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Co-parenting with religious differences

You are free to make your own religious choices and determine what is best for your children. In fact, the First Amendment protects your right to raise your children under the religion of your choice. Unfortunately that can become difficult when co-parenting with someone of another faith. You may disagree with how your ex wants to raise the kids or they may dispute your choices.

Attorneys can help with your contentious child custody battles

An order promulgated by a New York court is basically a set of instructions that the parties covered by its terms must follow in order to remain in compliance with certain responsibilities. Many types of litigation may result in courts creating orders that stipulate the future conduct of the parties to the cases, and orders are a common part of family law proceedings.

What is domestic violence?

Some people in New York may think that domestic violence is limited to physical attacks. However, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides a broad definition of what constitutes domestic violence. Domestic violence occurs between intimate partners and can involve physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Domestic violence does not have to follow a pattern or happen regularly. It may look very different from household to household, but generally involves the desire of the abuser to control their victim.

Athlete waived from team due to domestic violence claim

As previously discussed on this New York family law blog, domestic violence is a serious problem that does not limit itself to only affecting individuals of certain social, economic or ethnic backgrounds. It is an issue for communities all throughout the nation, and despite its pervasiveness it can feel incredibly isolating as victims often suffer alone. However, stories of domestic violence often hit the national news when famous individuals are involved in the claims.

New York divorces may be based on fault or no-fault grounds

In 2010, New York became the final state in the country to provide its residents with a no-fault grounds for divorce. Prior to the change of law divorcing parties had to choose a fault ground to include in their proceedings, just to finalize the process. This was true even if the parties were pursuing an uncontested divorce and both desired to end their marriage.

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