February 10, 2022

Petition for child support in Family Court

Today we would like to discuss how to file a petition for child support in New York State. As a matter of law, all parents are deemed responsible for the financial support of their children, regardless of whether they are divorced or were never married. All parents in New York […]
February 10, 2021

Family Court petition for an Order of Protection

If you are a victim of domestic violence, your rights in New York State are protected by law and you may apply to Court for Order of Protection. Domestic violence is a general term describing various crimes and offenses committed between the members of the same family or household, as […]
March 25, 2020

Why do I need a Prenuptial Agreement?

In this challenging time of Covid-19 public health emergency, we need to remind ourselves that life is still going on. Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order allowing people to get marriage licenses remotely and get married via video conference. As Governor Cuomo jokingly noted, there is no […]
April 12, 2019

Grounds for Modification of Child Support Order

Often times in our practice, clients ask us how they can modify their child support obligations, do they have grounds for modification of child support. As life circumstances change, people change jobs, their income may be reduced or their business may not do well, or they may start another family. […]
September 1, 2017

Arrested For Domestic Violence Offense. Criminal and Family Court

  Domestic violence is a general term describing various crimes and offenses committed between the members of the same family or household, as this term is defined in New York Family Court Act (“FCA”). This includes not only spouses or former spouses, parents and children but also people who are […]
May 25, 2020

Domestic violence and Covid-19 pandemic

  During this challenging time of Covid-19 pandemic and resulting Stay at home Orders covering 90% of the United States population, there have been reports of increased rates of domestic violence arrests in New York and elsewhere in the country. This is understandable, because people are locked down in their […]