Children have the right to choose their counsel in Family Court child custody cases. Yetfor over 26 years that I have been practicing, I never once heard a Family Court judge inform the litigants of that right for their children.
New York Attorney Susan Chana Lask - New York Divorce attorney
The terms courts mainly address in divorce settlements are custody, visitation and child support. Often attorneys or parties are all too anxious to close a divorce, so they fail to address three typical issues involving children that arise after settlement: religion, schooling and visitation schedule changes as the child gets older. To avoid court, use a mediation clause in the initial settlement to address resolving disagreements regarding future child rearing. Below is a sample mediation clause...
Confidentiality Clauses civilize divorces and breakups. A prenuptial or post nuptial agreement must include a confidentiality clause stating neither party can discuss, reveal or publicize to third parties aspects of the marriage, personal or financial affairs and the relationship or breakup without suffering serious monetary penalties. And when it comes to money, a spouse will abide by the privacy terms in face of losing thousands, millions and multi-millions of dollars or other property, depending upon the penalty terms.
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