It is no surprise that children are impacted by divorce. The effects of divorce on children are well documented in studies that have examined the behavior and wellbeing of children before and after a divorce. An increase in behavioral problems and family difficulties as well as reduced achievement … [Read more...] about Can You Minimize the Effects of Divorce on Your Children?
Getting a divorce in New York is not a slam dunk. Two things are required: Residency and legally acceptable reasons or grounds for the divorce. Residency To file for a divorce in New York, you and/or your spouse must meet at least one of these residency requirements: You or your spouse … [Read more...] about Residency and Grounds for Divorce in New York
When a parent has been out of the workforce for a while, divorce can be particularly stressful because he or she is likely to experience a significant change in financial circumstances. Until a few years ago, this parent could expect, depending upon the facts of their case, to receive spousal … [Read more...] about Spousal Support Concerns for a Stay at Home Parent and Payor Spouse
The impact of divorce is often felt not just by the couple and their children, but also by extended family members. When parents split up, the relationship between children and other family members may be severed. Further, it is not unusual for a custodial parent to try to restrict interactions … [Read more...] about Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?
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