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Can Co-Parenting Apps Make My Long Island Divorce Easier?

Can Co-Parenting Apps Make My Long Island Divorce Easier?

The needs of families going through divorce or child custody issues on Long Island have changed over the years, and fortunately, technology has caught up. Forget paper calendars that mark when your ex gets the kids and when they’re supposed to bring them back. Forget writing down every single thing your ex says during a phone conversation in case you need it later. Co-parenting apps exist and are often endorsed by Long Island courts, making it easier than ever to keep track of timesharing and communication between you and your ex. Here’s how co-parenting apps can help make your Long Island divorce smoother. (more…)

How to Prepare Your Family for Long Island Divorce Litigation

How to Prepare Your Family for Long Island Divorce Litigation

No couple on Long Island truly wants to go through divorce litigation, but sometimes it’s necessary to protect your best interests and the best interests of your children. You might have heard stories of other divorced couples who had a contested divorce and went through litigation, and it’s unlikely they made you feel at ease. Litigation can be challenging, yes, but it gets a bad reputation. If you come into it with the right attitude and the right expectations, you can come away from it with a resolution you can be satisfied with. Here’s how you can prepare your family (and yourself) for a litigious divorce. (more…)

How to Get an Order of Protection on Long Island

How to Get an Order of Protection on Long Island

When someone harms or threatens you or your child, you have the option to seek an order of protection against them. This legally limits their behavior and imposes consequences should they attempt to come near you. Orders of protection are common on Long Island in cases of divorce involving domestic violence, child abuse, and other situations where safety is an issue. (more…)

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…)

The Truth About Father’s Rights on Long Island

The Truth About Father’s Rights on Long Island

When most people consider child custody on Long Island, they think about married couples getting a divorce and determining how parenting time is divided between the two. However, divorcing couples are not the only people who have to deal with matters of child custody. These issues also affect unmarried parents, and traditionally, most people also think unmarried fathers automatically have fewer parental rights than unmarried mothers do. However, as New York law progresses and the State has realized that a child mentally and emotionally benefits greatly from equal time spent with each parent, unmarried fathers are gaining ground. (more…)

Should Child Support Payments Be Made in Shared Custody?

Should Child Support Payments Be Made in Shared Custody?

A shared child custody agreement on Long Island is basically a 50/50 share of parenting time with the child(ren). In this case it might seem fair and appropriate that the parents should also share 50% of all expenses, but in New York, that is not the way it works. Even in shared child custody arrangements, one parent is deemed the non-custodial parent and that parent is the one who is ordered to pay child support regardless of the amount of time they spend with the child(ren). (more…)