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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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5 Tips on Preparing for a Divorce

5 Tips on Preparing for a Divorce

If your marriage is about to end, here are five tips on what to do next and how to minimize the emotional and financial toll through the divorce process. Ensure that your financials are manageable. If you share a joint account with fixed expenses of…

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How to Fight a Child Services “Indicated” Report

How to Fight a Child Services “Indicated” Report

Your next steps to fighting an “Indicated” report from Child Protective Services are critical. Child protective services investigations are frightening and humiliating. It adds insult to injury when, after an investigation, you get a letter saying that the report was “indicated.” This means that child protective…

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Divorce Mediation – A Smart Plan

Divorce Mediation – A Smart Plan

Divorce Mediation allows separating and divorcing couples to meet in a less-stressful environment than a courtroom. A mediator is a trained and neutral party who will guide you and your soon-to-be ex through the process of reaching a fair agreement. Mediation is a smart plan…

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What you should do if a child caseworker knocks on your door

What you should do if a child caseworker knocks on your door

As a family law attorney, I represent people facing child protective services investigations, and often receive calls from people asking what they should do when a caseworker knocks on the door. Here are answers to the most 5 common questions about child protective services and…

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Child Support Basics for a Self-Employed Parent

Child Support Basics for a Self-Employed Parent

Many parents today are self employed. The child support payment process is governed by state law and the judge or support magistrate will decide how much the non-custodial parent has to pay in child support. “Child support is calculated on the parent’s adjusted gross income,” said Family Law Attorney…

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