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David Ivan Bliven

White Plains Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. I lost my job - how do I modify child support?

    Written by attorney David Bliven, 13 days ago.

    Especially since the '08 financial crash, many people have lost their job. However, don't assume your child support order will automatically go down. File a Modification Petition In NY, one only gets

  2. What are the immigration consequences for a Divorce?

    Written by attorney David Bliven, 29 days ago.

    Some people get married to sponsor an immigrant so s/he can obtain a green-card. However, when one wishes to terminate the marriage later on, there could be consequences. Financial Sponsor The I-130

  3. What's the Difference between Marital property & Separate Property?

    Written by attorney David Bliven, 3 months ago.

    Often a share of significant assets can turn on the precise definition of what constitutes "marital property" versus "separate property." In a nutshell, a non-title-holding spouse gets a share of mar

  4. What factors are considered in awarding Maintenance

    Written by attorney David Bliven, 3 months ago.

    Maintenance in New York is the equivalent of what other state's call "alimony." It's intent is to enable a recipient spouse to get back on his/her "financial feet" after getting a divorce from the mo

  5. What factors are considered for Child Custody?

    Written by attorney David Bliven, 4 months ago.

    The overall standard is the "best interests of the child." Within that standard, the court considers "the totality of the circumstances." That said , there are a number of other specific factors tha

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  6. How does custody affect child support?

    Written by attorney David Bliven, 4 months ago.

    If you haven't yet separated from your spouse but are contemplating divorce, you may wish to consider the ramifications of shared custody on child support. Shared Custody Generally, full guidelines ch

  7. Can I get full custody if spouse doesn't pay?

    Video posted by attorney David Bliven, 4 months ago.

    “Can a mother get full custody of a baby if the father doesn’t pay child support or have an appropriate place for a child to live?”

  8. File for divorce now - or pay off debts first?

    Written by attorney David Bliven, 7 months ago.

    Sometimes it makes better sense to pay off one's debts prior to filing for divorce. Assets all in 1 person's name, debts substantial If you own a house, and that house was bought during the marriage,

  9. How do I file for divorce?

    Video posted by attorney David Bliven, 8 months ago.

    Brief explanation of procedure.

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  10. Is there a simplified process for getting a divorce?

    Video posted by attorney David Bliven, 8 months ago.

    Brief explanation of the process.

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