Note: This article is the second part of a series. To read Part One, click here. Families come in many shapes and sizes today, and the law has not kept up with medicine or social values that have created them. Until now. You may be raising the child of your spouse or partner, caring for…

The most prophetic things any judge ever said to me about custody was “do you hate the other person more than you love your child? If so, you will do anything that hurts him/her.”  Consider: are your negative feelings towards the other parent greater than your love for your child? Many people come into my…

New York has an extremely complicated and convoluted court system. Until such time as there is a constitutional convention (and I’m not holding my breath for that) we will have to continue to navigate this complex maze. In order to make things more understandable for families and couples in dispute, the following is a summary…

Mediation. Many of you have heard of it. Some of you may have experienced it. In this article, I will discuss what mediation is, what it is not, and the positives and negatives of mediation in the context of a matrimonial or family law matter. What is mediation? Mediation is an alternative method to resolving…

I recently read an article that said one-third of divorces are caused by Facebook!  I found this hard to believe. First, how do you measure something as complicated as the demise of a marriage and attribute it to one thing? Second, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t walking into anyone’s home and making them do anything that they…

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