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January 2019 Archives

Pensions, retirement accounts have special divorce requirements

People often work at companies that offer retirement benefits. This is a great way that you can save for your retirement and know that you will be taken care of in the future. There is one situation that might throw a wrench in those plans – a divorce. If you are going through a divorce, you will have to determine how those retirement assets will be divided.

4 ways to achieve the good faith burden of proof for a relocation

If you're a single parent trying to advocate in court to relocate with your children, you could be facing a losing battle if the other parent doesn't agree with your wish to move away. However, if you can prove that the move is in the best interests of your child and you can meet the good faith burden of proof for why it's in their best interests, you might be able to get approval to relocate.

Do grandparents in New York have custody rights?

As a New York grandparent, a time may come when you want to establish legal custody over your grandchild. Maybe your grandchild’s parents are behind bars, or perhaps you have concerns about one or both parents abusing alcohol or drugs. Regardless of your reasoning for wanting custody of your grandchild, however, you will need to demonstrate certain things in order to be successful in your effort.

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