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Protect Yourself from Racial Inequality in Family Court

Protect Yourself from Racial Inequality in Family Court

Protect Yourself from Racial Inequality in Family Court

As communities begin to explore the depths of racial inequality in today’s society and seek to rectify them, one place that may need to be addressed is the family court system. While most court systems in the U.S. are considered by some to be racially biased to some degree, New York courts cannot avoid the critical eye with regard to issues of discrimination and segregation of Black families and families of color. How does racial inequality manifest in family legal matters on Long Island and what can you do to protect your rights and the rights and best interests of your family? Here’s what you should know.

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How to Digitally Mediate Your Long Island Divorce from Home

How to Digitally Mediate Your Long Island Divorce from Home

How to Digitally Mediate Your Long Island Divorce from Home

As technology grows and becomes more necessary every day, couples are looking for ways to accomplish important tasks from home, including mediating a divorce digitally.

In the era of COVID-19, working from home is the norm, and divorcing from home may also become a necessity. Divorce mediation is one way to dissolve your marriage, and while traditionally it has been done in attorney’s offices or conference rooms, it can also be done online. Here’s what you should know about digitally mediating your divorce from home.

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How to Get the Most Out of Divorce Mediation

How to Get the Most Out of Divorce Mediation

How to Get the Most Out of Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation can be an excellent way to finalize your divorce if you and your ex-spouse are in agreement about some issues related to your separation and are willing to negotiate or reach a compromise on others. Find out if you need an attorney for your mediation on Long Island and if so, how can you get the most legal support for your money.

Learn About Legal Support During Mediation

An attorney is not legally necessary for mediation, but they are highly beneficial to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected throughout the process. Take some time to learn about what an attorney’s role is during mediation and how they provide support for you. Divorce mediators, for example, can provide legal information but not legal advice. They can discuss with you Long Island child custody laws, but they cannot tell you what you ought to do in your child custody case. Your lawyer, however, can let you know what your legal options are and which actions would be in your family’s best interest.

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Before Choosing a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer

Before Choosing a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer

Before Choosing a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer

If you’re considering getting divorced, working with a Long Island family law attorney or divorce lawyer is critical. Your attorney can be a great asset to you if you select the right one. Here’s what to understand about choosing a divorce attorney:

Long Island Divorce Options

Before selecting an attorney to represent you in your divorce, it’s important to understand what options are available to you and to have realistic expectations of the entire process. If you choose a family law lawyer who is skilled in divorce mediation because you want to resolve your divorce amicably, but your ex-spouse contests nearly every aspect of the divorce, you could be stuck litigating a settlement with an attorney who doesn’t have the expertise to represent you in the courtroom.

Here’s what you need to know about aligning your options for divorce with your goals and your current situation to choose a Long Island divorce lawyer that best fits your needs: (more…)

Do You Really Need to Go to Trial for Your Long Island Divorce?

Do You Really Need to Go to Trial for Your Long Island Divorce?

Do You Really Need to Go to Trial for Your Long Island Divorce?

If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce on Long Island, did you know that you don’t necessarily have to go to trial?  Here’s what you can try first and how to know if a trial may, in fact, be the best option considering your circumstances. (more…)

Top 5 Benefits of Long Island Divorce Mediation

Top 5 Benefits of Long Island Divorce Mediation

Top 5 Benefits of Long Island Divorce Mediation

No one looks forward to a messy divorce. It’s difficult enough reaching the decision to get a divorce in the first place and coping with the end of your marriage. A litigious divorce can add insult to injury, or rather, injury on top of injury. Divorce Mediation, however, can be a tool to help you and your ex-spouse reach agreement on the various aspects of the divorce, without the need to go to court. Here’s how you may be able to benefit from Long Island divorce mediation. (more…)

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