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NYC Courts Open for Business

NYC Courts Open for Business

  •   May 22, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Big news! NYC Courts are opening for new, non-essential, filings beginning on Monday, May 26th! (Yes, that is Memorial Day!) So what does that mean? Well, none of us are 100% certain. We are in... Read More

The Stress of Coronavirus is Causing Breakups

  •   May 20, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Jill Martin, a Today Show contributor, recently reported that she and her fiancé, Erik Brooks, had broken off their engagement, in large part due to the stress of the Coronavirus pandemic. Jill explained that the coronavirus outbreak has ‘taken a toll on so many...

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Managing Marriage with a Workaholic During Covid-19

  •   May 20, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

You’re in self-quarantine and the upside is you get to spend more time with your spouse (or is that a downside?).  Your spouse cannot travel for work, play golf or partake in whatever outside interests they may have. Eight weeks in and you find them less available...

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How to Stay Married During the Pandemic

  •   May 20, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

In the midst of crisis, we worry about health, shelter, livelihood, among other things.  But couples do better when they marshal their strengths, recognize their weaknesses and pull together. Here are some tips to stay married during the Covid-19 pandemic: Now is not...

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Create an Effective Co-Parenting Calendar

  •   May 20, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

A co-parenting calendar is an important part of your divorce proceedings and even more so now during a global pandemic.  An effective co-parenting calendar takes into account the physical, emotional and developmental needs of the children before anything else,...

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Important Update on Family Court in New York

Important Update on Family Court in New York

  •   May 19, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Child Custody

Child Support Manhattan, Kings and Bronx County Family Courts are now accepting support modification Petitions, motions and requests by email or U.S mail addressed to the appropriate court.  The... Read More

Global Homeschool –  Who would have thought?

Global Homeschool – Who would have thought?

  •   May 14, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

If I would have told you in January that in a few months, there would be a toilet paper shortage, no cleaning supplies left in stores, and all the children all over the world will be homeschooled,... Read More

Effective Co-Parenting Skills

Effective Co-Parenting Skills

  •   May 12, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Whether you are thinking of divorce, are in the midst of a divorce or are on the other side of a divorce, co-parenting is an essential skill that will benefit you and your children. You may despise... Read More

Coffee, A Newspaper and a Coronavirus Cry

Coffee, A Newspaper and a Coronavirus Cry

  •   May 1, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

My morning routine has been more or less the same for the past twenty-one years.  When the children were little, the early morning was my time to leisurely drink my coffee and read the paper before... Read More

Parenting Time from a Distance: Coronavirus and New York Child Custody Issues

Advice on Parenting Time during Covid-19

  •   April 23, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Child Support

Do I have to follow my parenting time access schedule during the COVID-19 outbreak? Yes, generally speaking, parents should follow their custody and parenting time agreement during this crisis.... Read More

Divorcing Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Divorcing Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

  •   April 23, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

For those in the throes of a divorce, a months-long quarantine might be nothing short of a nightmare. People are normally stressed out, panicked and emotionally traumatized during a divorce. This... Read More

Covid-19 and Support Payments

Covid-19 and Support Payments

  •   April 22, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

While the pandemic has forced approximately 21 million people to file for unemployment in our country, the obligation to pay child and/or spousal support still remains, even with an increased... Read More

Co-Parenting at a Distance During COVID-19

Co-Parenting at a Distance During COVID-19

  •   April 17, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Co-parents find themselves in an unprecedented legal situation now as the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) rampages across the nation.  Children need a relationship with both parents and continuing this... Read More

Six Ways the Coronavirus can infect your divorce & simple steps to protect yourself

Divorce, Dating and Covid-19

  •   April 17, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Dating while going through the process of divorce is difficult in and of itself, let’s just throw in COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) into the mix to really keep us on our toes.  Online dating, in... Read More

Co-Parenting in COVID-19 Crisis Mode

Co-Parenting in COVID-19 Crisis Mode

  •   March 17, 2020
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Our world as we know it has been thrown out the window for the time being, throw in a family that is in a midst of a divorce or already divorced; trying to figure out their new ”normal” can prove to... Read More