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Fathers’ Rights and Child Custody

Fathers’ Rights and Child Custody

Fathers’ Rights are important. As a father, you have an equal right to seek custody of your children.  In custody cases, whether part of a divorce or not, the mother does not get automatic custody preference in a court of law. The Court will consider…

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Same Sex Couples & Child Custody

Same Sex Couples & Child Custody

On August 30, 2016, the New York State Court of Appeals fundamentally changed the dynamic of family law concerning same-sex couples and child custody.  Until that day, a non-biological parent from a same-sex relationship who did not adopt the child had no standing to seek…

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New York Legal Separation Agreement

New York Legal Separation Agreement

“Choosing to divorce or remain in a marriage is a difficult decision that requires time for careful thought,” says attorney Joe Nivin. “Sometimes married couples will choose to live apart before deciding 
to make such a big life altering change.” In the state of New…

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Child Support For Private School After Divorce

Child Support For Private School After Divorce

The following article was written by Joseph H Nivin, Esq., from the Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin for NY Metro Parents.  Every parent wants his or her child to receive the best possible opportunities. Many families do not believe that their children will achieve their…

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The Nia Guzman-Chris Brown Child Support Case – Lesson One: Do Not Brag About Your New Ferraris When Someone Is After You For Child Support.

The Nia Guzman-Chris Brown Child Support Case – Lesson One: Do Not Brag About Your New Ferraris When Someone Is After You For Child Support.

Nia Guzman is suing Chris Brown for more child support. “Nia is absurd. She’s been living in California for months and has established residency there just so she could take Chris to court in LA for more child support! The case is already in effect and Nia…

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Your Custody Case, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Your Custody Case, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

As you may have heard, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have reached a divorce settlement. The settlement includes the following: (1) Stefani will keep more of the assets, (2) no child support, and (3) shared custody of the couple’s two children.  The newspaper article above…

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Paid child support for a college student? Receive a credit for money spent on room and board.

Paid child support for a college student? Receive a credit for money spent on room and board.

In the Matter of Marina B. Brandt, appellant, v Robert A. Peirce, respondent.   D’Agostino Law Office, P.C., Pleasantville, N.Y. (Joseph Rizzo of counsel), for appellant. Daniel Lawrence Pagano, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for respondent.   DECISION & ORDER Appeal from an order of the Family…

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Decreased Visitation Does Not Mean Increased Child Support

Decreased Visitation Does Not Mean Increased Child Support

Casler v Casler 2015 NY Slip Op 06653 Decided on August 26, 2015 Appellate Division, Second Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports….

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In a divorce matter where the marital residence is at issue…

In a divorce matter where the marital residence is at issue…

In a divorce matter where the marital residence is at issue, the Court should give the parties the option of retaining exclusive occupancy of the residence upon payment of the marital debts, within a reasonable amount of time,” says attorney Joseph H. Nivin. SUPREME COURT…

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Is Relocation Good For The Children?

Is Relocation Good For The Children?

2013-06224 DECISION & ORDER In the Matter of Lisa Christy, appellant, v Brian Christy, respondent. (Docket Nos. V-14614-12, V-14615-12, V-14616-12) Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., Melville, N.Y. (Katherine M. Saciolo of counsel), for appellant. Golden Hirschhorn LLP, Garden City, N.Y. (Alan K. Hirschhorn of…

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