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Legal Articles, Divorce & Family Law

Divorce, Grief and Starting Over

Divorce and grief go hand-in-hand. The end of a marriage that began with dreams of happily ever after is now a heartbreak. Whether you are looking to keep the marriage together or if you are taking the first steps to move on, the decision to separate is profound.

Alimony / Spousal Support

Alimony or spousal support is typically addressed in an initial action for a divorce.

Child Custody and Child Support

The initial creation of a time sharing arrangement or a Parenting Plan can be difficult.

Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

A divorce typically involves four areas of concern:

Do It Yourself Divorce – Good or Bad?

Facing a divorce is hard enough. Facing the potential costs of divorce doesn’t make it any easier. This is why many people are turning to the “do-it-yourself” approach. But is this a good idea?

Child Support Basics in Minnesota

Child support is a common element of a divorce involving minor children, paternity, and custody actions in Minnesota. A child support order can include three different components: basic child support, medical support, and child care support.

Pamphlets on procedure for self-represented parties

Community Legal Education Association, a lawyer supported legal access and information agency has asked me to prepare a series of pamphlets to provide a "how to and what to do" in Divorce or Separation proceedings in our Court of Queen's Bench. There are radically different procedures coming into force by the end of 2018.

Do Grandparents have Visitation Rights in NY?

Visitation rights for Grandparents is a common question raised in Family Courts today. The good news is that New York is quite flexible when it comes to grandparents’ visitation. Divorce and Family Law Attorney Fred Clarke, Esq. looks at how the Courts deal with this issue.

DIVORCE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

A key issue at the commencement of a divorce proceeding is accounting for the assets acquired and the debts accumulated by a couple during the course of a marriage.

FIVE TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A CHILD CUSTODY HEARING

A child custody hearing represents one of the most significant of proceedings held in divorce cases. Because of the significant nature of a child custody hearing, a parent needs to be well prepared for the proceeding. There are five key tips to bear in mind when preparing for a custody hearing.

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