Recent Posts in Family Law Category

  • Check Out Our New Pages On Our Website And Our Office New Location

    || 6-Feb-2014

    In this blog post, I just wanted to provide all our followers and readers a little information about our firm. We recently relocated to 40 Garden Street Poughkeepsie, New York and we are very excited to be in our new building. We have an outstanding new office space right of the arterial in Poughkeepsie and are very happy in our new digs. Come by and pay us a visit if you are in teh neighborhood. ...
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  • In today's blog post, I discuss how we attorneys prepare for trial and how we think about your case when we are preparing for trial in a personal injury case. Chances are, if you are reading this blog post, you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and needs the help of an attorney. Well, how do we go about preparing you case for trial. I could sit here and write about the ...
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  • Happy Holidays to All Our Readers and Our Family of Clients

    || 24-Dec-2013

    From all of us at KVA, we would like to wish everyone a happy and joyous holiday season and a Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holidays, your family and friends. At times like these I like to reflect on what has transpired over the past year and to evaluate where we were a year ago and how far we have come. We have seen a few changes here at KVA with the introduction of our new website, the addition of ...
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  • Prenup, postnup; it's never too late to protect one's interests

    || 3-Oct-2012

    The news is filled with stories of celebrity divorces these days. One thing that quite a few of the couples have in common is a prenuptial agreement. With the publicity that these agreements are getting these days, some New York couples may, in retrospect, wish they had signed a prenuptial agreement before they got married. The good news is, it's not too late. Married couples don't have to ...
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  • Grandparents' visitation rights in a New York divorce

    || 9-Aug-2012

    Studies have shown that in these hard economic times, grandparents are playing a larger financial role in their children's lives. Many grandparents here in New York provide regular monthly support to their children on behalf of their grandchildren. However, if their child gets a divorce, the grandparents' rights to see their grandchildren are not guaranteed. It has always been true that ...
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  • Application of New York no-fault divorce law gets clarification

    || 16-Jul-2012

    New York hasn't always been a no-fault state when it comes to divorce. As a matter of fact, New York only gave couples the right to file a no-fault divorce in 2010. Prior to that, you had to have grounds to obtain a divorce. That required proof and a trial. Now, couples only have to show an "irretrievable breakdown" in the marriage. This is supposed to make it easier for couples to ...
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  • New York says no to visitation if parental rights terminated

    || 20-Jun-2012

    A recent ruling by New York's highest court ends years of dueling legal precedents concerning visitation rights for parents who no longer have legal custody or any parental rights in regard to their children. In its decision, the New York Court of Appeals determined that family courts do not have authority to grant visitation rights to parents whose parental rights have been legitimately ...
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  • 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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  • Poughkeepsie paternity cases can be difficult for both parents

    || 18-Apr-2012

    Many times, when paternity is debated, the case and conclusion of paternity can have a lasting impact on not only the mother and child involved, but the father and his family. One paternity case in another state could resonate with some Poughkeepsie families. A man was wrongfully accused of paternity and wasn't able to pay child support. After being thrown in jail, he found out the child ...
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  • What Poughkeepsie couples should know about alimony and taxes

    || 8-Mar-2012

    Getting a divorce can mean a change in tax status, as well as what you can deduct. Typically, a person who is paying alimony can deduct the payments on their taxes, and the person receiving the payments must report them and pay taxes on the money. It is important for those who divorce in Poughkeepsie to understand how alimony will affect their taxes. It is important to have it worked into the ...
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