Family Law: Annulment – Erase My Marriage

Family Law: Annulment – Erase My Marriage  With the media captivated by the Kardashian-Humphries marriage saga, the topic of annulment versus divorce has come into the spotlight. What’s the difference? Why does it even matter since the marriage will end either way? Annulments are often brought on for religious reasons; the family does not believe in divorce or, in order to get married in a church again, annulments can often be necessary. An … [Read more...]

Child Custody/Visitation

A New York court looks to provide a joint custody arrangement whereby the parents will share physical and legal custody of the minor child(ren) as it often is in the best interest of the child. Physical custody is the actual physical possession of the child whereas legal custody is the ability to make the everyday decisions on behalf of the child. When determining custody, the courts will consider some of the following factors: The child’s request (this is taken into account generally … [Read more...]

Yes, You Too Can Avoid a Nasty Divorce

The hope is that when you walk down the aisle with the love of your life that you'll stay together through good times and bad. The harsh truth is that almost half of all marriages end in divorce. Once you've embraced the idea that divorce is the best option and you've hired an experienced Westchester divorce attorney then you'll begin the filing and settlement process. This is where is can get nasty but it doesn't have to end up that way. If there are kids in the picture then you really want to … [Read more...]

What to Know About Filing for Divorce In New York

The sad truth about some marriages is that they just weren’t meant to last. However, in New York City, the divorce rate is actually lower than most other metropolitan cities. Of course, Las Vegas holds the title for the greatest number of divorces. In the Big Apple the rate is around 210,000 out of a population of over 18 million. Here in Westchester those rates are on par at around 6% of males and 9% of females filing for divorce. While it is true that there is emotional pain going through a … [Read more...]