don’t ascribe to the same gender roles older married couples may have followed. The Atlantic claims that college educated women and men are transforming marriage [...]

By | 2017-12-01T19:56:53+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Non-Disclosure Agreements and Divorce: What You Need to Know

BROOKLYN, New York. Divorce can sometimes bring the worst of our dirty laundry to light. If you cheated on your partner, if you suffered from an addiction that ruined holidays, or if you performed any other indiscretion during the course of your marriage, all of this could possibly come to light should you take your [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:51:46+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Is Domestic Violence a Predictor of Mass Shootings?

BROOKLYN, New York. The Washington Post reports that if you look at the major instances of mass shootings that have taken place in America over the years, most of the shooters have some history of domestic violence. For example, after 26 people were shot in a mass shooting in Texas, it was later learned that [...]

By | 2017-11-17T19:35:14+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Abuse, Addiction, and Affairs: When Divorce Keeps You Safe

BROOKLYN, New York. While there is a great deal of literature out there on how you can save your marriage, and while more couples are looking to marriage counseling before choosing to divorce, there still remain situations where divorce may be the best option for all involved. For example, if you fear for your own [...]

By | 2017-11-13T16:28:10+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

When Annulment Makes More Sense Than Divorce

BROOKLYN, New York. If you are considering divorce in Brooklyn, New York, you may be learning about all the ways you can get divorced. There is no-fault divorce, fault divorce, or annulment. While most divorcing couples will seek either a no-fault divorce or a fault divorce, in some unique situations, an annulment may be the [...]

By | 2017-11-09T21:21:53+00:00 November 9th, 2017|blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Are Divorce Law Robots on the Horizon?

BROOKLYN, New York. When a 19-year old tech wunderkind’s chat bot went viral, some claimed that it had the potential to change the legal landscape forever. According to TechCrunch, the chat bot offers automated answers to common legal questions. Currently, the bot can help people fill out maternity leave forms, dispute a parking ticket, and [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:18:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How the #MeToo Movement Can Empower Domestic Violence Victims

BROOKLYN, New York. When the actress Alyssa Milano asked women on the internet to respond with the hashtag #metoo if they had been sexually assaulted or harassed, it opened the floodgates. Tens of thousands of women responded with the hashtag, raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment. According to Health.com, the most [...]

By | 2017-10-20T21:00:53+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Keeping the Kids Out of Your Divorce

BROOKLYN, New York. Divorce can be one of the toughest things a family can go through together. The divorce process can be complex. You and your ex might have to make decisions about splitting bank accounts, debts, and make choices about how assets will be split. One of the most difficult decisions that arises during [...]

By | 2017-10-13T21:02:20+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Seeking Sole Custody When One Parent is an Alcoholic or Addict

BROOKLYN, New York. During a child custody battle, the courts will generally rule in favor of the best interests of the child. In most instances, the courts will promote a child custody arrangement that will allow the child to have a relationship with both parents. However, if one parent suffers from alcoholism or drug addiction, [...]

By | 2017-10-06T20:34:00+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How Financial Strain Can Lead to Divorce

BROOKLYN, New York. According to CNBC, one of the leading causes of strife and stress in a relationship are financial difficulties. This doesn’t necessarily mean that struggling to pay the bills means the end of your marriage. Many divorces stemming from financial stress can be traced back to differing views about how to spend and [...]

By | 2017-09-26T20:42:18+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Divorce and Your Mental Health

BROOKLYN, New York. Divorce can have a major impact on your whole family’s mental health. Adults and children alike may suffer from additional stress and emotional distress. According to the Cleveland Clinic, some signs of emotional distress include: lack of energy, difficulty making decisions, changes in sleep, feeling more emotional, and increased use of drugs [...]

By | 2017-09-15T19:25:24+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Infidelity and Divorce

BROOKLYN, New York. According to a psychologist writing for the Atlantic, infidelity, for the betrayed carries with it all the symptoms of trauma. Those who have been betrayed might experience some of the markers of trauma, including hypervigilance, numbness, anger, panic, and obsessive thinking about the trauma. While the pain of betrayal is real and [...]

By | 2017-09-14T20:07:00+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Do Natural Disasters Increase Your Risk of Domestic Violence?

