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September 2014 Archives

How do you know what you're missing?

When your marriage comes to an end, you hire a legal professional to assist, as the technicalities of New York matrimonial law continues enough complexities to cause problems for experienced attorneys, let alone someone who has never even seen a copy of New York's Domestic Relations Law or the necessary corollary, the CPLR (Civil Practice Law and Rules, the rules of court for civil cases).

Woman arrested for child abduction

In law, there is a concept known as self-help. In general, it is frowned upon by most authorities, if not outright outlawed. Repossessing a vehicle is a well-known example of self-help. Law enforcement tends to dislike such behavior because it intrudes in their function, and often if a breach of the peace occurs, it is possible for the person engaging in self-help to be found guilty of a crime.

Wife moves to invalidate prenuptial in Griffin divorce

In a high net worth divorce, money is likely to be the focus of much of the proceedings. In addition to the complexities that result from significant assets and sophisticated investment instruments, it is likely that the spouse who generates the primary income will have taken steps to protect that wealth in the event of a divorce.

Thriving after a New York divorce -- achieving financial security

How can a New York individual have financial security after a divorce? Some people may have concerns that a divorce could leave them financially unstable and/or strapped with debt that was jointly accumulated. However, when a couple approaches divorce with the goal of post-divorce stability, it is possible that this goal can be reached according to the best interests of each individual.

Divorce and child custody -- Keep the focus on needs of children

New York parents who are considering a divorce are likely concerned about how to keep the individual needs of the children as the primary focus. It can be complicated to divorce when there are children involved, but considering the individual needs of a child can be common ground for both parents. It is beneficial for the children when parents can work together to fully understand what is truly best for all parties before reaching a permanent child custody arrangement.

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