March 17

Confidentiality in Divorces

How to Keep Personal Information Private in a Divorce? A very common concern in any family law or divorce case is a party’s desire to keep their address confidential. Domestic Relations Law § 254 speaks to these concerns. Section 1 of the statute provides: Confidentiality can be requested by a party’s motion to the court.

March 13

How Does a Child Become Emancipated in New York?

How Does a Child Become Emancipated in New York?

Parents are obligated to financially support their children until the child reaches age 21 or is otherwise emancipated.  Grounds for emancipation prior to the child reaching age 21 include: Emancipation cases, especially in claims of a child being self-supporting, are very fact-specific and often require a detailed analysis of the child’s lifestyle.  The precise definition.

December 14

How Does a Woman Go Back to Her Maiden Name After a Divorce?

How Does a Woman Go Back to Her Maiden Name After a Divorce?

A very common question for any matrimonial attorney is how does the wife go back to the use of her maiden name after the divorce. New York Domestic Relations Law 240-a addresses this issue. That section provides: Judgment or decree; additional provision. In any action or proceeding brought under the provisions of this chapter wherein.

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