When parents get divorced, a common concern is the disposition of the marital home. The custodial parent often wants to stay in the home with the children in order to avoid disrupting their lives. New York law recognizes that this presents a unique situation and affords special treatment to marital … [Read more...] about Who Gets the Marital Home After Divorce?
New York law encourages parents to resolve child custody and parenting time issues amicably and in the best interests of the children. As a result, regardless of the other disputes you may be having with your (ex)spouse, it is important to find common ground when it comes to your children. When one … [Read more...] about Negotiating Parenting Time During and After Divorce
Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements are used to help couples address financial issues that may arise during their marriage and in the event of divorce, separation or death. The only difference between the two agreements is timing. A prenup is entered into before the vows are exchanged, while a … [Read more...] about How to Ask for a Prenuptial or Post-Nuptial Agreement
Many couples want to get divorced with the least amount of expense and time. To that end, they are willing to work very hard with their spouse to reach agreements that are perhaps not exactly perfect but settle the important issues favorably. Spouses who can resolve their own differences in this way … [Read more...] about Benefits of Uncontested Divorces
New York law provides for legal separation two ways – pursuant to a judgment of separation or pursuant to a separation agreement. Both forms generally require that the couple live separate and apart and negotiate custody, support and property distribution issues. While some couples elect to separate … [Read more...] about How to Legally Separate from Your Spouse
Some couples with marital problems hesitate to get divorced for various reasons. In these situations, New York law allows spouses to separate and come to an agreement regarding their finances and child custody and support issues. While a separation may provide certain benefits over divorce, it does … [Read more...] about Should You Separate or Divorce?