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Tax Reform’s Effect on Spousal Support

Posted on January 4, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, includes a change that will have a big effect on divorcing parties in the coming year. Beginning on January 1, 2019, spousal support, also known as maintenance or alimony, will no longer be deductible for tax purposes.… continue reading

Same-Sex Parenting Rights Expanded

Posted on December 14, 2017

On September 27, 2017, the Family Court, Nassau County, issued a decision finding that a non-biological mother, J.C., had standing to seek custodial and visitation rights for two subject children who were the biological children of the respondent, N.P. This case, titled J.C. v. N.P., is a next step on the question of same-sex parenting rights… continue reading

New York State Division of Human Rights Sets New Precedents for LGBT Community

Posted on September 3, 2014

On August 18, 2014, the New York Law Journal published New York State Division of Human Rights v. Liberty Ridge Farm, LLC,10157952, NYLJ 1202666939841, at *1(NYSDHR, Decided July 2, 2014). The Respondent, Liberty Ridge Farm is located near Albany, New York and is used for festivals, weddings and to sell goods made on the farm.… continue reading