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What is supervised visitation?

When New York parents end their relationship, it can be difficult for them to work out a parenting schedule. Both parents will need to follow this plan in order to ensure that each parent will be able to spend sufficient time with their kids. If they cannot come up with a workable custodial schedule and parenting plan on their own, the former partners may need to take their legal matter to court to have a judge decide when each parent will be able to be with their child. Parents may end up sharing physical custody of their child or one parent may be granted sole physical custody of them. If one parent ends up with sole physical custody, then the other parent may be granted visitation with their children

What is an uncontested divorce?

It may seem strange that some New York divorces are granted the designation of uncontested. This is because when most people think about divorce, they imagine conflict, hostility and strife. These sentiments generally do not lend themselves to calm or accepted events, and since divorces are based on the collapse of very personal relationships, it may be hard to imagine how those going through the process could be without conflict.

When might a person need a prenuptial agreement?

Amidst the important decisions that New York couples must make when preparing to marry is the not-so-romantic choice of whether the partners should draft a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup, is a contract that stipulates what property is under the separate ownership of the soon-to-be married partners, how their shared property should be divided if they divorce and other financial issues that could complicate their separation if their marriage does not last.

Residency requirements for a New York divorce

When a person in New York decides to initiate a lawsuit, it is important that they choose the proper jurisdiction in which to file their matter. For example, if the person is suing a company that they have contracted with, their agreement may dictate where any lawsuits must be filed. If a person has a dispute with their neighbor they will generally file their lawsuit in the community where the individuals live.

Can psychology predict the likelihood of a couple's divorce?

When it comes to relationships there is no magical crystal ball that individuals in New York may look into to see if they are destined for happiness or for bitter ends. However, an American psychology professor has reviewed significant research on divorce and has suggested that the presence of certain factors in a person's life may make it more likely to predict that their marriages will end in divorce. New Yorkers who read this blog are encouraged to review the contents of this post, though as every divorce is personal its contents do not imply that any one person may be in a doomed marriage.

Anti-vaccination beliefs vs. a child's best interests

When planning for divorce, many people expect their interactions with their ex-spouse to become easier. Once you no longer cohabitate, the differences will be minimized. While divorce can reduce that stress on a personal level, parents still need to work together for the best interests of their children. Sometimes determining what, exactly, best interests means is a challenge.

Money matters can complicate post-divorce life

When a New Yorker makes the difficult decision to end their marriage, they may prioritize getting to the end of their legal proceedings above all other considerations. However, there are a number of important issues individuals should address before and during their divorce proceedings that can help smooth out the financial transition they will inevitably have to make when their legal relationships are terminated.

Will I be awarded spousal support after my divorce?

When a New York divorce is finalized, the parties to the ended marriage are returned to their single status and are free to marry again if they so choose. The parties are no longer obligated to each other as they were when they were married, though agreements and orders created during their divorce proceedings may continue to bind them for many years into the future.

New York divorces may be based on fault or no-fault grounds

In 2010, New York became the final state in the country to provide its residents with a no-fault grounds for divorce. Prior to the change of law divorcing parties had to choose a fault ground to include in their proceedings, just to finalize the process. This was true even if the parties were pursuing an uncontested divorce and both desired to end their marriage.

Health care concerns cause some to put divorce on hold

When investigating new employment opportunities many New Yorkers look at what their salaries would be as well as what benefits they may receive as part of their compensation packages. For example, they may find that their prospective employers' offer retirement savings' plans or that they contribute to their employees' pensions. Many, however, look for one very important benefit that can be rather expensive to cover out of pocket: health care insurance.

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