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Can a Father Win Sole Child Custody on Long Island?

Can a Father Win Sole Child Custody on Long Island?

Can a Father Win Sole Child Custody on Long Island?

Although it is normally preferred that parents split custody, there are several circumstances in which family courts may give sole custody to only one parent. Furthermore, judges are not allowed to express any bias toward either parent, so if you can demonstrate that you are the superior parent and/or your child is in danger when with their other parent, you may be able to acquire permanent full custody.

Nevertheless, if the child’s mother also intends to fight for sole custody, you need to prepare yourself for a difficult child custody dispute. Here’s what you should know about full custody for fathers on Long Island and how to get the help of an experienced family lawyer when you need it most.

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How Postnuptial Agreements Offer Protection After Marriage

How Postnuptial Agreements Offer Protection After Marriage

How Postnuptial Agreements Offer Protection After Marriage

Getting married is an exciting, romantic major life event that every couple rightly gets swept away in. It’s a thrilling, whirlwind time when you and your partner make plans for your beautiful future together. In all the excitement of planning the wedding, and their future together, many couples forget to cross the t’s and dot the i’s on legal issues, paperwork, and other red tape while they’re caught up in the whirlwind of wedding planning.

For all the appropriate romance, a marriage is a legally binding contract and should be treated as such by the betrothed. One of the things often overlooked in all the wedding planning is the matter of the Prenuptial agreement. Some couples feel that if they’re really in love, they don’t need a prenup. For others, a prenup simply slips their mind in between catering, gowns, and decor. In these days of couples getting married later in life, when they may bring more assets into the marriage than in days past, a pre-nup is more important than ever.

Fortunately, if you’ve neglected to get a prenup before your marriage, it’s not too late. You can still obtain a postnuptial agreement — a similar legally binding document that offers equal protection after the wedding has already taken place. Here’s what you should know about post-nups.

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What Happens If My Spouse Dies Before Divorce is Final?

What Happens If My Spouse Dies Before Divorce is Final?

What Happens If My Spouse Dies Before Divorce is Final?

The last thing you expect when filing for a Long Island divorce is that your spouse will pass away during the proceedings. However, this very nightmare is a reality for many New York residents. Although this is a difficult subject to discuss, it’s important that you understand now what can happen if your spouse dies during your divorce process. Here’s what you should know and how to get the legal help you need during such a challenging time.

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How to Prepare for Virtual Divorce Court on Long Island

How to Prepare for Virtual Divorce Court on Long Island

How to Prepare for Virtual Divorce Court on Long Island

Getting a divorce on Long Island during a pandemic is a little bit different than it was before, namely because virtual courts are being utilized significantly more than in the past. Although courts have been using online conference call software for some time internally, citizens are just now seeing this technology in the family legal space. If you’ve never attended a virtual court hearing, you should know what to expect and how you can best prepare.

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Do Women Pay Alimony After a Long Island Divorce?

Do Women Pay Alimony After a Long Island Divorce?

Do Women Pay Alimony After a Long Island Divorce?

Traditionally, the male spouse was at a considerably greater risk of being ordered to pay spousal or child support following a divorce. However, as responsibilities within the home shift to more equal footing in New York and throughout the United States, courts are starting to compel support from women and mothers who dissolve their marriages.

Here’s what you should know about spousal support on Long Island and how you can get the legal assistance you need for an upcoming divorce or child support hearing. Working with a seasoned divorce attorney as soon as possible is a great way to solidify your chances of a successful outcome.

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Parents with Attorneys More Likely to Reach Agreement

Parents with Attorneys More Likely to Reach Agreement

Parents with Attorneys More Likely to Reach Agreement

Study: Parents with Family Law Attorneys More Likely to Reach Agreement

Popular co-parenting app Custody X Change recently conducted a family law study exploring the likelihood of a successful legal agreement when a family lawyer is on board. Unsurprisingly, parents who were represented by a divorce attorney tended to have better outcomes than those who attempted DIY custody negotiations or attended court without legal representation. Here’s what you should know about why.

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