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Contempt of Court in New York Divorce Cases

Contempt of Court in New York Divorce Cases

When a court issues an order, the parties in the case must follow it. A court order is not optional or something that can be ignored. When a person violates or disregards a court order, the court has the power to enforce that order. This applies to divorce and family court cases as well as all...


Same-Sex Couples and Domestic Violence

Same-Sex Couples and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an issue that can affect anyone. It impacts people regardless of financial situation, geographical location, education, gender, or sexuality. Unfortunately, in some areas of the United States, same-sex couples do not receive equal treatment under the law when it comes to...

What You Need to Know About New York State Protective Orders

What You Need to Know About New York State Protective Orders

Orders of protection (sometimes called restraining orders) can be issued in New York as part of a divorce or custody case, or simply on their own. These types of orders are issued to protect family members from violence and crimes like stalking or harassment. Domestic violence can happen in any...

Deciding Factors in Your New York Child Custody Case

Deciding Factors in Your New York Child Custody Case

The custody portion of your divorce case will be determined based on what the court finds to be in the best interests of the child. "Best interests" is a broad, all-encompassing term. There are a variety of factors the court may consider, and many more it is likely to consider. Your attorney will...

Shut in with your Abuser? Here's How to Get Help

Shut in with your Abuser? Here's How to Get Help

Like everyone else in New York state, you've been told to stay home due to COVID-19. Non-essential businesses and schools are closed, and even playgrounds have been shut down, as the governor warns people not to crowd into parks. You're isolated from your friends, your extended family, and your...