Articles From Wisselman & Associates

New York Reality TV Star Seeks Child Support

Bethany Frankel, of “Real Housewives of New York” fame, is recently reported to be seeking what some feel is a substantial amount of child support.

Couple Discusses Agreement that Weight Gain is Grounds for Divorce

Many married couples may feel that the phrase “For better or for worse, in sickness and in health” etc. would cover such things as weight gain or the inevitable physical changes that occur when the ...

Divorce Tax Consequences

Divorce is generally painful enough in terms of the emotional toll it takes on individuals. It can also create financial stress in terms of tax consequences.

Who Gets the Pets in a New York Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, most couples will be faced with tough decisions regarding marital property division, child custody, and other important issues.

Do You Need Legal Assistance in Protecting Your Fathers’ Rights?

If you are concerned that a divorce or child custody matter may negatively impact your relationship with your child or children then know that you do have rights.

New Legislation Puts Pressure on Potential Domestic Violence Repeat Offenders

New York Governor Cuomo recently announced new legislation that would greatly increase the penalties repeat offenders of domestic violence could be facing.

Child Custody Issues Emerge in Kennedy Divorce Case

According to information allegedly obtained from a legal affidavit that was part of the Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Mary Kennedy divorce case, instances of abusive behavior toward Mary’s step children ...

Federal Judge Rules Anti-Same Sex Marriage Law as Unconstitutional

A New York federal judge recently ruled that a law regarding marriage which resulted in the denial of disbursement of benefits to a surviving spouse in a same sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Divorce Shows Ripple Effect Amongst Social Groups

Your divorce can have unintended consequences on the marriages of your social circle, a new study seems to show.

Mother Battles To Keep Sons Away From Child Killer

The mother of two boys was shocked earlier this month when a family law court moved to allow her sons to live with their stepmother, who fatally shot her daughters twenty years ago.

Post-Divorce Legal Issues

The divorce is over, the legal issues have been decided, and you and your ex-spouse move on. You may think that ends your need for legal assistance as regards child custody, child support, or other ...

The Prenuptial Agreement: Do You Need One?

Most everyone knows that the longevity factor in today’s marriages is not very promising. Many marriages end in divorce, with statistics ranging from 30 to 50 percent. Your chances of maintaining a ...

Annulment in New York State

An annulment is a judgment by a court that retroactively invalidates a marriage. An annulment is different than a divorce, which is a court order that terminates a marriage.

Child Custody Modification in New York

In the state of New York, until the child either turns 21, or is emancipated, the court has the power and authority to modify child custody and visitation in the event a significant change in ...

New York State is an Equitable Distribution State

In the event of a divorce, there are two types of property distribution. The two types of distribution are called equitable distribution and community property.

Sole Custody Rights in New York

There are two types of custody when the custody. The first type, (physical custody) has to do with where the child lives and with which parent. The other type, (legal custody) involves the rights and ...

Prenuptial Agreements: Only for the Rich and Famous?

In a prenuptial agreement, you and your soon-to-be spouse sit down and create a written agreement concerning the financial consequences should your marriage end in divorce or a legal separation.

Mediation – A Better Way to Divorce

As saving money and time has become significantly more important in recessionary times, an increasing number of divorcing couples in this country are turning to divorce mediation as opposed to the ...

Bullying: What Actions You Can Take to Stop It

Bullying has once more come into the spotlight. Last year alone, a total of 34 children committed suicide as a direct result of bullying in the U.S.

The Responsibility of Will and Estate Planning

Successful people think in futures. They creatively use the resources they have at their disposal and plan for the future - this can and should include planning for the family’s future. Many changes ...
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