How Do You Know if Divorce Mediation is Right For You?

The process of getting divorced is never a pleasant one, but there are some ways to make it less stressful, or at least less legally intensive. For many people, one effective way of doing this is by going through divorce mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution that avoids many of the difficulties of the divorce process. But how should you know if divorce mediation is right for you? Continue reading “How Do You Know if Divorce Mediation is Right For You?”

How to Protect Yourself During a Divorce

If you are in the middle of a divorce, you may feel like you are already overwhelmed by everything that’s going on. However, there are a few things you can do to make your divorce a lot more manageable, and avoid unnecessary stress. Here are five tips to follow to protect yourself during your divorce: Continue reading “How to Protect Yourself During a Divorce”

Five Things You Should Know About Equitable Distribution

In any divorce, the distribution of marital property is almost inevitably a source of major conflict. That said, many people go into a divorce without understanding the process of equitable distribution, which is how marital property gets divided by the courts. Here are five things you should know about equitable distribution if you are getting a divorce, or planning on getting a divorce: Continue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Equitable Distribution”

How a Order of Protection Can Help You

Dealing with domestic violence is never easy. Even if you know you are in a dangerous situation, you may feel like you are not in a position to do anything about it, or you may be afraid that acting could result in you getting hurt. But if you or a loved one has been the victim of domestic violence, getting an order of protection might be a useful way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from harm. Continue reading “How a Order of Protection Can Help You”

New York Same-Sex Couple Faces Child Custody Complexities

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Recently, the New York Court of Appeals heard arguments in a custody hearing brought by a New York resident who is seeking visitation rights for a child she helped raise with her same-sex partner. The case challenges the scope of New York legislation that limits parental rights to a biological or adoptive tie to the child. According to the University of California, 15 percent of unmarried, same-sex couples are raising children in the United States. Continue reading “New York Same-Sex Couple Faces Child Custody Complexities”