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  • Divorce After 50

    || 18-May-2017

    In the last few years, more and more couples over 50 are getting divorced. People have begun to refer to it as “gray divorce,” particularly for marriages that are long-lasting. It was documented in the United States as early as the 1980s, but it wasn’t really in the public limelight until 2004, when the AARP released a study on the subject. What makes gray divorce it so different ...
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  • Our client – a mother with residential custody of an 11 year old child – was facing the impending removal of her child from her custody following a trial decision by the Family Court, Suffolk County. If the trial Court's decision was not stayed by the Appellate Division, custody would have transferred from the mother to the father, who had minimal contact with the child in 3 years. ...
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  • The Importance of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

    || 17-May-2016

    In the excitement of getting married, it can be easy to overlook the importance of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Postnuptial and prenuptial agreements are very similar with one noteable difference - postnuptial agreements are signed after entering a marriage, while prenuptial agreements are signed beforehand. Having a discussion with a soon-to-be spouse on what happens to your property ...
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  • Signs It's Time to Change Divorce Lawyers

    || 25-Apr-2016

    Although it’s important to retain proper representation when facing a divorce, you are responsible for the quality of that representation and the impact it has on your case. You want a divorce attorney who is skilled, efficient, knowledgeable, and prepared. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case and some individuals find themselves wanting to switch lawyers mid-case. In this blog, ...
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  • Understanding Child Support Enforcement

    || 4-Feb-2016

    If you are a parent that is struggling with an ex-spouse or co-parent that refuses to uphold their child support responsibilities, you are likely facing significant hardship. Child support rulings are taken very seriously in New York and the court fully recognizes that these payments are essential the proper upbringing and comfort of the children in question. When an ex-spouse avoids or refuses to ...
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  • New Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Signed into Law

    || 29-Sep-2015

    This summer, after years of effort and collaboration with judges and advocates, lawmakers in the New York Senate passed a bill that would provide much-needed reform for the state's alimony laws. Now, as of September 25, 2015, that bill, Bill A-7645-2015, has been signed into law by the governor. According to the memo from the bill's sponsor, some of the key changes to law that will be made ...
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  • Pope Francis Makes Marriage Annulments Easier to Obtain

    || 10-Sep-2015

    In Catholicism, divorce is a significant sin that bars congregants from certain church traditions and, in some cases, even labels them an adulterer. The only way to end a marriage within the faith is through church annulments, which, in years past, have been notoriously difficult and expensive to obtain. This week, however, Pope Francis announced new initiatives that will now make securing an ...
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  • Navigating the Courtroom During Your Divorce

    || 7-Aug-2015

    Those about to go through a divorce procedure in New York will have to appear in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. It is common for clients to have no courtroom experience and feel intimidated at the notion of appearing before the judge and adhering to rules and procedures that they may not be familiar with. While it is likely that it will not have a significant bearing on your case, how ...
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  • New York Senate Approves New Alimony Overhaul Bill

    || 1-Jul-2015

    After years of criticism, New York's alimony laws are now within arm's reach of significant change. Late last month, the New York state Senate passed a bill that would amend how spousal support is calculated during and following a divorce. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the new legislature focuses on two alimony laws that have been wildly unpopular for spouses and matrimonial ...
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

    || 30-Jun-2015

    In a landmark ruling last week, The U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal nationwide. The split 5-4 decision comes following years of hard-fought, state-by-state legalization victories by lawmakers and activists and marks a profound civil rights victory for LGBT communities all over the country. Speaking for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote passionately about the decision ...
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  • Attorney Natasha Meyers Selected as Touro Law Center's "Alumni of the Month"

    || 3-Jun-2015

    The Meyers Law Group, P.C. is very pleased to announce that Attorney Natasha Meyers has been named Touro Law Center's Alumni of the Month for June 2015. Not only was Attorney Meyers an exceptionally active member of Touro Law student community, but continues to stay engaged with the school through its Alumni Association and Alumni Counsel. After receiving her Bacherlors of Art in Political ...
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  • We are proud to announce that Attorney Natasha Meyers has been selected for inclusion in New York Magazine 's " Top Family Law Practitioners 2015." The annual listing features the New York Area's most prestigious and dedicated family law attorneys across the state and beyond. "Families are at the heart of the New York Area’s population," the feature states in its ...
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  • Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation to Hold Dinner Gala

    || 26-Mar-2015

    Attorney Natasha Meyers is excited to announce the annual Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation dinner gala. The wild west-themed event, “Oceans of Hope,” will take place on June 19 at 6:00pm at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation Oceans is a not for profit organization dedicated to the ...
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  • Can Bitcoins Hide Financial Assets?

