September 13

New York Times on Custody Issues Facing Same-Sex Couples

In an article dated September 12, 2014, the New York Times addressed one of the many custody problems facing same-sex couples. The article, titled “Parenthood Denied by the Law-After a Same-Sex Couple’s Breakup, a Custody Battle” explores the custody struggles of a Nassau County lesbian couple after they broke up. The article briefly mentions that.

August 26

USA Today Article on Pet Custody

USA Today Article on Pet Custody

  USA Today has published a very interesting article about the litigation of custody of pets in divorce. The article also addresses the recent decision in the New York County Supreme Court matter of Travis v. Murray in which Judge Matthew Cooper used a “best for all concerned” standard in determining custody of the two and.

July 7

Social Media Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements

Social Media Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements

In an ideal, perfect world, marriages last forever. In the real world, however, it is a sad reality that there is a 50/50 chance the average couple – that being you and the love of your life, your soul mate, your knight in shining armor, your perfect match – will not survive as a legally-married.

July 1

New Law Creates 25 New Family Court Judge Positions in New York

Recently, the New York State Legislature approved 25 new Family Court Judgeships throughout New York State. The Bill passed almost unanimously, with only two dissenters in the Assembly and one dissenter in the Senate. Governor Andrew Cuomo approved the legislation and signed it into law on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Under the Bill, nine judges.

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