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  • Common Divorce Myths

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 29-Nov-2017

    The divorce process can be emotional, complicated, and just plain difficult. If you are going through a divorce, you are likely to receive advice from every which direction, but before listening, make sure you know the facts. However well-intended the advice, many people have very incorrect perceptions of how divorce works in New York. So, before you follow inaccurate advice, make sure you know ...
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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Fathers' Rights

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 15-Nov-2017

    As a father, you may worry how your relationship with your child will be affected following a divorce or breakup with the mother of your child. This is a common concern for many, though it is one you need not have in today’s day and age. Fathers’ rights are now more protected than ever, and a trusted New York City divorce attorney will advocate for what you deserve. Here are 5 things ...
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  • What Can I do if My Ex Wants to Go Out of the Country with My Kids?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 23-Aug-2017

    Now that it’s summer and the kids are home, you might be thinking of getting away for a family vacation. For many divorced couples, figuring out a vacation custody agreement can be a difficult challenge. This is especially true when both parents can’t agree on custody arrangements for traveling out of country. Usually, a court order for vacations with a minor child will often restrict ...
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  • Family Law Attorney Scott I. Orgel Named one of NAFLA's Top 10 New York Family Law Attorneys Under 40

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 31-Jul-2017

    We at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC are thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Scott I. Orgel has been named one of NAFLA’s Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 for the state of New York! This incredible accomplishment is established by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, an organization devoted to finding the premier family law attorneys in the United States. Less than 1% of ...
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  • Jane Crow: Children's Services' Overreaching Practices

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 28-Jul-2017

    New York’s Administration for Children’s Services was created to protect kids from the abuse or neglect of their families. However, there has been a disturbing trend in Children’s Services that allows them to take kids away from their parents on the grounds the child’s safety is at risk without sufficient evidence to prove such an assertion. This trend has been a particular ...
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  • What Can You Do If Your Ex Violates Your Child Custody Agreement?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 22-May-2017

    Violating a custody agreement is a serious issue, and could lead to harsh consequences for the offending parent. Not only is it a violation of a court order, but changing custody arrangements can have a severe impact on your child, leading to emotional distress and hurt feelings. In order to handle the situation, consider the following options. Talk to Your Ex Try discussing the issue with your ...
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  • High Quality Legal Work at a Fair Rate: Managing Costs in Divorce and Family Law Cases

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 25-Apr-2017

    Cost is one of the largest concerns people have when it comes to seeking a divorce or resolving a family law matter. Although divorce and family law cases have earned a reputation for being costly, that does not mean they have to be inexcusably expensive. In fact, our legal team at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC is committed to keeping costs reasonable for all clients we represent through the efficient ...
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  • How to Use Social Media During a Divorce

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 15-Feb-2017

    Today’s world is more connected and instantaneously accessible than ever thanks to inventions like the smartphone, Wi-Fi, and social networks. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and a host of other online sites have offered people the ability to connect and interact with each other in ways that often are impossible away from their computer or smartphone screens. As a result, these online actions ...
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  • What to Do If You Suspect Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 30-Jan-2017

    There’s no question about it, divorce can be messy. Spouses are given the difficult task of separating their lives and assets during an emotionally volatile time. It may come as no surprise that heated conflicts often arise. Unfortunately, these disputes sometimes cross the legal line, such as when a spouse attempts to hide marital assets during the division of property. This can be ...
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  • 5 Concerns for Couples Facing a High Asset Divorce

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 19-Jan-2017

    While no divorce may be free of financial difficulties, for high net worth couples, the legal process can be particularly challenging. From the division of complex assets and business interest to spousal support orders, many areas can require special attention. Below our blog outlines five considerations for couples going through a high asset divorce. The valuation of complex assets : While unique ...
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  • Millennials Protecting Intellectual Property Over Cash

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 6-Jan-2017

    As the millennial generation has grown up and started to marry, we’ve begun to see some interesting changes in their trends. A somewhat-jaded attitude towards the institution can be seen in the increased percentage of couples who sign a prenuptial agreement. However, millennials are signing these agreements for a different reason than ever before: to protect their intellectual property as ...
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  • Reformation of an Agreement of Equitable Distribution is Not Easy

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 12-Dec-2016

    New York is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital property is fairly (not necessarily equally ) divided at divorce. Equitable division considers what each spouse contributed to the marriage in order to determine exactly what each spouse is entitled to and what they will need to move forward after the divorce. Striving for a fair outcome, the judge will consider the following: ...
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  • Non-Biological Parents May Now Seek Visitation or Custody

