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Penalty for Violation of Automatic Orders on Long Island

Penalty for Violation of Automatic Orders on Long Island

In every divorce on Long Island, when the summons and complaint are served upon the defendant there are matrimonial Automatic Orders included. The basic premise behind these orders is to maintain the status quo during the pendency of a divorce. Both parties are bound by the Automatic Orders and must refrain from transferring or encumbering real and personal property and retirement funds, the accumulation of unreasonable debt, and changes in beneficiaries on existing health and life insurance policies. (more…)

Child Support & College Expenses on Long Island

Child Support & College Expenses on Long Island

Long Island Child Support Agreements have been trending toward inclusion of college tuition and expenses. For many Long Islanders, college can figure greatly into child support agreements. Many parents want to ensure that their children’s education is provided for, regardless of the relationship between the parents.

Basic Child Support Calculations for Long Island (more…)

Common Issues of Contention During Your Long Island Divorce

Common Issues of Contention During Your Long Island Divorce

As experienced Long Island divorce attorneys, we often see how Uncontested divorces become highly Contested divorces over the same issues. These issues often become so heated that they often seem insurmountable obstacles to obtaining your Final Judgment of Divorce. Below are some of the most common issues that cause parties the most stress.

Child Support, Child Custody & Visitation (more…)

Prenuptial Agreements Aren’t Always Valid & Enforceable on Long Island

Prenuptial Agreements Aren’t Always Valid & Enforceable on Long Island

Validity of Prenuptial Agreement after Recent New York Appellate Division Case

For many couples on Long Island, having a Prenuptial Agreement drawn up before their marriage is a basic assumption of their relationship. Prenuptial agreements are an attempt, prior to marriage, to arrange the consequences of marriage and/or its dissolution. Prenuptial agreements can include terms of maintenance, ownership and division of property, as well as testamentary provisions. However, for the prenuptial agreement to stand up in court post-marriage and dictate the terms of dissolution, it must be found valid.

General Validity of Prenuptial Agreements (more…)

Types of Child Custody Arrangements on Long Island

Types of Child Custody Arrangements on Long Island

After many years of practicing as a Family Law attorney on Long Island, I have found that many people do not really understand the distinct types of Child Custody arrangements that are possible or available to them. When deciding child custody arrangements, it is crucial to have a basic understanding of the terminology surrounding this area of law so that you can make the best arrangements for your family.

Physical Versus Legal Custody (more…)

Interstate Child Custody Jurisdiction Questions Answered

Interstate Child Custody Jurisdiction Questions Answered

Due to our high cost of living, raising a family on Long Island in a two-income household is challenging enough, but trying to do it on one income can be a daunting task. This leads to many parents moving out of New York after their divorce in search of a better living situation for their family. Moving into and out of New York State can have consequences on your Child Custody proceeding.

Governing Law for Interstate Child Custody Jurisdiction (more…)