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The different types of an order for protection in New York

In New York, it is unfortunate that there is abuse and allegations of abuse in some relationships. For the alleged victim and the person who is accused of committing the abuse, it is important to understand how the law acts to provide protection and limit the contact. The aspects of an order for protection include a Family Court order, criminal court order, and a Supreme Court Order. Both parties should be aware of how they differ and act accordingly. As always, having legal assistance and advice is vital to a case.

What is a tax refund offset with child support?

As tax time rapidly approaches, many will anxiously await an expected tax refund. If, however, they owe past-due child support, there is the possibility that there will be a tax refund offset that will collect what is owed from their refund. For noncustodial parents who are facing this reality, it is important to understand what the tax refund offset program is. If there is a dispute over child support or any other issue related to a divorce, having legal advice is key.

Appeal in high asset divorce stays ruling to sell art collection

With the number of people who are wealthy in New York, a high asset divorce is a common occurrence. Some are more amicable than others, but there will inevitably be issues regarding property interests as the case moves forward. While many disagreements stem over assets that are more easily valued, high-end collectibles can also be the source of rancor. When it is a couple who collected expensive artwork, the splitting of these assets and how the courts will address it can be complex. Having legal advice from a law firm that handles high asset cases is advisable.

Divorce of former mayor and wife grows contentious

There are unique challenges in every New York divorce. When it is a high-profile couple and a high asset divorce, it is even more difficult to navigate as the case is frequently played out in the public eye. Both sides could face endless dispute about property, assets, bank accounts and more. When there is an ongoing divorce and it is growing increasingly complex and contentious, it is crucial that there be experienced legal assistance to help with the case.

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