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

Annulment in New York

An annulment is a legal action that determines that the marriage is not legally valid.  A divorce terminates a valid marriage.  You do not hear of many marriages being annulled in New York and that is because there are very

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The Relevance of Adultery in Custody Cases

In our age where the moral stigma of divorce is almost gone, there is still a certain stigma to adultery.  Although people who have affairs no longer are branded with a scarlet letter, most people are a little leery of

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What a Trainwreck

After seventeen years laboring in the pit of despair that is the Family Court, I know that I have not seen it all, not do I ever wish to.  However, there is not too much that shocks me anymore.  Nevertheless,

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New York State Parent Education & Awareness Program

All too often kids are the victims in divorces and custody battles.  Protecting kids from the conflict between their parents is among the most important things parents can do for their children.  There are some resources available to help parents

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How Not To React When You Are Served With Court Papers

Today we have another installment of “How Not To React When You Are Served With Court Papers.” Most people when they are served with court papers react appropriately. They do not attack the process server or verbally lash out at

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Relocation of a Custodial Parent: Part 4

As discussed in the previous articles in this series, a court will determine a custodial parent request to relocate with a child over the objection of a non-custodial parent by using the factors set forth in the Tropea case. The

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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 and collaborative law. He is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District. He also is a member of the New York State and Columbia County Bar Associations.

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