BROOKLYN, New York. The country has watched with concern as Hurricane Harvey has battered Houston and as Hurricane Irma threatens Florida. After a natural disaster, first on many people’s minds is home repair and rebuilding. Yet, the silent victims of natural disasters may not always get headlines. Research has shown that natural disasters can increase [...]

By | 2017-09-14T19:02:06+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How Poverty Impacts Child Custody

BROOKLYN, New York. The New York Times has recently reported on how New York’s Administration for Children’s Services has systemically failed poor single parents. Rather than providing poor single parents with the assistance they often desperately need, the Administration for Children’s Services will sometimes take children away, putting them in foster care. In fact, where [...]

By | 2017-09-14T19:01:52+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Divorce and Your Money: What You Need to Know

BROOKLYN, New York. Separating from your partner is a highly personal decision. For many, it is the toughest they will ever have to make. However, divorce is not just a personal decision, but also a legal process that can affect everything from your child custody to your finances. If you are getting divorced, it is [...]

By | 2017-09-05T19:57:35+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Articles, blog|0 Comments

Help! My Ex is Spending all Our Money on His New Girlfriend

BROOKLYN, New York. Divorce is hard enough. It’s even harder if you learn that your partner is leaving you for another woman or man. Yet, if your marriage is ending due to a straying partner, you may want to consider the potential financial implications involved. For instance, if your ex is spending your shared money [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Articles, blog|0 Comments

Can My Online Activity Affect My Custody Case?

Divorce lawyers have seen an increase in the number of clients who gather evidence for their case from their spouse’s social media profiles. In some instances, social media itself is the cause of divorce; in fact, according to ABC News, 33 percent of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word “Facebook.” […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

4 Costly Mistakes to Avoid during Divorce

Divorce proceedings can take a serious toll on both your emotional well-being and your wallet. Forbes reminds readers that people who divorce earlier in life have more time to recoup their financial losses, but individuals who separate much later may never be able to regain their footing entirely and retire comfortably. […]

By | 2018-02-08T18:50:23+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How Should I Ask My Future Spouse to Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

CNBC reports that there has been a fivefold increase in the number of couples who signed a prenuptial agreement over the past two decades. From pursuing ambitious entrepreneurial endeavors to paying down hefty student loan debt, there are countless reasons why so many couples are now drafting prenups before saying “I do.” […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 March 29th, 2017|blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Is the Difference between Spousal Support and Spousal Maintenance?

Spouses have an obligation to take care of each other financially, and this obligation does not necessarily end after the divorce. There are various kinds of financial support that the courts can order one spouse to pay the other, and the laws regulating this support vary by state. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Is the New York Enoch Arden Law?

On average, 90,000 people are missing in the United States at any given time. People go missing for all sorts of reasons, and many of them are married at the time of their disappearance. But what happens if their loved ones never find them? Is it possible to pursue a divorce when one spouse is [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Articles, blog|0 Comments

How Can I Adjust to Life after Divorce?

Divorce is hard for everyone involved, and even amicable separations are emotionally draining at times. When you get used to having people around and then they are suddenly no longer as accessible as they once were, it takes some time to adjust. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Who Gets the Dog? Brooklyn Family Lawyer Discusses Pet Custody

Divorce can be devastating, even if it is the right decision for you and your spouse. Major life transitions are always challenging, and the thought of losing your pet on top of everything else might be too much to bear. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Can I Include Intellectual Property in a Prenuptial Agreement?

A 2016 survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers revealed an increase in the number of people in the millennial age bracket seeking prenuptial agreements. The lawyers who participated in the survey claimed they had seen a spike in the number of clients ages 18 to 35 seeking such agreements in the past three [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Do You Know These 5 Signs That Indicate Your Marriage Is Heading for Divorce?

Every marriage has ups and downs, and just because you and your spouse have hit a rut does not necessarily mean that your marriage is on its last leg. However, if you and your partner are no longer spending time together, not supporting each other, or arguing often, then it may be time to consider [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

8 Tips to Help Your Children Cope with Divorce

Divorce can be tough on kids. According to Medscape, children whose parents have separated often show signs of behavioral problems long after the event such as antisocial habits, anxiety and depression. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How to Plan a Safe Divorce from an Abusive Partner

Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray, and commissioner of the New York Police Department James P. O’Neill are hard at work drawing up a comprehensive strategy to combat the city’s recent rise in domestic violence homicides. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments
 

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