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New York Lawyers Can Expect An Increase in Cases Due to No Fault Divorce

By Andrea Vacca

New York’s new no fault divorce law – which allows a couple to divorce if one party claims there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage – went into effect on October 12, 2010. Will this increase the number…

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Cohabitation Agreements Make Sense For New York Parents Who Choose Not To Marry

By Andrea Vacca

The New York Times recently reported that marriage rates are down in the U.S, and for the first time the number of young adults who have never married are exceeding the number who have. Instead of marrying, more and more…

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Acts of Courage on 9/11 and in Everyday Life

By Andrea Vacca

I’ve been thinking about the meaning of courage ever since Sunday, September 26th, when I ran in the Tunnel to Towers Run, which is a charity run in honor of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller. On the morning of September 11, 2001,…

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Mediation or Collaborative Divorce – What is the right process for New Yorkers?

By Andrea Vacca

Most of the clients who come to my office to discuss their divorce know that they do not want to go to court. Not only is it expensive and time consuming, but they do not want a judge to make personal decisions…

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New York Finally Enacts No-Fault Divorce

By Andrea Vacca

Governor David Patterson signed New York’s no-fault divorce bill into law yesterday, bringing New York in line with the 49 other states that already have some version of the law. So what exactly does this bill do? It amends Section…

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Why I Practice Collaborative Law

By Andrea Vacca

On August 11, 2010, I was a presenter at a CLE entitled “Why Would An Attorney Want to Practice Collaborative Law?”, which was presented by the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and sponsored by Moses & Singer, LLP. The matrimonial litigators…

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