In New York, divorces are unfortunately common. People that are getting ready to get married normally do not do so with the idea that their marriages will fail. Individuals who have gotten divorced cite several common reasons for the end of their marriages. By understanding these factors, people might be able to take steps to help prevent their own marriages from ending in divorce.
Parents in New York who are getting a divorce may need to think about how they will spend the holidays. The holidays can be a difficult time for a single parent, particularly in the first year or two after the divorce. However, it is important for a parent to keep the focus on the children because it can be even more difficult for them. There are several ways that separated parents can reassure their kids.
The challenges facing you when you get a divorce after the age of 50 can be significantly different from a young couple with few assets. After all, you have likely spent twenty to thirty years investing in retirement plans, paying off the mortgage and perhaps collecting some fine wine for your cellar.
Ideally, divorcing spouses would not have to go to court to settle matters such as child custody, spousal maintenance and property division. Divorce litigation is a fact of life, however, and sometimes legal disputes continue well after the divorce is finalized.
New York is a state where, at divorce, marital property is divided "equitably" between the spouses. Basically, "equitable" means "fair," and often marital property is not divided equally.
Child custody and visitation disputes can arise in all different sorts of contexts. When one thinks of such disputes, one probably thinks of battles between recently divorced or separated parents. However, parents are not the only ones who may find themselves fighting for the right to spend time with a child, so too may a child's grandparents.
Recently, the divorce between celebrities Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony became official. The former couple has two minor children (6-year-old twins) and the terms of the divorce contain many terms regarding child custody. The terms illustrate how child custody arrangements can touch on many things.
Over a year after separating, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are heading into the divorce process.
The last few years have been absolutely monumental for the rights of same-sex couples. In 2011, New York lawmakers approved same-sex unions and a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling provided federal recognition for married couples. As a result of the high court's ruling, married same-sex couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns for the first time this year.
Some argue that, historically, judges haven't been putting enough weight on the value of shared parenting when making decisions in child custody cases. People who hold this position argue that having contact with both parents can be very beneficial for a child and that more should be done to encourage joint physical custody arrangements. These arguments have led to some states putting laws in place aimed at getting judges to give greater preference to joint custody arrangements in child custody cases.