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 | 2017-08-31T15:56:18+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

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

What Charges Will I Face for Violating an Order of Protection in New York?

New York has a major domestic violence problem. New York City police responded to 284,660 domestic violence incidents in 2013 alone, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Police just outside the city responded to another 187,710 cases. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Factors Define the Best Interests of a Child in New York Divorce Cases?

In a very real way, each divorce case is as unique as the people involved. As a result, there is no one-size-fits-all child custody arrangement. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

7 Grounds for Divorce in New York: A Quick Guide

There are many reasons why a married couple might decide to call it quits. Financial disagreements, adultery, a lack of intimacy – with so many possible challenges, it’s no surprise that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Is Domestic Violence Grounds for Divorce in New York?

Domestic violence is more common than many people realize. The World Health Organization reports that 35 percent of women worldwide experience some form of abuse at the hands of their intimate partners. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Are the Benefits of Getting an Order of Protection?

Most couples fight at least a few times over the course of their relationship – but there is a difference between a healthy, heated argument every now and then and vicious, repeated patterns of spousal abuse. Domestic violence takes many forms, from verbal intimidation to physical assault, and recent statistics show it’s a lot more [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Is a Postnuptial Agreement – and Should I Get One? Brooklyn Family Lawyer Insights

There are countless reasons why a couple might choose to part ways – from infidelity to a lack of communication. However, the most common cause of divorce is financial disagreements. More than 90 percent of people get married before age 50, but nearly half of them get divorced, according to research by the American Psychological [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:19+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Factors Will the Court Consider When Dividing Assets in New York? Brooklyn Family Lawyer Explains

During the course of any marriage, each spouse will collect a range of property – and a divorce, no matter how difficult or painful, doesn’t make that property any less yours. This is why it is so important that you understand the legal implications of your separation, or you might lose out on your most [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:20+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

How Can an Integrated Domestic Violence Court Help Your Case? Queens Family Lawyer Explains

Many people who are going through divorce or a child custody dispute have come across the concept of an integrated domestic violence court – and most of them are left wondering, “What on earth is that?” In simple terms, it’s a legal mechanism designed to help the millions of women and children affected by domestic [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:20+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Factors Influence Child Custody Rulings in New York? Staten Island Family Lawyer Sheds Some Light on the Law

Getting a divorce is an emotional process, fraught with tension, anxiety and a multitude of complex legal regulations. And if you think all of this is tough on the spouses looking to separate, spare a thought for the children. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:24+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

5 Ways Children Can Benefit from Divorce – Brooklyn Child Custody Lawyer Insights

Divorce is never a pleasant experience – especially for children, who often feel helpless, anxious and depressed during the proceedings. However, contrary to popular belief, divorce can actually have positive effects on children. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:25+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Are Grounds for Divorce in New York? Brooklyn Divorce Attorney Explains

Once you have determined that you are eligible for divorce in New York, you will need to establish grounds for divorce. As WomensLaw.org explains, grounds are legally acceptable reasons to file for a divorce, and these vary from state to state. In the state of New York, there are both fault and no-fault grounds for [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

5 Tips for Staying Mature during Your Divorce – Advice from a Staten Island Child Support Lawyer

The divorce process is often messy and uncivil. However, you may be able to minimize the conflict and remain amicable if you take a mature approach to ending your marriage. This not only could prevent stress, but finding common ground with your ex may also prevent unnecessary and expensive litigation. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Queens Family Lawyer Discusses 5 Benefits of Ending an Unhealthy Marriage

Choosing to get divorced is never easy. It comes with a long list of life-changing considerations. Where will you live? How will you divide assets? Will you or your ex pay spousal maintenance? […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Is Your Ex Badmouthing You in Front of the Kids? 4 Tips from a Brooklyn Child Custody Lawyer

The challenges of ending a marriage often outlive the divorce proceedings – especially when a couple has children. Developing a parenting plan and coordinating schedules can be exhausting. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

13 Common Challenges for Newly Divorced Parents – Insights from a Staten Island Child Custody Attorney

Single-parent households are more common in the United States than many people realize. In fact, they account for nearly one-third of all households, according to the Child Development Institute. There are several reasons why there are so many single-parent households, including death and abandonment, but one of the most common reasons is divorce. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

What Is an Integrated Domestic Violence Court? 4 FAQs from a Brooklyn Divorce Attorney

Domestic violence is a widespread problem. Approximately 20 people experience physical abuse from an intimate partner every minute in the United States, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This means more than 10 million women and men suffer abuse in this country every year. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Articles, blog|0 Comments

How Can You Keep the Peace during Divorce? 4 Tips from a Queens Family Lawyer

There are many reasons why spouses file for divorce. Unfortunately, marriages often end with conflict. Although it may seem impossible to be civil toward your ex, behaving pugnaciously could threaten your personal or financial interests. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

5 Common Misconceptions about Divorce in New York – Brooklyn Child Custody Attorney Insights

Divorce is never easy, but learning about the process can help you avoid unnecessary stress. A myriad of misconceptions circulate about divorce, and they cause people to make mistakes that compromise their personal or financial interests. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:26+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments

Worried about Divorce? Queens Family Lawyer Discusses 5 Possible Benefits of Ending a Failed Marriage

It is almost impossible to see divorce as a positive experience. Relocating to a new home, dividing assets, negotiating spousal maintenance, and other tasks can overwhelm even the most stoic divorcees. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:27+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Articles, blog|0 Comments

5 Topics to Discuss with a Prospective Divorce Attorney in Brooklyn

Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, according to the American Psychological Association. Though common, divorce can be a legally complex process, and a seemingly small mistake could threaten your personal or financial well-being. […]

By | 2017-08-31T15:56:27+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Articles, blog, Family Law|0 Comments
 

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