Blog Posts in 2017

  • Orders of Protection in Family Court

    If you are being abused by someone whom you are related or married to, you can apply for an order of protection in the family courts. In doing so, the abuser will not be able to commit certain acts against you, thus granting you a sense of security and safety against this person. Sometimes, violent situations arise, and you may need to obtain something in writing which ensures you and your family ...
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  • Adult Adoptions 101

    Adult Adoptions 101 In the state of New York, a person may choose to adopt someone over the age of 18 in order to grant them the same legal treatment a biological child would receive. Adult adoption may take place for a variety of reasons, like securing an inheritance, locking in legal rights, or acknowledging an existing parent-child relationship. The process can be exceedingly difficult, ...
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  • Same-Sex Marriage Adoptions in New York

    For families who cannot have children on their own, adoption is an option to help individuals start their family. In many cases, however, the adoption process is often long and stressful, even for the perfect couple. What happens when partners in a same-sex marriage want to adopt? What rights do they have and are there any restrictions? In New York, there are specific laws outlining the rights of ...
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  • Making a Case for Stepparent Adoption

    The role of a stepparent is beautiful and unique from any other family role. Biological parents do not get to choose their children, but stepparents do. Their deliberate choice makes their bond with their stepchildren wholly special—at the same time, stepparents are indistinguishable from birth parents in their daily responsibilities. They offer advice in tough times, provide help with school, ...
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  • Military Pension Division: A Simple Explanation

    Couples that include a service member often have unique concerns to deal with when it comes to the law and their marriage. This is especially true in divorce. Our New York military divorce attorney wants you to be informed about what you’re potentially entitled to during a divorce from a service member. Read below for more information. The Basics of Military Pension Division After 20 years of ...
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  • NYCLA Family Law & Child Welfare Committee Welcomes Cedeño & Team

    Attorneys Peter Cedeño , Anna Kaminsky Feldberg , and Belinda Arevalo of Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C. were invited to join the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA): Family Law and Child Welfare Committee. All three agreed to the invitation and are officially part of the membership committee. Members of this particular committee will meet periodically to plan events within the NYCLA, ...
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