Protecting Your Financial Interests In Divorce
- No Emergency Fund? Here’s How to Start One—Fast: Although most people find it difficult to set aside reserves, it is critical to have some financial cushion against an unexpected financial emergency. Find out how.
- Value of a Professional Degree in Divorce Could Be Changing: A professional degree has always been considered a marital asset, but that law has changed.
- Child Support Standards Act: When to Cap and When to Deviate: An important article discussing the standards for determining child support orders and how to maximize potential in child support disputes.
Protecting Your Children In the Divorce Process
- No Choice for Children: In this article, Buffalo divorce lawyer Catharine Venzon discusses the importance of a court-appointed Attorney for the Child in New York law, the need to consider the child’s wishes when advocating for the child and the importance of adequate qualifications for anyone taking up this role.
- A Primer on New York Parenting Plans: Learn the basics about creating a parenting plan in New York.
- How to Tell Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce: It is important to plan your conversations carefully with your children regarding an upcoming divorce.
Divorce And Immigration Law
- U.S. Sponsors of Foreign Nationals Beware: If you sign form I-864 as a U.S. citizen sponsor on behalf of an immigrant, you are agreeing to provide any financial support they might need. The law allows for a lawsuit if you fail to provide this support, and the requirement for support does not end with divorce or separation.
- Your Passport: A Privilege for Those Who Pay Child Support: Parents who fail to pay child support could lose their passports according to New York law.
- Aliens and Divorce — Overcoming Marriage Fraud: There are strict laws in place to protect against marriage fraud: people coming into the country on a marriage visa without a bona fide marriage.
- Matrimonial Jurisdiction for Aliens: Formerly, aliens had difficulty bringing matrimonial actions in New York courts because they did not satisfy the “residence” requirement. The law has changed, so now aliens can file for divorce and exercise their rights in New York courts.
- Divorce Does Not Equal Deportation: Matrimonial lawyers must know how to blend family law and immigration law when representing foreign nationals in divorce proceedings.
- Bringing Domestic Violence Out into the Open: The laws continue to evolve and change to protect victims of domestic violence. Know the facts.
- Protecting Families From Domestic Violence: Learn how to get the help you need to be free from domestic violence.
The Divorce, Pre-Divorce and Post-Divorce Processes
- Retirement Can Lead to Divorce Among Older Couples: Divorce rates have been increasing among couples 50 and older. It is important to consider how to maintain your relationship even after your lives change drastically due to retirement.
- Social Media Moves Into Prenuptial Agreements: In effort to preserve their reputations in the event of divorce, more and more couples are including social media clauses in their prenuptial agreements.
- Mediation: The Big Lie: Mediation is not the simple, cost-effective solution that many attorneys claim. In fact, there are significant risks and dangers involved. Learn more.
- Working on Post-Judgment Modifications: A detailed article from divorce lawyer Catharine Venzon explaining all of the details of post-divorce modifications.