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.
Income Cap increases
Are you midway through your divorce process and wondering why what you thought would cost $30,000 is now close to $150,000? The answer is probably looking at you in the mirror.
Spouses who maintain their integrity and conduct themselves with restraint during divorce proceedings are more likely to obtain a final judgment in less time. By focusing on the process rather than the feelings that led them to this point, spouses can reduce the "temperature" of the proceedings, which in turn, facilitates effective negotiations. Effective negotiations generally result in lower legal bills. Also, amicability usually creates greater satisfaction with the process itself.