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Gary Port

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College Tuition Basics

There is no mandatory requirement that parents pay for college education. So, why do so many divorce agreements have a college clause? Because the court has the discretion to order it. So, in order to protect themselves from what a…

0 Comments / 137 View / July 24, 2016

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Should You Hire a Mediator for an Uncontested Divorce?

One of the biggest misconception is that when doing an uncontested divorce the parties only need one lawyer. The main driver for this belief is a desire to save money. Look, I get it, you think that the two of…

0 Comments / 190 View / July 24, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Eight

After Betty had left, Sharon carefully cleaned up the kitchen. She made sure that there was no sign that Betty had ever been there. After she had finished, Sharon sat down on one of the kitchen chairs. She just didn’t…

0 Comments / 95 View / June 19, 2016

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The New Normal Chapter Seven

Maria Garson, despite her last name was one hundred percent Italian, and since her mother died felt it was her duty to carry on the tradition of the big Sunday Family Dinner.  At sixty years old and standing all of…

0 Comments / 62 View / June 19, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Six

For the past week Sharon had been walking on eggshells. David alternated between calling her a “dumb fucking bitch,” and treating her with sullen angry silences. The silence was worse, since she didn’t know when or how he would explode….

0 Comments / 114 View / April 24, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Five

Family Visitation Solutions was in downtown Hempstead, just off of Fulton. The building looked liked it had been constructed at the turn of the 20th century. Once, it must must have been seen as regal but now it was a…

0 Comments / 154 View / April 24, 2016

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Extending an order of protection

Orders of Protection In New York An order of protection issued by the New York Family Court can be extended on a showing of “good cause.” Ok, let’s take a step back and consider this. Under ordinary circumstances, a Family…

0 Comments / 96 View / February 20, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Four

Sharon’s stomach was churning as they walked back from Betty’s house. David didn’t say a word as he pulled the twins along. Ryan sniffled once and that earned him a glare from his father, and a harsh, “Don’t be a…

0 Comments / 106 View / January 31, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Three

At 35 Greg Garson was satisfied with his life. His office was an expression of who he was and had he got there. On his desk was his wedding picture and a couple of dozen picture of Debbie and the…

0 Comments / 88 View / January 31, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Two

  Sharon was still feeling the glow of the wine from dinner as she turned the car onto her street. It had been too long since she had seen Nikki. Wasn’t that what she had heard, that life drives even…

0 Comments / 79 View / January 23, 2016