Blog Posts in May, 2012

  • Grandparents' rights an important issue in New York

    || 30-May-2012

    A growing number of New York children are raised by kin outside their immediate family. In a report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, it states that over the past 10 years, there are 18 percent more children being raised by relatives other than a parent. In New York, there are more than 150,000 children in this category. The report highlights the legal and financial barriers families are ...
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  • Accuracy of financial affidavits in New York divorce crucial

    || 24-May-2012

    A financial affidavit in a divorce proceeding gives the court a quick glance at the family finances and includes information related to earned income, amount of expenses, and amount of debts and value of assets. Creating the information for this document, which is called a statement of net worth in New York, is a difficult process because it requires that all figures be completely accurate. ...
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  • Reform of New York divorce reforms stalled by slow review

    || 18-May-2012

    Many in New York cheered in 2010 when the state approved the availability of no-fault divorce. Our state was the last in the nation to get onto the no-fault bandwagon and the move was accompanied by strict rules for how courts should handle awards for temporary alimony. Since its implementation, however, the law and its formulas for the determination of spousal support during the divorce process ...
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  • Child custody: 12-year-old's baptism violated divorce terms

    || 11-May-2012

    Child custody issues can continue long after divorce papers have been signed. That is as true in Poughkeepsie and throughout New York as it is just about any other place in the country. Married couples do not always agree on what is best for their children, even in circumstances where there is no intention of seeking a divorce. It stands to reason, then, that those who have decided to end their ...
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  • New York man with school board job faces criticism for unpaid child support

    || 2-May-2012

    Child support is often an issue that many people would hope could be resolved behind closed doors. Unfortunately, if you are serving in a very public job, word can easily get out when there is an issue of child support in New York. As one member of a school board in New York found out this week, publicity of child support issues can definitely have an impact on a person's work. The man's ...
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