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 9-Dec-2016

    As a New York family law attorney, I have spoken to many members of the LGBT community over the years who were the non-biological parent of a child conceived by their partner. Until recently, I had to advise them that if they did not adopt the biological child, they would lose their rights to visitation or custody in the event of a breakup with their partner. However, a decision rendered in August ...
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  • Modifying an Existing Child Custody Arrangement

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 28-Nov-2016

    The best interests of a child are central to any decision about child custody, but their needs – and their parent’s ability to meet those needs – may change over time. When this happens, either parent may request a modification of the child custody arrangement. In general, if the terms concerning child custody have been agreed and included in a separation agreement, they will not ...
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  • When Could Separate Property Be Divided in a Divorce?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 29-Aug-2016

    Equitable Distribution in New York: Marital Property vs. Separate Property New York is an equitable distribution state, which means that all marital property will be divided in a manner that is fair and equitable when a marriage ends in divorce. What this does NOT mean is that there will be an even, 50/50 split. Generally, property acquired during the marriage by either spouse will be subject to ...
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  • How Do Military Parents Handle Child Custody Issues?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 23-Aug-2016

    Appointing a Temporary Guardian for Your Child If you are being deployed and want your children to live with another family member, you have several different options. That family member can petition for guardianship or custody of the child in family court, you can sign a letter giving that family member temporary decision-making rights for the education and health care of your child, or you can ...
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  • What Parents Can Do to Avoid Parental Alienation and Estrangement

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 26-Apr-2016

    When it comes to marital issues and divorce, it can be easy for parents to involve innocent children who do not fully understand what is occurring. In many cases, parents may participate in parental alienation or estrangement without comprehending the consequences these acts may have on their children or their relationships with their children. In a book titled, Bold Love, authors Dr. Dan Allender ...
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  • Why Do So Many Couples Divorce in January?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 5-Jan-2016

    When the New Year comes around, so do New Year’s resolutions. For some, their resolutions are to lose excess body weight. For others, their resolutions are to travel to different countries. Still, some hope to achieve far more drastic, life-changing experiences—divorce. Various studies show that January is the most popular month for individuals to file for divorce. Unhappy spouses may ...
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  • Will Facebook Be a Part of Your Divorce Case?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 10-Nov-2015

    It may come as a surprise to learn that “Facebook divorce” is a real term. This phrase refers to the increased number of divorces that have occurred as a result of discoveries made on different social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and more. Aside from allowing old friends and family members to reconnect with each other, these sites open forms of communication that have ...
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  • What Can My Spouse and I Do to Help Our Children After Divorce?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 8-Sep-2015

    Divorce can be difficult for an entire family, not just the two spouses. Inevitably, shared children suffer feelings of confusion, sadness, frustration, and much more after they have witnessed their parents’ separation. For this reason, it is important that divorcing parents consider the wellbeing and security of their children. To begin, it is important that you and your spouse explain the ...
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  • 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 24-Aug-2015

    Divorce can be complicated and frustrating. Because divorce is usually the result of two persons who have grown apart, disagreements can become quite frequent during the process. That is why it is important to contact an experienced divorce attorney if you are contemplating divorce. A skilled divorce lawyer can ensure that all fine details and expenses are explored. Because divorce can be a ...
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  • Divorce: 5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Process

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 17-Aug-2015

    Divorce can be a frustrating and difficult process. It can affect you emotionally, mentally, and physically. To help with the process, we have listed a few mistakes to avoid when filing for divorce. By avoiding these five errors, the process of divorce may be less frustrating than you had expected. 1. Not Hiring an Attorney Many individuals assume the divorce process will be simple without the ...
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  • What Type of Divorce Is Right for Me?

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 2-Mar-2015

    Unfortunately, filing for divorce is never easy. Even if you and your spouse appear to be on the same page, things can still get messy. For this reason, you shouldn’t try to handle this process on your own. What you may not realize is that there are numerous ways to legally end your marriage —including annulments, collaborative divorce, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, no-fault ...
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  • Understanding Palimony Laws in New York

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 30-Dec-2014

    Thanks to Sesame Street, palimony has been a frequent topic of discussion in recent news. The term "palimony" describes a claim made by one party in a non-marital relationship against the other party for either support or property. New Jersey actor Roscoe Orman, 70, is best known as Gordon on the iconic children's television show, Sesame Street. In August, 2013, he was ordered by a ...
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  • Grandparents' VIsitation Rights to Children of Deceased Parent

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 18-Apr-2012

    Grandparent's rights are governed by the golden rule in custody and visitation cases. The golden rule is that the court will act in the best interests of the child. The Domestic Relations Law 72 grants grandparents standing to seek visitation with their grandchild consistent with the best interests of the child when one or both of the parents is or are deceased. The failure of a parent and ...
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