We have written many times on the this blog about the dangers of using social media in connection with an ongoing divorce, custody dispute, domestic violence matter, and more. Apparently Rachel Canning, the New Jersey teen suing her parents for financial support and college payments, is not a subscriber to the blog. If she were, she would know that creating a Facebook page to support her suit against her parents is only going to lead to trouble.
Most clients have three goals:
When marriages and relationships end in New York, the parties frequently fight about who gets custody of the couple’s dog or cat? How are disputes involving family pets resolved? Are the four legged family members to be distributed like a sofa or a television or is custody to be awarded like children?
We often read about celebrities getting marriages annulled, from Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney (four month marriage), to Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman (nine day marriage). Celebrities make it look easy: if the marriage is only a few days or months long, it can be annulled.
When one parent accuses the other of sexually abusing their child, trial courts and appellate courts are faced with extremely difficult decisions. Such was the case in F.A.B. v. D.L.B. Father was named primary residential parent of the parties’ son.
California businessman Steven Zinnel was sentenced to a 17 year prison term last week for defrauding the bankruptcy court in an effort to avoid paying child support and alimony to his ex-wife. The prosecutors on the case believe this to be the longest sentence for bankruptcy fraud ever handed down in the Eastern District of California.
This is the first of many blogs to come regarding successful co-parenting. Whether you are going through a divorce in Texas involving children or whether you are modifying the terms of a Texas custody order, co-parenting is fundamental when raising a child in two homes.
Throughout the duration of any marriage, couples will face significant setbacks and challenges, ups and downs, pains and regrets. While many of these life struggles are surmountable, there are other issues that can lead couples down a path towards divorce. Infidelities, financial struggle, addiction and breach of trust are common reasons for divorce. Another issue that is more painful for any couple to discuss, is the death of a child.
With most Massachusetts health insurance plans, provided he/she has not yet remarried, an employee with at least one dependent child can add a former spouse to the coverage for no additional cost, so there is no additional cost to the employer either.
Not according to Richmond County Civil Court Judge (and Acting Suprme Court Justice) Philip S. Straniere, seemingly running afoul of a contrary body of case law, particularly in the Second Department.