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Protecting Children of Divorce Against Weaponized Social Media, Part 1: Exploring the Harmful Effects

In his three-part series, Gus Dimopoulos uses recent decisions such as and ‘Kassenoff v. Kassenoff’ and
‘Walsh v. Russell’ to discuss the detrimental effects of social media on children in divorce cases and the importance the above rulings have on protecting children of divorcing parents. Part Two in this series will look at how social media companies and the courts are falling short on providing protection. Part Three will examine what’s being done about it.

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Westchester Magazine- Q&A Topic: The New Spousal Support Law and High Net Worth Divorce

Q: What’s the most significant change in how spousal support (alimony) is calculated since the June 2015 enactment of the new Domestic Relations Law §236 (B) (5-a)?

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Bleakley Platt & Schmidt

Friends and Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP has formed a matrimonial practice group, and I have joined the firm as of counsel to lead the new group. I will continue to maintain my own practice while leading Bleakley Platt’s matrimonial practice. 

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Divorce Is In The Air: Post-Holidays Bring Rise in Couples Who Want to Divorce

For many people, the holidays are a time to get together with extended family, share traditions, or perhaps even take a long-awaited vacation. At a time when most things in our lives are supposed to be happier and more joyful, some couples are facing the realization that divorce may be imminent. Instead of feeling hopeful for the new year approaching, and the possibilities for changes and improvements that a new year can bring, some couples are feeling completely disillusioned and fearful.

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“Bird's Nest”: A Co-Parenting Arrangement

A “bird's nest” co-parenting arrangement is one that is uniquely child-centered. It may work for some families, but certainly not for others. However, done correctly—it may be the least disruptive and financial sound decision parents can make for their children.

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How Your Use of Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce Proceedings

With the increasing use of technology and social media, now more than ever users have to be extremely mindful of the content that we share with the public. We’ve heard about the consequences of social media use can cause in our professional life, but not so much in our personal life. It is no surprise that in today’s modern times social media plays an increasing role in contributing to a break up within a marriage. What many do not realize however, is the effect that social media use can have during actual divorce proceeding.

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How to Keep a Family Business Going Strong in the Face of a Divorce

Divorce is difficult, no matter what. When the divorce can affect the survival of a family business, it can be even more emotional. Nearly 40% of first marriages end in divorce and 60% of second marriages end in divorce. When we consider that small family businesses make up 80-90% of all businesses in America, the repercussions are enormous.

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‘Gray Divorce’ – Unique Challenges Posed by Divorce After 50

Although divorce has always been a concern, it has become much more commonplace in the last 50 years. Divorce rates have skyrocketed in both first and second marriages. Today, nearly 40-50% of first marriages end in divorce and 60% of second marriages end in divorce.

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Ten Healthy Steps to Starting the Divorce Process

While divorce is not a cheerful topic or a happy time in a couple’s life, it is a reality for millions of Americans who divorce or who are considering calling it quits with their spouse. The struggles are the same for everyone between who was right, who was wrong, who gets the kids on the weekend, the house or the dog. Divorce is difficult, but understanding the do’s and don’ts and how to start the divorce process is crucial for ensuring a smooth, healthy transition from marriage to divorce.

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