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What is Bigamy?

Bigamy is the act, or intention, of entering into separate marriages with persons that have a living spouse, or entering, or intending, to enter into a marriage when you have a living spouse. The act of bigamy is a class E nonviolent felony and will result in no jail time, but you may […]

What Is Emancipation?

Emancipation is a way in which a minor can be legally recognized as an independent adult. Many refer to emancipation as a “divorce from parents.” Emancipation essentially gives minors the legal right to take full responsibility for their own welfare and decisions. A minor who is looking to become emancipated will face several […]

Social Media During a Divorce

Today, social media has become a part of everyday life, from posting a picture on Facebook to Tweeting about a child’s accomplishment. However, social media not only affects individuals and families on a daily basis, but it can affect your divorce case, so it’s advised that you close out your social media accounts during divorce […]

A Forensic Accountant May Be Helpful in Obtaining the Proper Valuation of Assets in a Divorce

Many individuals going through a divorce often experience issues when it comes to the division of financial assets. During a divorce, marital property such as assets and debts are divided between the two parties. While an attorney can assist in negotiating the division of assets, a forensic accountant may be instrumental in assisting in complicated […]

Increase In Divorce Rate Among Those Over 65

Years ago, divorce was unheard of among older adults. Many individuals who suffered from marital problems that are currently part of the sixty and over generation, lived separate lives but remained married one another. One of the main reasons a pair would remain together, despite his or her differences, was that divorce was not socially […]

Signs That Your Child Needs To Speak With A Therapist About the Divorce

While a divorce is difficult for both spouses, it is even more difficult for children to endure. Even if children are not showing signs of emotion, it is likely that he or she is still experiencing hardship. Some children may cope through anger, while others may cry. Regardless of whether children are exhibiting their emotions, […]

Child Support

Under New York State law, children must be financially supported until they are 21 years old. Regardless of whether or not an individual knows a child personally or lives with them, a parent is required to pay child support under the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) in New York.

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What is an Order of Protection?

An order of protection is a legal document that limits the behavior of an individual. An order of protection may be granted by a court if an individual threatens another individual or to address various types of safety issues. Orders of protection can be issued by a family, criminal, or civil court, however the orders […]

What You Should Know About Child Custody

When it comes to child custody determinations, there are many forms of custody that can be awarded by the court. For instance, there is a difference between legal and physical custody, as well as joint and sole custody of the child. If you are going through a divorce with children, it is important to be […]

Social Media and Divorce: What You Should Know

Nowadays most individuals are active on at least one social media site. A November 2016 study by the Pew Research Center indicates that approximately 68% of all adults use Facebook. When going through a divorce, the social media account of either party can play a major role. Serving as what appears to be an online […]

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