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Closeupfamily-300x200Welcome back to this third installment in our series of Parenting Time bullet point guides. Following on from the other fast-paced guides I’ve produced on this website about divorce and child custody, this particular handbook will cover everything you need to know about visitation rights, and the decisions that need to be made about parenting time for a child’s future.

So far, we’ve addressed topics like parental relationships, same-sex couples, the rights of stepparents and more. Today, we’re going to be examining when it might be appropriate for joint legal custody to be with the parents, and what that means for visitation schedules.

We’ll also be looking at the actions of parent coordinators in the legal landscape, and how they can help with things like making parenting time decisions. Continue reading ›

ParentsJeansKids-300x200Welcome back to another addition in our series of Parenting Time bullet point guides. These guides aim to give you a quick and easy insight into some of the most important parts of parenting time, visitation, and accompanying concepts in family law.

For today’s segment, we’ll be looking at the issues that may arise when someone not classed a “traditional” parent might seek visitation time opportunities. Specifically, we’ll be exploring concepts like same-sex couples, biological strangers, and the rights of stepparents.

As always, there are plenty of additional blogs and articles on my website if you find yourself in need of more guidance. Continue reading ›

Piggy-back-200x300There are many complicated components of family law to be aware of when you’re pursuing a divorce or separation, from equitable distribution to spousal and child support. For many parents and families whether never married or going through a divorce the biggest worry of all will be around the decisions that must be made regarding parenting time, and visitation schedules.

Most every parent wants to ensure they have enough time with their child, to do their part in raising that youngster to adulthood. Following on from my serious of bullet point guides about divorce, child support, and orders of protection, I’ve decided to create this guide to parenting time to help anyone in search of quick and easy information about parenting time issues.

In this segment of the guide, we’ll be taking a look at visitation schedules, and how they can vary drastically from one family to the next. Continue reading ›

Couple-Staring-300x200Welcome back to this series of bullet point guides on the topic of “Orders of Protection”. In this bullet point guide, I’m aiming to provide you with some useful information that may be helpful when making decisions about your Order of Protection case.

Today’s segment of the bullet point guide series examines what happens when someone needs to be removed from a home as part of an order of protection case. We’ll also be looking at how immediate hearings might be necessary in these cases, and why this is crucial. Continue reading ›

Couplechildfight-300x200Welcome back to another issue of our Order of Protection series. This series of bullet point guides aims to tell you different tidbits to know about orders of protection, and how they can affect your life when dealing with family as defined in the law which could be blood relatives or people that are or have been involved in intimate relationships. In the past couple bullet guides, we’ve discussed things like temporary orders of protection, and how important orders of protection can be in custody orders.

Today, we’re once again looking at the affects that orders of protection can have on children. In this part of our Order of Protection series, we’re specifically addressing testimonies made by children in order of protection or family offense cases.

If you have any questions about the issues addressed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office to schedule your initial consultation (up to the first thirty minutes is free) or read through some of our other blogs for additional guidance. Continue reading ›

Finger-Pointing-300x200Welcome back to another issue in our family law Order of Protection Series. This guide follows the similar guides I’ve created in the past for child custody and equitable distribution. If you’d like to learn more about custody, orders of protection, and the other issues mentioned here, you can find more blogs here and pages on my website.

Orders of protection can be a complex part of family law. Though they’re similar in some ways to restraining orders, these orders don’t necessarily lead to the same legal actions. Although, orders of protection do require the person in question to avoid certain activities.

This guide aims to make complex concepts easier to understand in family law. For instance, in this segment, we’ll be talking about custody orders, and how long orders of protection might last when issued by the family court. Continue reading ›

Baby-Steps-300x195It’s no secret that dealing with issues of family law is tough. Whether you and your ex-partner agree that you’re better off apart or not, separating the lives of two married people or two parents, unmarried or married, can be complicated. The process becomes even more complex when children are involved.

When spouses or parents share a child or children, there are various additional decisions to be made about custody, parenting time, and child support. This bullet point guide aims to answer some more of the questions you may have about child support.

Throughout the course of this most recent blog series, we’ve discussed many aspects of child support and family law. In this edition, we’ll be looking at the circumstances under which a child support order can be modified, and whether the family court can deal with child support at the same time as a divorce. Continue reading ›

All aspects of family law have their challenges to consider.Couple-Counter-300x200

Even amicable divorces that revolve around mediation can be uncomfortable and emotionally draining for the people involved. But issues often become a lot more complex when the focus shifts to the children involved in a divorce between two parents.

We know that parents in New York and various parts of the USA are deemed responsible for caring for the child, both emotionally, and financially, until they reach the age of adulthood. However, when two parents separate, it’s often difficult to determine how each parent should be expected to deliver their fair share of this “support”.

In our Child Support Bullet series, we’re tackling some of the most common issues raised in child support cases. Today, we’ll be looking at unmarried parents, mediation, and child support expectations for non-relative guardians. Continue reading ›

Kitchenfeeding-300x200Welcome back to this bullet point guide series on child support.

If you’ve been reading through these quick articles on my blog, you’ll know that I’m curating information from the articles elsewhere on my blog from over the years, to provide an easy way to find answers to your child support and family law questions.

In this guide on child support so far, we’ve covered a wide number of issues, ranging from when it’s appropriate to expect to pay support beyond the guideline limits in New York, and what it means to apply equitable estoppel in paternity cases to prevent a DNA test.

In this section, we’ll be looking at the complexities of deciding which parent should have the right to claim a child as a dependent in a child support case. We’ll also address remarriages, and the impact they might have on a child support order. Continue reading ›

ParentsJeansKids-300x200All aspects of family law can be complicated.

Divorce, even when it’s decided upon mutually by a couple, is a complex process that involves separating two deeply connected lives. In many cases, divorce doesn’t just affect the spouses involved, but the children that came from the marriage too.

When children are involved in a family law case, the number of issues to be addressed increases significantly. Not only do you need to consider equitable distribution, and spousal maintenance, but you may need to consider child custody and child support too.

This bullet point guide on child support aims to address some of the issues that parties encounter during a divorce and child support case. In this segment, we’ll be looking at what happens when a child support order is violated, and when orders can be modified. Continue reading ›

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