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Child Custody Agreement – Example

Child Custody Agreement   Here is but one example of a child custody agreement. You should seek a professional legal service provider and not rely on this agreement.  It is here simply so you can see what the issues are that child custody agreements deal with.  This is not legal advice. A. The husband, ___________ […]

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Top 10 Things to Do Before Engaging in a Custody Battle

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7 Grounds for Divorce in New York

Adultery: If your spouse commits adultery you must also make sure that less than 5 years have elapsed since the discovery of the adultery, and that you have a witness that can testify. Adultery becomes a reason for divorce if you have not encouraged the act, forgiven him/her by having sexual relations with him/her after, […]

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Temporary Maintenance in the New York Courts

Temporary maintenance is a type of provision pending litigation that is legally enforced and paid to one spouse by the other spouse as means of support. The granting of maintenance only takes place if there is the existence of a marriage. In New York courts, a new law for temporary maintenance was established as of […]

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Equitable Distribution of Property

As NY Equitable Distribution lawyers we deal with division of property and businesses, which can and are litigated among high net-worth individuals during a divorce. When a married couple goes through a divorce, the court is responsible for dividing their property. New York courts decide property divisions according to equitable distribution laws, assigning it fairly […]

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Requirements for Legal Separation in New York

Requirements for Legal Separation in New York To get a divorce in NY, the requirements for legal separation in New York hinge on length of state and county residency and also include waiting periods. In New York your divorce can be either fault, or no-fault” grounds, or you can base the dissolution on spouses being […]

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One nerve-racking issue faced during a divorce is to understand the plethora of child custody laws that apply to your case.  Most of the time Family Law matters are designated under state jurisdiction, including New York child custody laws, and the Courts in NY that deal with custody matters can be the Family Courts or […]

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How to Prepare for a Child Custody Case in New York?

Gordon Diefenbach has handled some of the toughest custody battles in New York over the last 10 years of his practice. He can coach a parent during a divorce when facing the complicated process of figuring out child custody.  According to a paper published by The Rural Law Center of New York, a parent can […]

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