Many higher-earning spouses in New York do not realize the amount of control they have over their divorces. Some of them believe because they spend so much of their time away from home running their businesses, the courts would determine that they should not have a favorable custody and property settlement agreements.
As a noncustodial parent who only gets to spend time with your children here and there, you probably want to do everything you can to ensure your time together, though limited, is positive, fulfilling and worthwhile. You child may not live with you the majority of the time, but that does not mean the two of you cannot have a close relationship, and the time you do spend together presents a great opportunity to strengthen it.
The first Monday of the year is unofficially known as “Divorce Day.” Historically, divorce filings rise as couples begin initiating the separation and divorce proceedings.
When some couples divorce in New York, they do everything they can to put their former partners through the wringer. They argue and resort to using a variety of tactics to cause delays in the process. Even when they no longer want to remain with their soon-to-be ex-spouses, they are not above doing what they can to keep them from moving on with their lives and prolonging the divorce process.
One of the biggest issues occurs in the areas of division of property, child custody and spousal support. It has to do with how long a couple has been married.
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.