Articles about Divorce & Family Law in New York

How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce?

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
February 1, 2021

The Amicable Divorce

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
October 14, 2020

Five Reasons Couples Choose Divorce Mediation

by Danielle N. Murray and Katelyn A. FitzMorris
January 21, 2020

How to Keep the Separate Property Business Separate

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
May 9, 2019

Same Sex Couples Can Now Seek Custody or Visitation

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
October 10, 2016

New Spousal Maintenance Law Expected Soon

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
September 14, 2015

Shared Custody of Your Child: A Practical Guide

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
August 20, 2015

Danger of the DIY Divorce Agreement

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
August 16, 2015

Whose Case Is It Anyway? Custody Litigation Across State Lines

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
March 7, 2013

9 Reasons Not to Delay in Obtaining Your QDRO

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
November 11, 2012

Is Divorce Mediation Right For You?

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
March 20, 2012

Child Support Modification Amendment

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
November 28, 2010

Recoupment Revisited

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
February, 2010

Appreciation of Separate Property

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.
April, 2009

Solomon’s Baby: Custody Relocation in New York

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.

The Marital Residence and Separate Property

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.

Separate (But Different) Property

by Clifford J. Petroske, Esq.

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Family law disputes are not like other lawsuits. These disputes are governed by different laws and different judges. Although you can ask a criminal defense lawyer or an immigration attorney to handle your matrimonial or family law dispute, you should not be surprised if they are soon in over their heads and unable to provide effective representation. At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, our attorneys and support staff have dedicated their careers to excellence and professionalism in the practice of matrimonial and family law.

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