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A forum for discussion of the legal and practical matters of getting divorced in Upstate New York.

Equitable Distribution Analysis in a New York Divorce

This is the last post in our short series on equitable distribution.  The final step in an Equitable Distribution Analysis is distribution.  Marital property should be distributed “in a manner that reflects the individual needs and circumstances of the parties.” 

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Valuation of Assets and Liabilities

This is the second post in a series on equitable distribution in New York.  The first post addressed the first two steps in a four part equitable distribution analysis.  This post will address the third step. The third step in

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Equitable Distribution of Property Analysis in New York

In a New York matrimonial action the equitable distribution of property requires a four step analysis.  This post will examine the first two of these steps in order.  The final two steps will be discussed in two additional posts. The

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Separation of Siblings in New York Custody Cases

Every now and then a custody case comes along where a parent proposes to separate siblings.  The reasons that I have heard put forth for such an idea invariably are lame and have more to do with the parents’ problems

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Custody Determinations with Special Needs Children in New York

Custody cases in general are among the more difficult domestic relations cases. Custody cases that involve children with special needs are even more challenging for parents and attorneys. Courts have recognized the “unique challenges” presented by children with special needs

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Temporary Maintenance Cannot Be Paid in Eggs, Produce and Vegetables

New York adopted temporary maintenance guidelines in 2010.  Since their introduction these guidelines have been the source of a significant amount of litigation.  The statute contains a formula for the calculation of the presumptive amount of temporary maintenance.  It also

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Anthony Buono is among the leading domestic relations attorneys in the Capital District. His practice now is concentrated in domestic relations matters, including divorce and custody matters.

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