    || 14-Nov-2014

    When a couple chooses to get a divorce, they will find themselves searching their homes and computers for complete documentation of their property and assets. The court requires that you disclose all of this information in order to determine a fair divorce settlement for both of the parties in the divorce. However some people will still try to hide assets from a spouse in order to keep more for ...
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  • How to Change a Child Support Order

    || 10-Nov-2014

    When child custody and visitation are determined, part of the court order may require one parent to pay child support to the other parent. Child support is money given to one parent in order to help pay for the living and educational expenses of a child until they reach the age of 21. A child support agreement is approved or determined by the court and any changes to this agreement must be done ...
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  • Attorney-Client Confidentiality

    || 6-Nov-2014

    It is commonly thought that the communication between an attorney and their client is completely confidential, meaning that any statements or recordings cannot be repeated in the court without the consent of the client. A client can admit guilt to an attorney, but the attorney still cannot admit this in a court of law. However, there are some instances where attorney-client confidentiality does ...
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  • New York Marriage Annulment Laws

    || 4-Nov-2014

    Some marriages in New York can be voided, which is known as an annulment. To be considered void, it must be proven that the marriage should never have occurred at all. What marriages can be annulled? Marriages can be voided based on whether or not the marriage should have been legitimate to begin with, or if a court decides that the marriage is void. Some of the reasons that a marriage can be ...
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  • Establishing Paternity in New York

    || 30-Oct-2014

    If a child is born in New York to two parents that are not married to one another, that child is seen as not having a father in the state. While recent changes in society have determined that marriage is no longer necessary to have a successful and loving family, family law has not caught up to the trend. Fathers of children born outside of marriage must establish paternity in order to have a ...
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  • How to Choose the Best Divorce Attorney For Your Case

    || 28-Oct-2014

    Going through a divorce is an emotionally and financially draining process, and it is important that you have a solid advocate by your side. No matter what reasons you are seeking divorce for, everyone should feel supported in their decision to end their marriage and begin the next step of their lives. The Right Attorney Is an Asset to Your Case Some ways that you can make sure that you are ...
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  • Keeping Children Happy After a Divorce

    || 22-Oct-2014

    No matter what the feelings are between you and your former spouse in a divorce, the family must make sure that the kids are taken care of throughout the divorce. Young children are especially affected by a separation, and dealing with this new life can take some adjustment. Co-parenting is one suggestion that can help to maintain a sense of family for the children, but there are many other ways ...
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  • Avoid Making Financial Mistakes in Divorce

    || 20-Oct-2014

    The spouse that has not been in charge of managing a family's finances is generally less prepared when entering into divorce settlement negotiations since they may not even be aware of all of the places the family has money. This financial knowledge has serious long-term benefits since it allows both parties to fairly negotiate, but it can also help a person gauge how their financial situation ...
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  • How to Get a Restraining Order in New York

    || 16-Oct-2014

    October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is a serious issue that affects millions of individuals across the United States. One of the tools that a person can use to fight back against domestic violence is a restraining order. What is a Restraining Order? A restraining order is an order of protection that is issued by the court with the purpose of protecting a person against another ...
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  • Is Child Custody Mediation Right For You?

    || 14-Oct-2014

    One of the most painful parts of a separation is when a couple must make an agreement to divide time with their children. When a parent is used to seeing their child at all times, it can be extremely difficult when one parent obtains primary custody or both parents must go extended periods without being able to see their kids. For this reason, many individual opt to use custody mediation to come ...
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  • Risks to Consider Before Relocating a Child

    || 10-Oct-2014

    Sometimes when a couple gets divorces, one spouse will decide that moving away from the other will be in their best interests. If children are involved, moving away is not just an instance of packing up and taking off, but requires a case in family court. The judge will determine whether or not it is in the best interests of the children to move away. Risks of Move-Away Cases When bringing a case ...
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  • Prenuptial Agreement in Question for Billionaire Divorce

    || 6-Oct-2014

    A high-profile hedge-fund billionaire asked to divorce his spouse in July. His spouse has asked to void their prenuptial agreement so that equitable share of the property can be given to each party. Spouse Claims Prenuptial Coercion The spouse says that the prenuptial agreement was given right before the wedding and that she was coerced into signing it. A prenuptial agreement can be invalidated if ...
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