Westchester Mat Law Blog

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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What Are A Father’s Parental Rights Following A Divorce?

Now more than ever Fathers involved in divorce proceedings are fighting and winning cases regarding parental rights, custody, and child support. It is important to note that whether you are a man or a...

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What Is Guardianship?

Guardianship Of A Child Guardianship is a legal arrangement that is commonly misunderstood. It can be complicated, and is regularly confused with other legal decisions like custody. Guardianship is when the court appoints a...

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Mediation – Part One

Mediation in matrimonial matters has evolved with a stigma of producing agreements that are non-compliant with New York State Domestic Relations Law and in setting parties up for economic failure. Much like matrimonial arbitration,...

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Mediation – Part Two

Agreements settling matrimonial disputes through mediation have suffered scrutiny for being non-compliant with New York State Domestic Relations Law. The first part of this article, which was published in the July Newsletter, provided a...

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Spousal Maintenance

What is spousal maintenance? Spousal maintenance may be awarded when a couple divorces.  Spousal maintenance is a periodic payment from one former spouse to another intended to assist the less-monied spouse in becoming self-supporting...

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