20573037The New York Law Journal this week reported a Brooklyn appeals court decision finding that a father, who had been prevented from seeing his son by the child’sRead More
Does Marriage in New York State Hinge on a License?
In a recent New York Supreme Court decision, Justice Matthew Cooper cited the case Ponosovskaya v Stecklow calling New York Domestic Relations Law § 25 a “forgotten relic”Read More
New York State Alimony Laws in Flux
Governor Cuomo’s administration is currently reviewing a bill recently passed in the state Senate that would create major changes to New York’s current alimony laws. The current legislationRead More
Best practice tips for divorce in 2015
As we close the book on 2014, I find it helpful to evaluate the preceding year for trends that may ultimately impact our firm since historically, January isRead More
New York news headlines for the last week have highlighted the tragic case of Thaiya Spruill-Smith, a 2-year-old little girl on life support waiting for the court toRead More
Is it OK if your husband is your mother’s half-brother?
The state Court of Appeals recently ruled that it is. The recent decision in Nguyen v. Holder centered on the validity of a marriage of a half-uncle toRead More
Court Rules that Attorneys and Parents Can Now Access Underlying Materials in Child Custody Case Forensic Reports
Attorneys are applauding a recent decision out of Nassau County Supreme Court allowing parties to access to the entire file of a court-appointed forensic evaluator in a childRead More
How Parenting Style Determines Custody
As seasoned Family Law attorneys, we know all too well that emotionally charged divorce proceedings and impending custody battles can easily bring out the worst in parents. AsRead More
Spanking: Actionable Abuse or Discipline?
For parents around the world, physical discipline has long been an oft debated topic. Some parents believe that spanking, for example, is a necessary tool in the disciplinaryRead More