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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Military Divorce Brings Different Challenges

    || 2-Oct-2014

    Military divorces are usually handled in family law courts, but issues that are faced regarding military pensions, child custody, and deployments are additional challenges in the divorce process. Custody Challenges for Military Families For active duty military members, the biggest hurdle can do with child custody. Long deployments can make it hard to get joint or shared custody due to long, ...
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  • New York's Laws on Child Relocation

    || 9-Sep-2014

    After a divorce, the thought of starting over new may be appealing for you and your family. However, once children are involved in divorce proceedings, any relocation done by the custodial parent must be approved by the other parent, as well as the courts. New York State laws are strict. Any parent seeking to make a move with a child must go through the court. If you are seeking to relocate, an ...
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  • Exactly how many couples purchase a home together before they get married? According to a Marriage and Homebuying Study conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, the rate is 25 percent of couples who are between 18 and 24 years old. As for couples who are at least 45 years old, the rate still holds steady at 14 percent. After all, the low mortgage rate is only one of many incentives for couples to ...
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  • Domestic Violence and Child Custody Cases

    || 20-Aug-2014

    Instead of property division and even child custody, your first concern when it comes to leaving an abusive relationship is safety. As you make your plans and live with your partner or spouse, record the time, location, and details of any abuse inflicted on your or your children. This documentation can help the long-term safety of your children, by helping you obtain a restraining order and retain ...
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  • Tips for Divorced Parents Helping Kids Back to School

    || 11-Aug-2014

    Difficult though it is, many divorcees have successfully transitioned to their roles as co-parents who can cooperate when the wellbeing of their children is at stake. When it comes to back-to-school season, co-parents will again have to make this effort, this time to help their kids start the new school year strong. In order to help you on your way, here are a few tips that other co-parents have ...
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  • Attorney Meyers Named on "The Titans 10" List by Divorce Saloon

    || 16-Jul-2014

    Divorce Saloon® International has just released its 2014 list of "The Titans 10," the divorce blog's list of the top 10 male and female divorce lawyers in New York City. For the list of the list of the 10 leading female divorce attorneys for this area, Natasha Meyers was listed in the No. 1 spot ! Ms. Meyers' inclusion in this listing shows that she uses hard-hitting, ...
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