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Child Custody and Relocation

Child Custody and Relocation

As in the case of Tropea v. Tropea, the issue of Child Custody Relocation will be determined by a Judge in Family Court. Requests for relocation when child custody is at stake are reviewed on a case by case basis. The court will take many factors…

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Retirement Pay Question Answered by Supreme Court

Retirement Pay Question Answered by Supreme Court

A recent Supreme Court decision considered the complications in divorce cases and dividing assets that couples acquire during their marriage. Retirement savings are one of the largest and most valuable assets to be considered during a divorce, such as 401(k) and pension plans. In May, the…

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Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation

Erasing Family is an International film, currently in production as a follow-up to the influential documentary, Erasing Dads. The original movie helped to expose a significant problem in Argentina, that of fathers being erased from the lives of their children by the court system. Unfortunately,…

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Grandparent Visitation Rights

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Are you concerned about Grandparent Visitation Rights? If you have been separated from your grandchildren you are probably experiencing a sense of loss and wondering if you have any options. In the state of New York, grandparents can legally request court-ordered visitation if they meet…

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How Does the Court Determine Child Support?

How Does the Court Determine Child Support?

In many cases, determining child support is simple. If the income of both parties is known, it is straight- forward, as long as the parents’ incomes are not in dispute. If the parents together earn less than $145,000.00 per year, the basic child support (the portion…

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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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