Divorce Law Gets Teeth

Not more than thirty years ago (I had barely hit puberty) the divorce laws in New York were radically different, beginning with the requirement that one of seven grounds must be plead and proved in order to be granted a dissolution of the sacred union. Prior to the 2010 enactment of N.Y. D.R.L. § 170(7) … Continue reading Divorce Law Gets Teeth

What Does it Mean to Be a Parent?

As a parent myself, I have thought about this question in philosophical and pragmatic terms.  As a parent, I must be present with and for my child.  I work hard to provide her with a comfortable life.  I listen to her problems and celebrate her joys.  I look her in the eye and put down … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be a Parent?

Why Do We Divorce?

Divorce is not an event we plan for or imagine as we dream of ourselves in an episode of "Say Yes to the Dress" or perhaps more appropriate, "Bridesmaids".  Although the divorce rate has declined over the past twenty years, and varies from state to state, the national average ratio of marriages ending in divorce … Continue reading Why Do We Divorce?