Recent Blog Posts

Injury Law Alert

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

 FAQs About Auto Accident             There are approximately 12 million car accidents in the United States each year.

Closed Period of Disability?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

If you are considering applying for Social Security disability benefits, you may have heard the term closed period. A closed period describes a scenario in which a claimant is not eligible to receive ongoing benefits<

Car Accident - 1 Dead

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

On August 19, a two-vehicle car accident in New Hyde Park left one man dead and two more injured. According to police, the accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Covert Avenue when a Toyota Camry collided with a Ford

Family Court Judges Bill

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

On June 26, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A.10139, establishing 25 new family court judgeships throughout the state. The bill was approved almost unanimously, with only one dissenting Senate vote

Steven R. Sugarman selected for The Best Lawyers in America

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Congratulations to Steven R. Sugarman who has been selected by his peers to be included in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Mediation.

NY Divorce Process

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Divorce can be a long or short process, and no two divorces are the same. However, the divorce process in New York follows a typical path with certain stages along the way. Here’s a look at the various stages .

Parenting From a Distance

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

If your divorce requires you to parent your children from a distance, whether across the country or across the state, it’s important to still maintain a daily presence in your children’s lives.

Get Best Divorce Settlement

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Recent reports indicate that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have finally reached a settlement in their divorce proceeding after two long years. Some would say that it’s about time.

Which Kind of Divorce is Right for You?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

When it comes to divorce, there are three methods: mediation, collaborative divorce and litigation. The best approach for you will depend on the circumstances of your divorce. Here is an overview of your options. 

The Finger Pointing Continues Even After NY Passes No-Fault Divorce Law

Monday, December 9th, 2013

In 2010, New York became the last state in the county to pass a no-fault divorce law, which enables couples to file for divorce without one person having to prove the breakdown of the marriage was the result of the other partner’s wrongdoing.

Five Advantages of Collaborative Divorce

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Many New Yorkers are turning to collaborative divorce to resolve their divorce issues. In collaborative divorce you, your spouse and attorneys trained in collaborative law negotiate in an attempt to reach a mutually a

Preventing Family Feuds Through Estate Mediation

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Your family doesn’t have to be as wealthy as the Rockefellers to fight about money. Few topics are as sensitive as deciding who should receive your assets upon your death and how much they should receive.

Do I have to Disclose Financial Information in Divorce Mediation?

Monday, November 25th, 2013

In popular celebrity culture it is almost expected that divorces will be hostile and that former spouses will attempt to avoid disclosure of their finances so that their partner can’t get to it in a settlement.

Is It Easier to Get Health Insurance After Divorce Now?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Many people lose their private health insurance shortly following a divorce because they can no longer remain on their spouse’s plan. In the past, that loss has not been resolved quickly in many cases

What is Legal Separation in New York?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

If you follow celebrity gossip at all, then you’ve probably heard the rumors that New Yorkers Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are “taking some time apart.” Does this fact alone mean that the two are legally s

Mediated Divorce in New York: Achieving Optimal Child Custody Arrangements

Monday, October 14th, 2013

In August of this year, Grammy-winning R&B artist Usher prevailed in an emergency custody hearing in an Atlanta court launched by his ex-wife after the near fatal drowning of their 5-year-old son while he was in Usher’s custody.

Divorce Mediation Behavior

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

In August of this year, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman and his wife, Lauren, were reported as being on the road to an amicable divorce settlement following revelations...

Alimony in NY

Monday, October 7th, 2013

In New York, alimony is referred to as maintenance or spousal support. Maintenance is a payment one spouse makes to the other during or after a divorce. 

5 Divorce Mediation Myths

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The legal profession is embracing mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method for divorce cases

Divorce Mediation: Softening the Blow of a Marital Breakup

Monday, September 30th, 2013

In 2010, Elin Nordegren was awarded the unprecedented sum of $750 million in her divorce case from golfer Tiger Woods. However, the award came at a price