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June 2014 Archives

New York dads must weigh pros and cons of paternity leave

How do modern New York fathers feel about paternity leave? A recent survey indicates that fathers today feel entitled to "a few days" of paternity leave after the birth of their child(ren).

Complex divorce ahead for hedge fund manager worth billions

A New York fund manager and his wife of 28 years have decided to call it quits. Although the pair has not yet formally filed the paperwork for their high asset divorce, insiders say that the couple hopes to end their marriage amicably and quickly. The man could end up paying a significant amount in the breakup, though; a minority owner in the Pittsburgh Steelers, his estimated net worth rings in at about $10 billion.

Prenuptial agreements now contain social media clauses

New York family law attorneys are seeing a new trend involving social media in couples who come to them to have prenuptial agreements drawn up. Many are asking for a social media clause to be included in the standard contracts.

Mental illness can permanently damage your child custody rights

Did you know that the state of New York could conceivably take your child for an indefinite length of time based on your potential future mental health concerns? It has been happening throughout the nation for years, and the child custody practice is drawing increased concern from advocates for parents' rights. The question deals with "predictive neglect," defined as the risk that a mentally ill parent could endanger the safety of the child.

Divorce can be a civil affair

Some marriages are harder to get out of than others are. Consider the case where two Brooklyn men, sons of a rabbi, who last year pleaded guilty to extortion in a case with charges that included conspiracy to commit kidnapping, according to a United States attorney.

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