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What do the current divorce and marriage statistics say?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works tirelessly to prevent a wide range of calamities, accidents and "bad things in general" from happening to the American public. It does this by analyzing statistics and issuing forth recommendations from experts to monitor the risks of certain bad things happening and lower the chance that these things will happen to you.

What are the requirements for summary divorce?

The worst part of any divorce proceeding is the legal complexity that's involved. If they're not navigated strategically, divorces can last a long time, they can be costly, and they can be very stressful for the spouses before they are finalized. For this reason, New York couples may want to review different divorce strategies that will speed up the process and make it less expensive.

Are you really ready for divorce, or is it just a threat?

No matter which side of a divorce you happen to be on, whether it's your idea or your partner's, when the question of breaking up your marriage is on the table, you need to consider if you're truly ready for such a life-altering course of action. In fact, the idea of divorce might only be a threat, and a hollow one at that.

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.

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