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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN EXPECTING A DIVORCE Separations take many forms. You may know that your marriage is in trouble, but are blindsided when served with divorce papers. Even if you are anticipating a divorce, not knowing what happens next can worsen what is already an emotional situation. Here are some brief answers to common…

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DIVORCE BEFORE OR DURING RETIREMENT The rate of divorce among those over the age of 55 is increasing dramatically, having doubled since 1990. While the number of those getting re-married later in life is increasing, those in second marriages are also 2½ times more likely to get divorced. While all divorces bring their own challenges,…

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Update: On August 21, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Manhattan and covering federal courts in New York, Connecticut and Vermont, granted a stay of the preliminary injunction discussed below, upon a motion filed on behalf of the State. This stay effectively lifts the preliminary injunction which itself lifted the 50-person limit for…

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MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT AND CORONAVIRUS With private sector employment falling by over 22% in the Hudson Valley region from this time last year, it is anticipated that there will be a substantial increase in applications for modification of child support. Here are some thoughts to bear in mind if you have experienced a reduction…

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DURING COVID-19 Domestic violence is always a concern, but with people isolated together during the Covid-19 crisis, facing financial difficulties and work-related stresses, there has been a marked uptick in reports of domestic violence. New York State Police have reported a 15% increase of domestic violence calls from this time last year. To…

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GETTING MARRIED DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?   Want to Get Married during the Coronavirus Pandemic?  Congratulations!  No need to go to the chapel or the clerk’s office. With public access to many town and city offices having been restricted due to the pandemic, couples seeking to get married this spring have had issues getting marriage licenses. …

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 CO-PARENTING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout our community, it has upended life in many ways. Here are some issues to be aware of if you are going through a divorce, or are co-parenting with a former partner or spouse in these troubled times. As of March 16, 2020, the…

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Three Things to Know about a Prenuptial Agreement Congratulations on your engagement!  Now that you have decided to get married, picked your date, and are in the midst of wedding planning, we want you to consider adding a consult with a family law attorney to discuss prenuptial agreements to your to-do list. Here are three…

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HELP YOUR CHILD COPE WITH A PARENTAL SPLIT Going through a divorce can be a period of profound upheaval for all involved, but particularly for children. Studies have shown that there can be significant impact on children of divorced parents, which can continue into adulthood. Staying together solely “for the children,” however, can be equally…

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Things to Know Before Filing for Divorce in New York State The divorce rate in New York State is among the lowest in the country. However, many people still end their marriages for various reasons. It is one of the most difficult decisions one can make in life, and divorce can be physically, financially, and…

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