Westchester Mat Law Blog

What Is A Parenting Plan?

During divorce proceedings, most parents have their children’s welfare at the forefront of their minds, but sometimes the emotions involved in divorce cases make it hard for parents to think objectively about the day-to-day...

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Preparing For Your Initial Meeting With A Divorce Attorney

Consulting a divorce lawyer is never an easy task, but you can make it less stressful by coming to your initial consultation fully prepared. Knowing what to expect and bringing the proper documentation with...

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Retainer Agreements: What Are They? Do You Need One?

The term “retainer” is usually heard during discussions involving legal representation, but what is a retainer and why is it needed? A common misconception is that a retainer is a large sum of money...

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Considerations For Divorcing Parents With Special Needs Children

Every child is different. Every family is different. Westchester Matrimonial attorneys are experienced in advocating on behalf of parents and children with special needs. No matter what your child’s and family’s needs, an experienced...

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What Is A Fact Finding Hearing In A Child Abuse Or Neglect Case?

The fact finding hearing is a trial at which CPS or ACS will try to prove that abuse or neglect have occurred. If ACS or CPS fails to prove at least one of the...

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What Happens After CPS Files A Petition Against Me In Court?

If The Child Has NOT Been Removed From The Home On An Emergency Basis After a report is INDICATED and CPS or ACS files a petition in Court, the Court will set a date...

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What Happens After Administration Of Children’s Services (ACS) Or Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigates?

ACS or CPS will conduct its investigation into the report of abuse or neglect. A report of child abuse or neglect can have two outcomes. The first outcome is that the case can be...

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How Does A Child Abuse Or Neglect Case Begin?

A child abuse or neglect case begins when someone files a report of child abuse or neglect. Neglect and abuse means that the adult responsible for taking care of a child caused emotional or...

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When and How To Seek Out A Divorce Lawyer

Although a very personal journey, divorce is not something to go through alone. It is crucial to have an experienced and trusted divorce attorney by your side to help you understand your rights and...

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Different Types Of Child Custody

Child Custody or guardianship varies from state to state, and of course every case is different, but it is helpful to understand the different types of child custody and the general scenarios that couples...

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