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  • Can I change my sons name to his stepdads?

    “Can I change my sons name to his step dad’s?

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  • Should I get a court order for custody?

    As a Family and Divorce Attorney this is a very common question: should I get a court order for custody?

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  • I want my husband or wife to leave! What do I do?

    I want my husband to leave my apartment for good. We don’t get along at all and its always fighting around the kids. Its been going on for years. I really want him to leave, I don’t care for him at

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  • How much will a Contested Custody or Divorce case cost me?

    I get this question a lot & of course the answer depends on how extensive the litigation gets. The more I have to do, the more the client gets billed. But some guidelines on the expected costs are p

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  • We still live together - how is child custody handled?

    Many people contemplate divorce, but are still living in the same household with their minor children. The question then becomes - how is custody handled? De Facto Agreement One way to resolve the is

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  • What are the Factors Considered in a Divorce on Property/Asset Issues

    NY has statutory factors that the Judge must consider in dividing marital assets, debts & property. Statutory Factors The statutory factors pursuant to Domestic Relations Law 236 are: (1) the income a

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  • What are the types of "marital property" divisable in a Divorce?

    There are many different types of assets - other than houses & Condos - which are valued & divided in a divorce case. I cite herein to the list as stated in the treatise "NY Law of Domestic Relations

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  • What Factors are Considered in a Custody Relocation Case?

    Sometimes parties settle on custody, but then 1 parent wishes to move with the child or children out-of-state. Relocation should be done in Court Preliminarily, the parties are always free to settle o

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  • How to divide equity in a house during a divorce

    With the increasing cost of housing, many intact couples do not find they have a ton of money left over after paying their mortgage as well as their basic living expenses. When those same couples spl

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  • Spouse is disabled - how to structure divorce settlement

    Sometimes a spouse is disabled - even in a nursing home, mental facility or rehabilitation center. The question becomes if there are "things to know" regarding how to proceed. Service issues If the i

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