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”