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Child Visitation-Parenting Time

Child Visitation-Parenting Time

While the hope is always that parents, after a custody and parenting time schedule is agreed upon, that litigation is over, there are times when parents have to return to court to enforce or modify the order. One parent may want to change the schedule. …

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Adoption Private Placement Guide, NY

Adoption Private Placement Guide, NY

There are many benefits of adopting a child and starting or expanding a family. This often is a great time in the lives of many, however emotions aside, there is a process that needs to take place when making decisions for the child.    Here…

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Attorney For The Child (True Stories)

Attorney For The Child (True Stories)

There are several names of lawyers who represent minors in Family Court. Many times they are referred to as a child lawyer or a child advocate lawyer. However, under Family Court Act 241, an attorney for the child (AFC) is a court-appointed attorney who is assigned…

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Restraining Order Next Steps

Restraining Order Next Steps

There are two sides to a restraining order; either you’ve been served or you want to file a restraining order against someone. Here are a few recommendations from an experienced attorney.    You want to file a restraining order. What do I do next? Restraining…

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What Does A Family Lawyer Do?

What Does A Family Lawyer Do?

A lawyer who focuses on family law has experience in issues of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support, parenting plan modifications and relocation. If you’re having family issues that require court involvement, it is highly recommended that you consult with  a…

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Uncontested Divorce – 6 Main Issues

Uncontested Divorce – 6 Main Issues

An uncontested divorce simply means that you and your spouse have come to an agreement regarding the terms of your divorce and prefer not to go to court. However, even during the best of times a Family or Divorce Lawyer is needed to work out…

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How A Child Custody Lawyer Helps Kids

How A Child Custody Lawyer Helps Kids

No two child custody cases are the same as everyones relationships are different. An experienced family lawyer or child custody lawyer will advocate or defend for your child or children’ wishes. A good lawyer will listen and can help your whole family through this emotional…

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Custody vs. Guardianship

Custody vs. Guardianship

Guardianship vs. custody are legal terms that may be used interchangeably. However, there are specific and clear differences between the two. Guardianship: An order of guardianship provides an adult with the legal power to make decisions for another person, usually a minor or an adult…

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You are the Father! NY Paternity Establishment

You are the Father! NY Paternity Establishment

Written by Louise Lingat Paternity establishment is the process for determining the legal father of a child. Every child has a biological father, but if a child is born to parents who are not married, the child does not have a legal father, unless the…

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Enforce Child Support Payments

Enforce Child Support Payments

The amount of child support payments not paid each year is staggering. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 30.7% of child support was not paid in 2015 and 25.8% of non-custodial parents made partial payments. Even with a court order or formal agreement, a parent…

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