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Why You Want to Treat Your Children Well during the Divorce Process

The process of divorce is difficult for everyone, but perhaps nobody in the family is as affected by the transition as your children. Children are innocent bystanders in divorce and are at risk for lifelong consequences if the transition is rocky. Luckily, in most cases, when you treat your children well during the divorce process, Read the Rest…

What Happens if a Spouse Loses a Job after a Divorce Settlement?

Divorce settlements are intended to be final, but sometimes life interferes with an existing arrangement. Just as things change when you are married, changes can occur when you are divorced. For instance, if you or your spouse loses their job or there is a significant change in income for any reason, it is possible to Read the Rest…

How Nanny Cams and Tracking Devices Can Benefit Your Side of the Divorce Proceedings

Often in divorce proceedings, parents are concerned about the care of their children. They know it may not be in their child’s best interest to spend time with the other parent or a care giver, but they are unsure how to prove this to the court. Your soon-to-be-ex might be on his or her best behavior Read the Rest…

Initial Questions to Ask Your Attorney and Your Spouse’s Attorney

  Once you find a divorce attorney and begin divorce proceedings, there are several questions you should ask during the initial meeting. These questions help you and your attorney “get on the same page” and determine how to proceed with the legal end to your marriage.   What questions are important to present to your Read the Rest…

Coming to a Fair Maintenance Agreement in New York State

The goal of a fair maintenance agreement is to ensure the supported spouse is able to maintain his or her current lifestyle following the divorce. When a couple divorces, one spouse is often responsible for contributing to the financial well-being of the other spouse. Many states refer to these payments as alimony, but in New Read the Rest…

How to Establish a Fair Parenting Schedule Arrangement

Parenting Schedule arrangements are possibly the most important part of a divorce settlement. Spouses are required to submit a preferred parenting schedule and the court is tasked with approving this schedule or creating an alternative. How is a Fair Parenting Schedule Arrangement Established? The well-being of the child is the most important aspect of a Read the Rest…

When and What to Tell Your Children about Your Separation

Sharing the news of your marital separation with your children is likely one of the most difficult things you will ever do. As a parent, you want to protect your children from emotional trauma and loss, but if your marriage is not working, it could harm your children more than ending it and creating a Read the Rest…

Regarding Child Support in a Divorce

What You as a Parent Need to Consider Regarding Child Support in a Divorce, Regardless of which Side You are On If you are a parent involved in divorce proceedings, there are several things you must consider regarding child support. Whether you are seeking support or anticipate an order to pay support, you need to Read the Rest…

Understanding New York State’s Grounds for Divorce

New York has traditionally been a conservative state regarding divorce laws. It was not until 2010 the state legalized access to no-fault divorce. Until 1966, the only way a divorce was granted in the state was if a spouse committed adultery. Divorce laws in the state are becoming more liberal, but still have a way Read the Rest…