Child Support and Social Security Disability Payments Received for the Children’s Benefit

By | Divorce: New York | July 24, 2017
In a recent decision of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Holeck v. Beyel, 145 A.D.3d 1600, 43 N.Y.S.2d 816, the court upheld a direction to a disabled father (the non-custodial parent) to apply to the Social Security Administration to change representative payee of the children’s social security disability (SSD) benefits from the father to the custodial mother. View Full Post
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HEDGING BETS ON SOCIAL SECURITY

By | Pennsylvania Family Law | July 20, 2017
If you have been reading the news lately, we have seen lots of electronic ink spilled over entitlement programs, especially Medicaid and its role in health care reform. Meanwhile, the report of the Trustees of the Social Security Fund issued a grim report earlier this month about the viability of the program upon which almost every American relies as an important piece of retirement income. View Full Post
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Family Office Series, Part III: How Are Family Offices Structured?

Family Office Series, Part III: How Are Family Offices Structured?As we noted in a previous family office series blog post, “if you’ve seen one family office, you’ve seen one family office.” There is no standard legal structure for family offices. The types and number of legal entities used in a family office differs depending on each family’s vision and goals, the family’s investment strategy, and the scope of services to be provided by the family office. View Full Post
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Family Office Series, Part II: The Pros and Cons of Forming a Family Office

Family Office Series, Part II: The Pros and Cons of Forming a Family OfficeA family with sufficient net worth, a shared vision for how to invest the family’s wealth, and the ability to communicate openly and resolve differences may be a good candidate to form a family office. There are a number of factors that a family should consider when deciding whether to form a family office. View Full Post
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Superior Court Amends Civil Rule 107 Regarding Briefs

The Superior Court recently announced amendments to Superior Court Civil Rule 107 regarding briefs.  The amendments include changes to Rule 107(b) and (h), as well as the adoption of Rule 107(j) and Form 48. Of note, the amendment to Rule 107 (h) redefines how the Court measures the length of briefs. View Full Post
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