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Attorney Jacqueline Harounian Interviewed by Divorce Saloon® International

Our firm is proud to announce that Long Island Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Harounian – a Partner at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. was recently featured on the home page of Divorce ...
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How to Get Sole Custody in New York

Authored by Randall Malone New York courts usually award sole custody to the parent that has been the child's primary caregiver during the years prior to the custody action. However, being the ...
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The Cost of Divorce

Authored by Lauren Chartan The decision to divorce necessarily takes into consideration many factors; one of which is the economic. The cost of a divorce may be impacted by circumstances such as ...
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How to Start a Divorce Case in New York

Authored by: Jordan Trager The first step in getting a divorce is filing a Summons with Notice for a divorce action. Your divorce attorney will prepare your document and then an index card number will ...
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Testifying in Court

Authored by: Eyal Talassazan, Esq. It takes months, and in some cases years, of litigating to get to the final showdown: a trial. Finally, the litigant has his or her opportunity to plead his or her ...
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What Happens if Your Client Fails to Appear for Court?

Authored by: Eyal Talassazan, Esq. In divorce cases pending in Supreme Court, litigants must be present for each and every court appearance, unless the court waives the litigants' appearance. ...
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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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