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Economic Recovery Leads to More Divorces in New York

Financial experts agree that the nation’s economy is recovering from the recent recession. While this is good news for most Americans, one surprising effect of the economy’s rebound has been an increase in the divorce rate. In New York, the number of divorces filed has increased by 17% since 2009. Why is it that as New York’s couples regain financial security, marital stability suffers? 

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Posted on March 10, 2014 in Divorce Attorneys

What is No-Fault Divorce?

As common as divorce has become, most of us do not realize that the relative ease of dissolving a marriage is a relatively new development in family law, particularly in New York.  According to many interpretations of the available data, it is estimated that as many of half of all marriages end in divorce. Getting divorced can have a significant impact on almost every aspect of your life, including your living situation, your finances, your relationship with and ability to see your children, as well as your long-term financial security. As if these issues were not stressful enough, many people are also dealing with the breakdown of the primary relationship in their lives, which is almost always an emotionally difficult and taxing issue.

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Posted on December 26, 2013 in Divorce Attorneys

New York Appellate Court Invalidates Prenuptial Agreement

Please insert excerpt info hereIn a rare move, a New York Appellate Court invalidated a prenuptial agreement based on a verbal promise made to discard the agreement, according to a report published on After initially refusing to sign an agreement that could potentially leave her with almost nothing, Elizabeth Petrakis signed the prenup 4 days before the wedding after her fiancé promised that he would get rid of it as soon as they began to have children.

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Posted on December 12, 2013 in Divorce Attorneys

What is Joint Custody in New York?

One of the most important determinations made when two people seek a legal separation or divorce regards custody of any children under the age of eighteen.  Divorcing your spouse should not affect your rights as a parent, says your Westchester divorce lawyers. If you believe you may be facing questions of custody in your divorce, contact a legal professional today.  


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Posted on November 27, 2013 in Divorce Attorneys

How is Child Custody Determined in New York?

Determining child custody can be a complicated legal issue, whether as part of a divorce or as an isolated legal matter. When child custody is contested, the interactions between parties can often become extremely hostile and acrimonious, which generally is not a positive experience for anyone, including the child or children involved. As a result, it is advisable for anyone involved in a child custody dispute to retain the services of an experienced Westchester divorce lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can act as a level-headed and emotionally neutral advocate, making sure that your interests and rights are represented zealously and in best light possible. 

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Posted on October 23, 2013 in For Our Clients, Divorce Attorneys

Four Things to Do Before You Divorce

If you’re considering a divorce, you may find yourself at a crossroads. Taking the path that keeps you in your marriage may seem fraught with difficulty, but taking the path that leads to dissolving your marriage may mean launching yourself into the unknown.  

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Posted on September 25, 2013 in For Our Clients, Divorce Attorneys