July 2015 Archives

Paternity establishment sometimes needed to receive child support

In New York, when an unmarried mother gives birth, the child's father is not legally considered his or her father without an establishment of paternity. For those who wish to seek child support, establishing paternity is needed. There are a couple of ways in which this can be accomplished.

New York divorce: domestic violence victims and protection orders

Married individuals who have been or currently are the victims of domestic violence, whether they reside in New York or elsewhere, often stay in their relationships due to fears of the unknown or due to feelings of the inability to move forward. This is something that is far from the truth. Those who do decide to leave the relationship through divorce or legal separation, though scary as it may seem, can do so and, along the way, receive legal protections.

New York divorce dispute: who gets the frozen embryos?

On the West Coast, an interesting divorce case is currently underway, and the "property" being fought over is something that is not often reported. A divorce dispute can occur for anything, really. In this particular case, the couple is fighting about frozen embryos, which, of course, brings about a lot of concerns and questions. As using this type of procedure to preserve one's ability to have children is becoming more widely used, even by many in the State of New York, this case is one that will be interesting to follow.

Celebrity divorce and the importance of a prenuptial agreement

New York readers may be aware that celebrities Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have filed for divorce. Rumors have been circulating for months about their martial issues, but an official confirmation was just released. While most couples do not have the wealth and privilege of a famous couple, even a celebrity divorce can provide lessons regarding divorce, property division and the importance of a prenuptial agreement. 

Divorce process in New York involves splitting of property

When two people decide to dissolve their marriage, the process can be both financially and emotionally taxing. This is especially the case when they must decide how to divide their property and they cannot seem to find common ground. Several tips may help these individuals to effectively address property division issues during a divorce proceeding in New York.

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