I represent clients in all types of family law matters, including, but not limited to, prenuptial agreements, divorces, child custody, child support, enforcement and modifications of child support and child custody.
I write very detailed pre and post nuptial agreements which help couples delineate their separate and marital property and allow them to enter into or continue their marriage with agreed upon structure and expectations.
Whether in Family Court or within a Supreme Court divorce action, I have experience in difficult custody cases, whether my client is establishing custody for the first time, or modifying a previous agreement or court determination.
I have experience and very good strategies for divorces which may involve difficult separate property issues, hidden assets and other complex financial and distribution issues.
I will give you straight answers and practical advice based on my knowledge of the law and experience. Situations are not often clear cut and I am skilled in fashioning creative solutions for difficult situations. Whether your case demands aggressive litigation or creative settlement efforts, I always focus on helping you and your family achieve the results you desire in a respectful, dignified and cost-effective manner.
Divorce does not have to be a long, drawn-out process, draining you emotionally and financially. I do not have the expensive overhead of a large firm and I pledge that I will always use the most expedient, practical and the most cost-effective ways to resolve each issue and your entire case. I will keep you apprised of all developments in your case and strive to return all calls and emails within 24 hours. Please contact my office to schedule a complimentary introductory consultation.
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- New York
- Wesleyan University
- B.A. | History major
- Fordham University School of Law
- New York State Bar # 2282929
- - Current
- Q. Husband earned a SEC license while married. I’m told the license would have to be evaluated to find out it’s worth to me
- A: You're referring to the old O'Brien enhanced earnings doctrine, which the courts are no longer applying. What you could currently seek, is spousal support based on his enhanced earnings, but there are many other factors you need to meet for spousal support.
- Q. My ex-husband worked for NYS Department of Corrections, he retired January 2019.
- A: Your Settlement Agreement or Judgment of Divorce should have included provisions/language regarding a QDRO, or DRO to be filed for each - the pension and the 401(k). Contact the attorney who handled your divorce. You will have to pay her/him.
- Q. My ex domestic partner owns the house I live in with our 2 kids. This is the only home they know.
- A: Yes, the courts will not kick him out of his separate property. If you have, or get residential custody of your two children, you can get child support from him.
- Q. New custody order for our 5 year old and we split half nights each month with no custodial parent, who pays support?
- A: All depends on the incomes of the parents. If they are close to equal then no support. If one makes a lot less than the other, then the "monied" parent could be ordered to pay support.
- Q. No custodial parent and equal nights in the court order but one parent only chooses to see child 4 nights of 28 a month?
- A: The parent who has the child the majority of the time should file a petition for support. She/he should keep a calendar, showing the exact dates the other parent has taken the child, and print emails/texts which may show the other parent saying she/he will not be taking the child.
- Q. Can child enforcement charge me child support. For same child they owe me suppot for?
- A: You would be credited for any support which is owed you against the child support you owe.
- Q. I'm 34, my father rarely paid support when I was a minor. I'm not sure what his arrears are but I'm sure a lot.
- A: No, if the child support order was that your mother receive child support, then she receives any arrears.
- Q. Can ex-wife get back-child support on more than 2012 court-ordered $600? PRIOR W2 shows I should pay $1200
- A: NY is very much a contract state, except when it comes to child support. The law is that children must be adequately supported. There is no right to an upward modification without the custodial party showing need for more support. Even if you are earning more, your ex-wife needs to show that the current child support is not sufficient. I am not sure why a 2009 NYS stipulation of settlement would have 18 as the emancipation age. If that wasn't merely a typo, you could argue that you contracted for 18 to be the age of emancipation.
- Q. Can I pay the retainer fee with our marital money, AFTER the dirvorce was filed?
- A: Yes. All expenses may be adjusted when equitable distribution is determined.