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Should I Take a Parenting Class During My New York Divorce?

Should I Take a Parenting Class During My New York Divorce? Some divorce proceedings are considered “high conflict” due to hostile feelings experienced by one or both spouses, or if one parent has a substance abuse problem, which most likely caused the divorce in the first place. Child custody is one of the main issues Read More

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How Is Child Custody Determined in a New York Divorce?

How Is Child Custody Determined in a New York Divorce? A divorce can be difficult for everyone involved, including not just the divorcing spouses themselves, but other family members, including any children they share. For divorcing parents, child custody is often one of the most important and contentious issues that must be resolved as they Read More

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What Is a QDRO, and How Is it Used in a Divorce Case?

What Is a QDRO, and How Is it Used in a Divorce Case? One of the primary concerns in any divorce is the division of marital property, in which the assets and debts accumulated during a marriage are allotted between spouses. Among the most valuable assets in many divorces are retirement accounts, including the popular Read More

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What Is a Postnuptial Agreement in New York?

What Is a Postnuptial Agreement in New York? In recent years, prenuptial agreements have largely shed their stigma, as many couples have realized the value and reason behind planning for certain issues that often arise in divorce. By discussing these matters rationally when a couple’s relationship is in a good place, it can prevent contentious Read More

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How to Make Divorce Less Difficult

How to Make Divorce Less Difficult Around 20 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce within five years, and over 40 percent end prematurely within two decades. Despite divorce being common for multiple generations of Americans, the potential severe emotional impact on spouses and their children remains unchanged. If you are about Read More

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How Is a Contested Divorce Handled in New York?

How Is a Contested Divorce Handled in New York? There is no disputing the emotional and contentious nature of divorce. Sometimes, the feelings and disagreements involved make it impossible for spouses to effectively work together during the divorce process. In these cases – known as contested divorces– the court must often make the decisions couples Read More

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How to Address the Division of Marital Property in a New York Divorce

How to Address the Division of Marital Property in a New York Divorce When a couple begins the divorce process, one primary concern is what happens to all of the assets they share. This may include the family home and its furnishings, bank accounts, retirement savings, investments, and automobiles. When getting a divorce in New Read More

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Penalties for Failure to Pay Child Support in NYC

Penalties for Failure to Pay Child Support in NYC When a parent who owes a child support obligation fails to pay as scheduled on a regular basis, the court can force repayment and penalize the debtor in a variety of ways. The New York City Department of Social Services Support Collection Unit can take administrative Read More

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How Does Divorce Mediation Work in New York?

How Does Divorce Mediation Work in New York? When a couple begins the divorce process, there is usually a great deal of emotion involved, especially if one spouse wants the divorce and the other does not. While it can be difficult to work through the feelings that typically exist, couples who realize they do not Read More

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Factors in New York Child Custody Determinations

Factors in New York Child Custody Determinations New York courts determine child custody according to what they consider to be in the best interests of the child. There is no automatic presumption in favor of either parent. Of course, what constitutes a child’s “best interests” can be highly subjective and requires analysis based on each Read More

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