How Do I Modify a Spousal Support Order?

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If you have a spousal support order in place and your circumstances change, you may need to modify a spousal support order. The court will initially order spousal support at the time of divorce and the support order may call for one spouse to temporarily or permanently pay alimony or maintenance to the other. However, there […]

What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are both important parts of the social safety net because they provide monthly income to people who are too disabled to work for a living.  However, there […]

Child Custody Issues in New York

As parents, we all want to ensure our children have fulfilling lives with as little disruption as possible. When a couple decides to divorce, it’s important to address the effects on children and from a legal perspective, it’s important those issues are resolved in a way that benefit those whose voices are often not heard. […]

Ensuring Health Care Coverage for Same Sex Couples

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services took a big step towards ensuring health care coverage is accessible to same sex couples. As we know, the Affordable Care Act has provided better and more affordable healthcare insurance to millions of Americans. For many who’ve gone years without adequate coverage, they now have […]

Changes in Store for NY Family Courts?

In late 2007, a report was released by the Center for New York City Affairs and the Center for an Urban Future titled, “Against the Clock: The Struggle to Move Kids Into Permanent Homes”. In it, there was more than a few startling revelations concerning New York’s family court system. It read, in part: New […]

Who Can Get an Order of Protection in Albany?

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An order of protection is a court ordered that is issued in order to protect an individual from threats of harm or violence. When an order of protection is issued, it commands someone who presents a safety risk to stay away and stop causing a danger. For example, if a man is abusing his wife […]

Legal Separation in Saratoga: How Is It Different from Divorce?

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When you no longer wish to live with your spouse, you may decide to seek either a legal separation or a divorce. The impact of divorce is different than the impact of a legal separation and it is important that you understand the difference. Latimer Stroud, LLP can help you to understand your rights when separating […]

Who Determines Whether I Am Disabled Enough to Receive SSD Benefits?

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If you cannot work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These benefits are paid to people who are severely disabled with a long-term medical condition that makes it impossible to have a job. There are very strict criteria to ensure that benefits are paid only to people who are truly […]