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October 2018 Archives

How does an emancipated child impact family law and divorce?

When a couple in New York State decides to end their marriage and there are children from the relationship, it is likely that one parent will be ordered to pay child support to the other. There can be many contentious issues in a family law and divorce case, and one of the most complex is determining the payments required to provide for a child. The supporting parent might not want to pay the amount ordered, and the custodial parent will frequently ask for more.

With business law in New York, should I use a C corp?

It takes a certain amount of intestinal fortitude and fearlessness for anyone to start a business, but when that business will begin in New York, it is even more impressive given the competition and challenges. Regardless of the business idea and how viable it is, there are aspects of business law that cannot be ignored. One is determining what type of corporation to use. One of the most common is a C corp. Knowing the difference between the different alternatives is key to making an informed decision and avoiding problems as time passes. Legal help is always critical in any such endeavor.

How is abandonment defined in New York family law and divorce?

With family law and divorce in New York, there are certain requirements that a person must meet when they are ending their marriage. Understanding this is critical to a successful resolution to a case. While couples who want to divorce can simply say there is an irretrievable breakdown in the relationship - also referred to as "no-fault" - it is not an automatic guarantee that the divorce will be granted. For many, it is wise to be more specific with the reason(s) they are parting ways.

From popping the question to breaking the news you want a divorce

Arguments may have evoked threats of separation or divorce. Many couples find themselves verbally pushing hot buttons, making assumptions, accusations and expressing suspicion. But when do you know it is really time to go your separate ways? How do you make it clear to your partner that the arguments are over and you are resolute in your decision to legally divorce?

What is an Order of Filiation in family law and divorce?

One of the most important aspects of child support, child custody and visitation rights in a New York State family law and divorce is identifying the biological father. Frequently, this is referred to as paternity. Part of establishing paternity is seeking an Order of Filiation in Family Court. There are certain circumstances when this might be necessary. For parents who fall into this category, it is important to understand these circumstances to ensure they enjoy all the rights they are entitled to under the law. Having legal assistance is an important factor in any family law case.

Creating a legal will for estate planning and probate

It is common to see news stories of people in dispute over an estate in New York. In some instances, it will be due to the decedent dying intestate and not having a will at all. In others, it is because the estate planning and probate did not yield what many heirs and prospective heirs expected to receive. To avoid any rancor and confusion, drafting an estate plan should adhere to the law. Knowing the basic requirements to creating a will and how it can be created is a key factor in its validity and effectiveness.

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