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A Child's Perspective on Divorce

The divorce process is one of the most stressful and emotionally painful events that one can experience. Divorce is also extremely stressful for the children whose parents are going through the ...
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Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree Declared Unconstitutional in New York

The New York Court of Appeals has struck down a provision of the New York Penal Law, Section 240.30 (1)(a) as "unconstitutionally vague and overbroad", which will have an immediate effect on ...
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Gay Rights?

Michael Sam, former University of Missouri Defensive End and this season's SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was drafted in the final round by the St. Louis Rams in last weeks NFL draft. However, ...
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Matrimonial and Family Law Litigation in Disarray

Peretz Family Law & Mediation, P.C. zealously and represents clients and mediates family law and matrimonial matters. I personally strive to give my all in my advocacy for my clients. The process ...
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Awards of Counsel Fee Pendente Lite Given More Weight

Effective October 2010, the Domestic Relations Law was amended to create a "rebuttable presumption" that counsel fees shall be awarded to the non-monied spouse in divorce actions. The Appellate ...
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Nassau County Judge Says There Is No Defense to "No Fault" Divorce

A recent New York Law Journal article, published on April 7, 2011, reports that a Nassau County Supreme Court matrimonial judge (Anthony J. Falanga) decided in a case before him that "a spouses ...
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Mediation in Matrimonial Cases in Nassau County Supreme Court

Spouses going through a divorce action in Nassau County Supreme Court may be required to attend mediation. As of March 2011, a program started by Hon. Robert Ross, Supervising Judge of the Nassau ...
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How Do You Select a Divorce Lawyer?

The thought of getting a divorce probably elicits quite a visceral response - fear, anger, sadness, anxiety - to name a few. Whether you are the spouse who initiates the divorce process or if your ...
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Another Reason to Mediate Your Divorce

As a result of the financial crisis in New York State, as of April 1, 2011, there no longer will be funding for Judicial Hearing Officers (JHO's) to assist the judges in handling litigated divorces in ...
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New York State Judicial Hearing Officers

Another casualty of the financial crisis in New York State is the elimination, or at least the suspension, of the use of Judicial Hearing Officers in divorce cases in the New York State Supreme Court. ...
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Does Edith Bunker Have A Ground for Divorce?

If you are contemplating getting divorced in New York, you are probably aware of the new law regarding proving grounds for divorce. The ground of the "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage", for ...
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Is No Fault Divorce in New York Really No Fault?

If you have been contemplating getting divorced in New York, you are probably aware that a new law took effect on October 15, 2010, which has been deemed "No Fault". Specifically, the new law added an ...
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