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Buffalo Divorce Blog

Enforcing Divorce Orders in NY: Closing Thoughts

In the series "Enforcing Divorce Orders in New York", I was able to provide a pretty thorough breakdown of each critical aspect of how you can get a temporary order or divorce agreement ...
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Enforcing Divorce Orders in NY: Enacting an Order

In previous blogs we have discussed various aspects of enforcing court orders, including Orders to Show Cause and the components of an Order to Show Cause. So, now we have all the parts of an Order to ...
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Enforcing Divorce Orders in NY: Components of an Order to Show Cause

Welcome back to another entry in our ongoing blog series about enforcing divorce orders in New York. This time we are going to discuss the typical components of an Order to Show Cause and how to draft ...
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Enforcing Divorce Orders in New York: Orders to Show Cause

Continuing our discussion of divorce orders in New York, let's talk about how an Order to Show Cause is created. Typically, this starts with a frantic phone call from a client explaining how the ...
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Enforcing Orders During Divorce Proceedings in New York

During the course of a divorce proceeding, the Court will often enter "Temporary Orders." A temporary order can address anything from temporary child support payments to a temporary access ...
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New 2015 NY Spousal Support Bill Makes Big Changes

Newly passed 2015 legislation in New York has changed several aspects of the previously existing spousal support formula. One of the most significant changes brought with bill A7645-2015 is that the ...
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Will I Have to Go to Divorce Court?

If movies and television have taught us anything about family law, it is that divorce is a difficult and lengthy process that drags both spouses to court. Either side will make a claim, the other will ...
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What If I Have to Move Away After a Divorce?

Nothing in life is set in stone, and it can be very difficult for even the best of us to successfully plan ahead for the future. Necessary changes can come suddenly and leave you with unforeseen ...
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What Every Father Should Know About Custody Disputes

In most child custody cases, the court looks to the primary caregiver to continue that same role after a divorce. This model is assumed to be in the best interests of the child as it maintains a ...
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Divorce or Legal Separation: Pros and Cons

When most people think of ending their marriage, the first thought that comes to their mind is filing for divorce. A proper divorce can successfully end a marriage and bring out a sense of finality or ...
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Enforcing Child Support Payments: What to Do

If you have gone through a divorce and the judge awarded you with regular child support payments from your ex-spouse, you undoubtedly felt a strong sense of relief. Even if you are only getting a few ...
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How Much Does Divorce Cost in New York?

Divorce can be expensive. The cost also varies by location, so it is certainly important to get local information. Preparing and planning ahead is wise so you know what to expect and can arrange your ...
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Preparing Your Children for Divorce

Divorce is a hard topic to swallow for all members of the family. The ones who are often the greatest impacted, however, are the children. How the children react to the divorce will depend on many ...
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Know What the Court Looks for When Deciding Custody

Assessing the Child's Best Interest As the court assesses your case to decide matters of child custody, the primary objective will be to protect the best interests of the child. The Child Custody ...
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Legal Separation vs. Divorce: Which Is Best?

If you are wondering whether divorce or legal separation is best, the answer will entirely depend on your unique circumstance. First, you should get knowledge of the difference between the two and ...
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5 Steps to Prepare for Adoption

Bringing a child into your home through the process of adoption can be a frightening and emotional experience. During this process, you will need to have the assistance of a Buffalo family law ...
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How Divorce Will Affect Your Taxes

If you're filing for divorce, then one aspect you need to consider is how your divorce will affect your taxes. While this may be the last thing on your mind, it is a very important financial issue ...
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What You Should Do in the First Stages of Divorce

Are you considering divorce or have you been served with divorce papers? There are a few actions that you should consider taking to put yourself in the best position for success. Get a different ...
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Preparing for Your Custody Trial

If it is necessary for you to go trial to fight for custody rights, then there are a few ways that you should prepare. First, it should be noted that trial should be the very last alternative. Trials ...
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How to Get Spousal Maintenance in New York

If you are going through a divorce, you may be wondering if you qualify to receive alimony, known as maintenance, from your spouse. This type of monetary support is meant for spouses that can't ...
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Avoiding Financial Disaster During a Divorce

While it may be difficult to focus on your finances during the emotional stress of a divorce, it is important to take some proactive steps that will ease your stress later on. Make a new budget. As ...
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Who Gets the Dog After the Divorce?

In New York State, as in most others, pets are generally considered to be property, and are treated as such. This means that in the course of a divorce, the pet is valued and split between the parties ...
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Sentence for Domestic Violence: Red Lobster & Bowling

I kid you not, a Judge in Florida had to deal with what he characterized as “very minor” domestic violence between a husband and wife. The Judge’s sentence??? The Husband is to buy ...
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Who gets the Gold Medal?

Lindsey Vonn is getting divorced. Lindsey was married to Thomas Vonn, a former racer on the US ski team, also served as Lindsey’s chief adviser, in 2007. In 2010, (during the marriage) Lindsey ...
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A Little Boy Named Adolf Hitler...

So… a couple braniacs in New Jersey named their kid Adolf Hitler. Story here. And then they had a couple more kids, who they named after other nazis. All the kids have been taken from them and ...
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