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Blog Posts in May, 2012

  • What Types of Custody Are Recognized in New York?

    || 26-May-2012

    Are you in the process of divorce and contemplating filing for child custody ? If so, you need to be aware that there are three types of child custody that are recognized by New York courts. The first type is sole custody. This is where one parent is given the legal right to make all of the decisions regarding the child's life. Generally, a parent with sole custody does not have to consult ...
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  • Divorce: The General Process in New York

    || 25-May-2012

    Although no two divorces in New York are exactly alike, they generally follow the same timeline. Understanding this timeline will help ensure that you are handling your divorce correctly to speed up the process and protect yourself in the future. First, one of the spouses must file divorce papers in the court servicing his or her region of the state. The person who initiates the divorce will be ...
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  • You May Need a Fathers' Rights Advocate

    || 11-May-2012

    By law, if you are the biological father of a child, you have the same rights as the mother of the child. The law is very specific in stating that men and women have equal rights during family law matters. However, there are times when fathers' rights may be compromised in the state of New York. During those times, it is advised that dads take the time to consult a Long Island family lawyer ...
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  • Financing Your Divorce

    || 3-May-2012

    Did you know that one of the greatest concerns regarding divorce is being able to afford it? The process of getting a divorce can be one of the most expensive things that you will have to fund. If you are concerned about paying for your divorce, but are serious about obtaining one, you do have options. In some cases, people need to obtain a short-term loan to finance their divorces. This can be ...
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