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How to Modify Child Custody in New York

How to Modify Child Custody in New York

Custody orders are not meant to remain in place forever with no changes. Courts recognize that your life may change and that, almost certainly, your child’s needs will change as they age. A parenting plan that works for a two-year-old will definitely not work for a 16-year-old. Because of...


Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Talking to Your Child About Divorce

One of the hardest parts of divorce is breaking the news to your children and helping them through the transitions that lie ahead. At a time when you are not certain how you personally are going to survive the divorce process, it can be challenging to support your child.
When to Talk to Your...

How to Track Child Visitation

How to Track Child Visitation

Child custody and visitation is often one of the most hotly contested parts of a divorce. Once you have a temporary order in place, it is important that you carefully detail everything about your parenting plan. Documentation about this can be important evidence in your case. It can help you seek...

Children on the Witness Stand

Children on the Witness Stand

It sounds like something from a movie – young children tearfully taking the witness stand during their parents’ divorce. Most of the time, this is something parents want to avoid whenever possible. But there are situations in which it may become necessary or useful to your case for your...

Private and Boarding School Costs in a Divorce Settlement

Private and Boarding School Costs in a Divorce Settlement

Payment of school tuition, costs, and fees can be a challenging issue to handle in separation and divorce. It is common for parents to disagree about the necessity of private or boarding school education or who is responsible for covering the costs. However, when the family structure changes,...

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Complex Custody Arrangements

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Complex Custody Arrangements

Creating a fair parenting plan for custody of the children of your marriage is of the utmost priority in your divorce. Today, many families include half-siblings and step-siblings. You and your spouse may have children together, and you each may have children from previous relationships. It is also...

Strategies to Win Your Custody Case

Strategies to Win Your Custody Case

There is nothing more emotional in a divorce case than the issue of custody of the children of the marriage. Getting the custody outcome you want takes careful strategizing and planning with your attorney. Convincing the judge that your position about custody is correct requires a two-pronged...

Child Custody and Religion in NYC

Child Custody and Religion in NYC

Child custody is often one of the most hotly contested aspects of a divorce. Parents frequently disagree about where the child should primarily live, whether one parent should have sole decision-making authority, and also about major decisions in the child's life such as education, health care, and...

Why You Should Consider Parallel Parenting in Your Divorce

Why You Should Consider Parallel Parenting in Your Divorce

If your divorce is marked by an intractable high-conflict relationship, it may simply be impossible for you and your spouse to co-parent your children at this point. Instead, a solution called parallel parenting may be the best option for you.
What is Parallel Parenting? Parallel parenting...