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Divorce and Social Media Pitfalls

When marriages deteriorate and relationships end, it is common for people to move on to new relationships and reconnect with old classmates and friends. Many people will visit online dating sites or ...
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What Are the Penalties for Non-Payment of Child Support?

Authored by: Eyal Talassazan, Esq. Child support payments are considered sacred in the State of New York and the failure to pay can lead to drastic measures being taken against the non custodial ...
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Basic Child Support Obligations in New York State

Authored by: Samantha Tomey, JD Under New York family law, the age of legal majority (a/k/a "emancipation") differs depending on the issue at hand. For purposes of child custody and ...
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The Power of Positive Intent in Marriage & Divorce

Authored by: Donna Martini Marriage is about love and addition. Ending it is about sorrow and subtraction. Going in, many couples have God, a priest or rabbi, and a spiritual and emotional doctrine ...
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Special Legal Arrangements A Must for Divorcing Parents with Special Needs Children

Authored by: Samantha Tomey, JD Due to significant stresses on parents of special needs children, statistics show that these couples are more likely to divorce than others. Divorces involving special ...
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How is a Child Custody Order Modified?

Authored by: Randall Malone A child custody order can only be modified by another court order. Until a superseding order is issued by the court, the original order is in effect even if the child has ...
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What is a Temporary Support Order?

Authored by: Lauren Chartan, Esq. A Temporary Support Order, or pendente lite maintenance, is a financial determination made by the court that requires one spouse to pay the other while a divorce is ...
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Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. Participates in Special Needs Resource Fair

At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C., we are dedicated to serving families. As attorneys, we are committed to fighting for our clients' rights and well-being in court. Outside of the ...
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What Is the Difference Between Marital and Separate Property?

Authored by: Eyal Talassazan, Esq. If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, the property from the marriage will need to be divided. To complete the division process, all items must be ...
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Custody Dispute Ends in Child's Death

Authored by: Lloyd C. Rosen, Esq. We are once again confronted with the news of a horrible tragedy, involving the death of an innocent child at the hands of a parent. On Sunday December 22, 2013, a ...
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What Are the Percentages of Income for Child Support Required in New York?

Authored by: Lisa M. Gardner, Esq. Generally, in New York, child support is paid to the parent who has physical custody of the child(ren). Child support in New York is governed by a section of ...
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Child Custody: Rights of Parents vs. Children's Best Interests

Authored by: Samantha Tomey, J.D. In recent years, New York family law has evolved significantly in favor of joint physical custody with an emphasis on prioritizing a more equal division of parenting ...
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Bullying in the Workplace On & Off the Playing Field

Authored by: Lauren Chartan, Esq. Gradually, our collective conscious has been raised regarding the proliferation and effects that bullying has and continues to have in our society. We have become ...
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Do I Give Up Any Rights by Choosing Mediation?

Authored by: Jordan E. Trager, Esq. Usually during the course of the mediation process the parties come to an understanding with the mediator as to their wishes regarding their children and their ...
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When Does My Child Support End?

Authored by: Lisa M. Gardner, Esq. Child support in New York is governed by a section of Domestic Relations Law commonly referred to as the “Child Support Standards Act” or ...
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Bode Miller v. Sara McKenna: The Child Custody Law Behind Recent Headlines

Authored by Randall Malone, Esq. Gold-medalist skier Bode Miller has been regularly appearing in tabloids since September, when a California court awarded Mr. Miller, a California resident, temporary ...
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Attorney Jacqueline Harounian Participates in Special Edition of Hilary Topper On Air

Last Thursday, October 31 st, Attorney Jacqueline Harounian joined Hilary Topper on air to discuss her professional methods of negotiation. As an experienced divorce attorney who has worked in the ...
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In a Divorce, Am I Entitled to Anything If I Helped My Spouse Through Medical School?

Authored by: Randall Malone, Esq. For divorces in New York State, the property to be equitably divided between the spouses includes not only bank accounts, pensions, and real estate, but also a ...
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Are We Good Candidates for Divorce Mediation?

Authored By: Jordan Trager, Esq. Mediation allows parties to resolve their marital dispute outside of the traditional courtroom setting. In mediation, both parties work together to identify problems ...
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Appellate Division Rules that Family Court Got it Wrong in Foster Parent Custody Case

Authored By: Lisa Gardner, Esq. Recently, our firm succeeded in convincing the Appellate Division Second Department that the Family Court got it wrong when it awarded custody of a four-year old girl ...
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Mediation, Divorce and Splitting Up the Twins

Authored By: Jordan Trager, Esq. A same-sex male couple has decided to split their infant twin children as part of their custody arrangement. The twins were conceived using two embryos, each with the ...
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New Jersey Judge Declares Civil Unions are Not Equal to Marriage

Authored By: Jordan Trager, Esq. New Jersey’s civil union law, which was meant to grant same-sex couples equal rights, was recently struck down by a New Jersey state court judge following the ...
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What is Constructive Emancipation and How Can This Lead to the Immediate Termination of My Child Support Obligation?

Authored By: Eyal Talassazan, Esq. In New York, a parent's duty to provide financial support to his or her child is reciprocal with the child's obligation to visit with the parent and obey ...
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Mom's Night Out

What do you get when you fill a room with a group of moms in various stages of divorce, professionals who genuinely care, great food, and a wonderful wine tasting selection? A successful evening where ...
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Can a Court Override My Pre-Nup in a Divorce?

If a prenuptial agreement is challenged in a divorce, the Court may decide not to follow the entire prenuptial agreement, or some of its provisions, for a variety of reasons. Generally, the Court may ...
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