Tag Archives: Rachel Silberstein

Custody and Parenting Time Amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak and Quarantine

The last couple of weeks have marked new and uncharted territory in all New Yorker’s lives. Governor Cuomo has issued sweeping executive orders on a weekly, if not daily basis, restricting more and more businesses and group activities, as the … Continue reading

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The New Maintenance Cap and What it Means for Your Divorce

      THE NEW MAINTENANCE CAP AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR DIVORCE If you are going through a divorce, then you are most likely aware of the “maintenance guidelines”, a statutory formula that directs how much maintenance (spousal … Continue reading

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The Mediation Process and When You Should (or Should Not) Choose Mediation

As an attorney that has been practicing Matrimonial and Family Law for over ten years, I’ll admit that I was not a big fan of Mediation until recently. I have always been a big proponent of settling cases out of … Continue reading

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Proposed Amendments to Take Guesswork Out of Maintenance Awards

  One major aspect of resolving any divorce is resolving support issues. While child support sometimes becomes complicated, there is a statutory formula that has been in place for decades which governs the calculation of basic child support, as well … Continue reading

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What the Palm Beach Circumcision Case is really about

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-circumcision-mother-court-hearing-20150522-story.html#page=1 By now we’ve all seen this story in the news, and a lot of you may have even been outraged by it.  The Palm Beach Circumcision Case came to an end yesterday when the mother of the four and … Continue reading

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The Presumption of Legitimacy and Legal Rights to Children- time to revise the law

Paternity cases are usually pretty straight forward.  Either the mother of a child petitions the court to establish paternity of a purported father of her child, or the father petitions the court to establish his rights as a parent.  A … Continue reading

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