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May 2016 Archives

How is child custody determined in New York?

As a parent who is divorcing, you may have concerns over the custody of your child. At the law firm of Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, we know that child custody is often one of the most contested aspects of many divorce cases. In order to help you understand what to expect, this post will discuss how child custody is determined in the state of New York.

Parenting agreements can strengthen parental bonds

Getting a divorce in New York essentially dissolves your relationship with your spouse but it does not put an end to the relationship that exists between you and your children. Here at Cobert Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, we understand how important it is to you to keep that parental bond strong and one way that you can continue to do that is through using a parenting agreement.

What factors determine alimony eligibility in NY?

If you are making the decision to divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce, you must address your changing financial circumstances. Here at Cobert Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, we often meet with New Yorkers whose spouses make significantly more money than they do. We understand the impact that losing a source of income can have on your life, and that you may need some financial help for a while.

The internet is not Vegas: Lessons about social media and divorce

It's not a new idea, yet it bears repeating: tread carefully on social media during divorce. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat - whatever the site or sites of choice, be warned that anything that goes online could potentially come back to haunt you. A recent publication in the Huffington Post discussed this issue, noting those going through a divorce should be aware of both the emotional and legal issues that can be tied to social media use when going through a divorce.

What are the benefits of divorce mediation?

Whether you have already filed for divorce or you are in the beginning stages of terminating your marriage, it is important to know all of your options. Divorce mediation has quickly become a popular alternative to litigation for many couples who wish to settle the terms of their divorce out of court. Although this form of divorce is not ideal for every case, it may be advantageous for some people who are filing for divorce in New York.