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2015 Legislative Changes in Matrimonial and Family Law in New York State

By Sherri Donovan, Esq. A permanent maintenance formula will come into effect in New York this year for the first time. On June 24, 2015, the New York State Senate passed a bill that will bring a number of revisions … Continue reading

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The Modern Family

The American family has undergone dramatic change over the past century. Most notably, the new millennium brought a shake-up in the make-up of the family unit. The “traditional” family that rose to its zenith during the 1950s—the first-time-married breadwinner-husband and homemaker-wife and their children—is no longer the majority. Today, the majority of children under age 18 live with either both unmarried parents, one unmarried parent, each parent part of the time, a remarried parent and his/her spouse, a parent cohabiting with a new partner, or neither parent. Most children growing up in the twenty-first century also live either in a two-income household or a single-parent household headed by a working mom. Continue reading

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My Passion for Cuba

I recently was one of the first Americans to travel to Cuba solo without an organized group (although still licensed for educational purposes). My first trip was in March, 2015, a couple of weeks before the solo trip.  The first … Continue reading

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Divorce In The Digital Age Part II

The Attorney – Client Digital Relationship It is important for the attorney and client in a family law matter to establish the means of communication between lawyer and client. Are e-mails permitted at all hours? When will they be reviewed … Continue reading

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Divorce In The Digital Age Part I

Social Media Can Be Harmful In Custody And Parenting Disputes Photos and postings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites can be used by your spouse, attorneys, and other matrimonial professionals to collect information, demonstrate irresponsible parenting, and … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements And How To Do Them Right

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NYSBA Family Law Review | Spring 2014 | Vol. 46 | No. 1

Determining “Custody” of Beloved Companion Pets in Matrimonial Actions By Sherri Donovan Trisha Murray and Shannon Travis had a short marriage—marrying in 2012, filing for divorce in 2013. They had no children, few assets and their sole dispute was over … Continue reading

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