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An Introduction to Child Custody in New York

Trying to navigate a New York City Family Court while pursuing a child custody case can be daunting, especially for parties who have no prior experience with this type of legal matter.

Domestic Abuse Can Determine Child Custody

Domestic violence is a very serious matter that can play a pivotal role in divorce and child custody proceedings in New York State.

Infographic Helps Parents Visualize the Effect of Divorce on Kids

Did you know that there is an average of 6 to 7 divorces per 1,000 people in New York State?

Effective Co-Parenting for Families of Divorce

Parents who are in the beginning stages of ending their relationship should strive to have an amicable, child centered divorce.

Back to School Season and Divorced Families

Back to school season can be challenging for parents whose children are still in full time summer mode.

How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle

Uncontested child custody cases have the potential to turn into nasty battles.

Mothers’ Rights in New York Divorce

Primary child custody has historically been awarded to mothers in divorce cases due to “maternal preference,” or the notion that mothers raised children best, not fathers.

Determining Paternity in New York City

Paternity disputes and DNA tests have been portrayed as a joke by television shows like Maury, when in reality, they play a pivotal role in child custody and support cases throughout the United States.

What to Anticipate During Tough Custody Battles

Regardless of how good intentions between parties may be at the start of a child custody action, there is always the possibility of emotions turning sour, minds being changed, or other unexpected circumstances (such as the emergency relocation of one party) that will impact the proceedings.

Divorce and Visitation with an Abusive Spouse

Domestic violence is a major issue that plagues unhealthy relationships, and in extreme circumstances, can even become life threatening.