From carving pumpkins and turkeys to baking cookies and attending school programs; even under normal circumstances, holidays tend to be a hectic time. For parents of young children who are going through a divorce, this holiday season is likely to be especially stressful as both they and their children navigate and adjust to numerous life changes.
In New York State, if you and your spouse divorce, marital assets will be divided equitably as part of the divorce process. Under equitable division, a judge decides the fairest way to divide your assets — which may not be an equal split.
Relationships between spouses are often exceedingly complex. From a major career promotion and birth of a first child to the death of a parent and the diagnosis of a serious illness, as life changes, so does a marriage.
Within a marriage, spouses often take on and play different roles. From managing family finances and paying household bills to tending to a child’s school and medical appointments, when it comes to family-related matters, many spouses opt for a divide and conquer approach. In many cases, this includes which spouse plays the role of financial breadwinner.
Whether you’re a parent who is contemplating, going through or already divorced; the well-being of your children is often a chief concern. While there are plenty of articles and advice columns written about how effective co-parenting arrangements benefit children of divorce, in some cases, these types of arrangements simply aren’t realistic.
When a marriage ends, there are sometimes unresolved and negative feelings that linger between exes. If you and your ex have children together, it’s especially important to find a way to work through these issues and remove any barriers to developing a healthy co-parenting relationship.