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How Divorced Parents Make Medical Decisions for Children

How Divorced Parents Make Medical Decisions for Children

How Divorced Parents Make Medical Decisions for Children

Medical decisions are among the most important decisions that can be made for your child. However, it may not always be clear who is able to make those decisions, who would be overstepping their boundaries if they made medical decisions for the child, and how those decisions should be made. Here’s what you should know about how divorced parents can make medical decisions for their child.

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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 Do I Protect My Assets in a Long Island Divorce?

How Do I Protect My Assets in a Long Island Divorce?

How Do I Protect My Assets in a Long Island Divorce?

If you’re preparing for a divorce, it’s important to take steps to protect your assets. Here’s what you can do to protect what belongs to you and is rightfully yours in a Long Island divorce.

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Child Abuse Defined & Defense Against False Charges

Child Abuse Defined & Defense Against False Charges

Child Abuse Defined & Defense Against False Charges

Unfortunately, we see too many Family Court cases that involve allegations of child neglect on Long Island. Many of our clients have been in the position of being falsely accused of neglecting their children, while other clients believe their children are being neglected by their other parent. Regardless of how you ended up in a Child Neglect Proceeding, it is important to understand certain concepts and definitions that will be used in court.

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What If My Ex Disobeys Our Divorce Decree?

What If My Ex Disobeys Our Divorce Decree?

What If My Ex Disobeys Our Divorce Decree?

Once a divorce is finalized, each party is provided a legal document that details the agreements and settlements made between the two spouses during the divorce process. Unfortunately, many people don’t think they need to abide by the divorce decree, leaving their ex-spouses high and dry. What can you do if your ex doesn’t comply with your Long Island divorce decree?

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Should We Sell Our Home Before or After Our Divorce?

Should We Sell Our Home Before or After Our Divorce?

Should We Sell Our Home Before or After Our Divorce?

If you are considering divorce and you and your spouse own a home together, you’ll need to make some decisions about what to do with the property when you are no longer living together. Often, this means selling the home. New York is an equitable distribution state, meaning that a court will make every attempt to ensure that property is divided between you and your ex-spouse as fairly as possible — which may not always mean equally. If selling your home is on the table, you need to know whether it’s better to sell the home before your divorce is finalized, or after. Here’s what you should know.

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