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?
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."
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.
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.
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) §170.
In moving forward in filing for divorce, couples are required to draft a Separation Agreement. Courts think of this document as a type of spousal contract whereby both parties agree to certain conditions as the grounds for settling their divorce.
In New York, assets acquired during a marriage are divided put into three categories: Marital/Passive Asset; Marital/Active Asset; and Separate Property.
In 1960, the average age at which U.S. men and women married was 22 and 20 repsectively. Today, many people are delaying or foregoing marriage altogether. This seems to be especially true in New York City where first-time city dwellers are among the oldest in the country with the majority of them tying the knot between age 30 and 34.
We all know divorce is a frustrating, heart wrenching process. One of the most baffling parts of the process for many is the court - what it does and doesn't do to give you what you want. You probably expect that the judge will hear your concerns and remedy them as quickly as Judge Judy does every day on TV. You look forward to the opportunity to finally out your former spouse for what a lousy lying worthless piece of work he or she really is.
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