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Should I Retain My Own Lawyer If My Divorce is Mediated?

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

The answer to this question depends entirely on the complexity of your divorce, the sorts of issues that need to be hammered out in mediation, and whether or not you are comfortable in a scenario where you will not be getting any legal advice. It’s important to understand that a divorce mediator cannot offer… Read More »

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Grandparents

Grandparent Rights in New York State

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

Not all states afford grandparents rights in child custody cases, but New York State does. The New York courts recognize that grandparents can play a significant role in a child’s life by providing emotional support, love, and parental guidance. In some cases, when a couple divorces, grandparents can be denied access to their grandchildren… Read More »

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What is the Marital Estate or Marital Property in a New York Divorce?

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

In New York State, there are three categories of property when it comes to divorce. There is marital property, separate property, and property that contains elements of both. The final category is the trickiest and requires the most explanation. In this article, Rockland County divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine,… Read More »

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Separation

Legal Separation under New York Law

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

Sometimes, you’re not ready to divorce but you want space and time to yourself to help make that decision. For that reason, New York State law allows couples to legally separate from one another without divorcing. In this article, the Rockland County divorce attorneys at The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. will… Read More »

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UpsetMan

Studies Show That Men Have a Harder Time Recovering From Divorce Than Women

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

Divorce is stressful and difficult for all parties involved, but men seem to have a tougher time recovering from it than women do. Why? There are a lot of theories on why men struggle after being served with divorce papers. Studies have shown that men struggle with heart issues, have substance abuse issues, and… Read More »

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HouseSplit2

Selling the Family Home Decades After the Divorce

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

Stress and trauma can affect our decision making, especially during major life events, such as divorce, and in these states, people can become vulnerable to being taken advantage of. This makes working with the right family attorney to look out for your interests while you are going through divorce all the more critical. You… Read More »

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BirdNest

Birdnesting After Divorce: What It Involves

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

Birdnesting is an unconventional arrangement, whereby divorcing couples with children taking turns living in the family home, often on a week-by-week basis, with the rest of the time typically spent in a rental or other family-owned property. Some couples find that setting up an arrangement like this helps their children adjust to the divorce… Read More »

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GrayDiv

Important Considerations In A “Gray” Divorce

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

Getting divorced in your 50s, 60s, or beyond is sometimes referred to as a “gray divorce.” Many couples now find themselves separating and divorcing after decades of marriage; in some cases, once their children have left home. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate for U.S. adults age 50 and… Read More »

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The Importance of Mental Health Professionals in the Divorce Process

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

Divorce can take an emotional toll on clients, and, just as forensic accountants can be important in a number of cases, mental health considerations should be part of a comprehensive strategy to address any underlying issues as well as any stress and concern for those involved and family members. As a result, in a… Read More »

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PetDog

Who Gets To Keep The Family Pet In Divorce?

By Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. |

In divorce, who gets to keep the family pet is a question we as Rockland County divorce attorneys are frequently asked. There is no question that for a number of American families, the family pet is a member of the family. In the eyes of the law, pets are still considered to be personal… Read More »

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