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Grandparents

Can Grandparents Get Legal Visitation Or Custody Of A Grandchild?

By Joshua Kittenplan |

Several studies have shown the value of grandparent-grandchild relationships and it is no wonder why. A strong relationship with grandparents is critical to a child’s well-being and development. The wisdom, support, and time grandparents provide their grandchildren is invaluable. Unfortunately, parents sometimes do not allow family members, such as grandparents, to have a relationship… Read More »

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How To Establish Paternity In Suffolk County

By Joshua Kittenplan |

In 2020, over 3.6 million babies were born in the U.S. and of them, more than 40 percent were born to unwed mothers. That is a substantial increase from 30 years ago when only 28 percent of children were born to unmarried mothers. Many couples today are choosing to have children together, but also… Read More »

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Unique Issues In A High Net Worth Divorce

By Joshua Kittenplan |

Any divorce case can present certain challenges, but the issues in cases that involve a high net worth of one or both parties are unique. A high net worth is usually defined as an individual with $1 million or more in liquid assets. Sometimes, high net worth is defined as couples who earned, or… Read More »

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What To Do If Your Spouse Starts Dating During Your Divorce

By Joshua Kittenplan |

Some people can never imagine being with anyone other than their spouse during or after a divorce. Others, though, are sometimes eager to move on with their life and they may start dating while their divorce case is ongoing. This can be devastating for the spouse who is just trying to make it through… Read More »

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Will You Lose Your Inheritance During Divorce?

By Joshua Kittenplan |

There is never a good time to get a divorce, but some times are worse than others. If you are anticipating receiving a large inheritance, or you already have, you may wonder if you will lose at least a portion of it to your spouse during divorce. The law in New York states that… Read More »

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Marriage

How Long Do You Have To Wait After Divorce To Remarry?

By Joshua Kittenplan |

After going through a divorce, getting remarried may not be your first priority. Some people, though, may find themselves in this situation and wonder if they have to wait a certain amount of time before they can remarry. Historically, people throughout the country did have to wait a certain period of time before remarrying…. Read More »

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HiddenAssets

How To Uncover Hidden Assets During Divorce

By Joshua Kittenplan |

Going through a divorce is never easy. Learning or suspecting that your spouse is trying to hide assets though, will make the process much more complicated. While unfortunate, it is not uncommon for spouses to try and hide certain assets during divorce so they are not subject to division and so their spouse does… Read More »

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Unique Issues In Same-Sex Divorce Cases In Long Island

By Joshua Kittenplan |

New York became the sixth state in the country to legally recognize same-sex marriages with the 2011 Marriage Equality Act. It was not until four years later that the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriages legal throughout the entire country. Same-sex couples still have to resolve the same issues as heterosexual couples, but… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spousal Support In New York

By Joshua Kittenplan |

Alimony, known as spousal support in the New York Statutes, is money paid by one spouse to another during or after a divorce. Many people think that spousal support is ordered by a judge in all divorce cases, but this is not true. In fact, spousal support is only ordered in approximately ten percent… Read More »

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What Are The Grounds For Divorce In New York?

By Joshua Kittenplan |

Prior to 2010, the only way to get a divorce in New York was to file on the grounds of fault, or after the spouses involved were separated for a period of at least 12 months. When accusing one spouse of being at fault for the breakdown of the marriage, the spouse filing for… Read More »

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