Douglas Shaun Kepanis’s Guides

Douglas Shaun Kepanis

New York Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Presumption of legitimacy and artificial insemination

    Written by attorney Douglas Kepanis, about 1 year ago.

    A New York woman decided, over her husband's vociferous protests, to get artificially inseminated during their marriage. The parties were married in the Mormon faith and their marriage was immediately tumultuous. The wife was physically abusive to her husband. At the same time, s...

  2. Division of Assets

    Written by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    Divorce is not only hard on the heart, but dividing your household in half can be difficult and traumatizing. What are the guidelines when it comes to dividing you and your spouses joint assets? If youre dealing with acontested divorce in New York State, here are some things to k...

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  3. How the NFL lockout of 2011 affected child support

    Written by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    After the hoopla of the Super Bowl died down in February of this year, the attention ofNFLfans turned collectively to the impending lockout. Despite the valiant efforts of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and the owners of the thirty-two (32) teams, the attempts at negotiating...

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  4. Divorce Support Groups

    Written by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    Divorce produces a wide range of emotions. Although some people experience relief and a newfound feeling of freedom, anger, grief and guilt are more common reactions to a failed marriage. A divorce can also leave you without your old support group. Old friends who built their rel...

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  5. Modifying Your Divorce Agreement

    Video posted by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    Changes are a normal part of life. What originally worked in your divorce agreement may no longer work for you due to a substantial and unforeseen change in circumstances. You or your ex-spouse may lose a job, your child's needs may change, or some other substantial change may oc...

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  6. Creative Ideas in Divorce

    Video posted by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    There has been a trend recently (since the recession) of spouses living together after their divorce. Basically, this sets up a win-win for the spouses and the children as the kids remain in the house they grew up in and have both parents still there for them. Typically, the 'vis...

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  7. Same Sex Divorce

    Written by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    Its not just heterosexual couples who struggle with the agony of divorce. With same-sex marriage legal in New York, that also means gay couples are subject to one of the same devastating situations that straight couples are: the reality of divorce. Its never easy when a marriage ...

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  8. Keeping a Family Business Intact During Divorce

    Written by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    How spouses handle a divorce can determine the success or failure of a family business. A family business is often the most valuable asset in a couples estate, and therefore the subject of heated disputes. Family businesses often have emotional as well as financial value to spous...

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  9. Equitable Distribution - Dividing Marital Property

    Video posted by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    If you're considering divorce, you may wonder what will happen to property and assets that you and your spouse have acquired before or during your marriage. Many states follow the principle of equitable distribution. This does not mean equal distribution, but rather fair distribu...

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  10. Child Support and Divorce

    Video posted by attorney Douglas Kepanis, over 1 year ago.

    Child support amounts may be agreed upon by both parents or may be ordered by a judge if parents are unable to reach an agreement. When determined by the court, it's calculated based on a specific formula. Based on a child's unique needs, however, the courts have the discretion t...

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