family law

Our Beliefs in Family Law Litigation

Family law is probably the most sensitive type of law that any lawyer can practice. That’s because human hearts are on the line. The positions that people take in family law matters do not always make sense from a logical perspective because of emotions, attachments, love, sadness and heartache all factor into the equation. At the Colwell Law Group, we strive to balance all of our clients’ emotional needs with the cold, hard reality of…

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Baby Left On Steps of New York Firehouse

Firefighters in Long Island found a 3-pound, 13-ounce baby girl outside their firehouse last month on Thanksgiving day. The girl has since captured the attention of a lot of admirers and would-be adoptive parents. In fact, nearly 500 people have inquired about the possibility of adopting the girl. The nonprofit group Child of Hope Safe Haven Foundation has received the requests through telephone calls and emails from people curious about the girl and whether they…

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How Millennials are Changing Marriage

Looking back at marriage over the last 50 years, it is easy to see how the institution has changed. For example, it is no longer taboo to get a divorce, even if your family has children, and prenuptial agreements are becoming more popular. These days, with the emergence of the millennial generation, marriage is continuing to change. Let’s look at three areas where millennials are changing the face of marriage today. They’re Getting Married Later…

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Child Abuse in New York

Every state, including New York, has a child protective services division in charge of investigating suspected instances of child abuse by a parent or guardian of a child. When this kind of suspicion arises, the first three steps of a child abuse intervention are investigation, intervention and removal. Let’s take a look at these three steps here: 1. Investigation When protective child services receives information concerning the possibility of child abuse, law enforcement agencies will…

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Johnny Depp Accused of Stalling Divorce with Amber Heard

Amber Heard has brought forward new allegations against Johnny Depp in the couple’s divorce proceedings. Specifically, she says that Depp is purposefully stalling the divorce process by making her sign non-disclosure agreements prior to his giving out financial information. The actress accused Depp of stalling the proceedings in new court documents filed on July 26. The filing follows a July 15 request by Depp to make their divorce process private — a request that is…

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Common Reasons for Annulment of Marriage

There are a lot of different reasons for a marriage to be annulled. This article will cover some of the situations where a New York court might agree to annul a marriage. Reasons for New York Anulment Retardation, mental illness and insanity are suitable reasons for annulment. For example, if a court sees that an individual was married while he or she was insane, retarded or mentally ill, then it would be grounds to show…

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