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2 pieces of advice to make your divorce process easier

Most people have to learn about divorce the hard way. They got married, and for whatever they went through a divorce, and -- with the help of their family law attorney -- they probably bumbled through the process. They may have made some big mistakes, and learned from those mistakes, but will they ever benefit from the knowledge they acquired?

How do I schedule time when my child is not with either parent?

There may be times when your child is neither with you nor your ex. During these times, your child could be visiting with grandparents, with other relatives, at school, at daycare or doing an extracurricular activity. In your parenting plan, you'll want to identify this time as "third-party time."

The difference between a contested and uncontested divorce

If you are getting a divorce in New York, you definitely want to pursue an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse have been able to work through any potential difficulties and between yourselves and your respective attorneys, you've been able to arrive at an out-of-court divorce settlement agreement.

What questions should I ask before filing for divorce?

Often one of the most important elements in life is not about the information we know; it's about our ability to ask the right questions. According to a recent New York times article, the same may be true for divorce. The article details questions posed by divorce experts. These questions, when asked by those considering divorce, could help spouses make their divorce happen smoother, or avoid divorce altogether.

Reasons you may request a divorce in New York

When filing for divorce in New York, it's required that you state the grounds on which you're seeking to dissolve your marriage. You cannot mark down just any reason, but instead must choose one among seven different legally acceptable options that are allowable under Domestic Relations Law (DRL) ยง170.

Spring and summer are the prime seasons for divorce, studies show

A recent study presented by the American Sociological Association (ASA) suggests that spring and summer months are the prime time for filing for divorce. More specifically, March to April is when attorneys are more apt to have clients come to them and request their help in filing a divorce than any other time for the year.

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