You stayed married for 15 years and your spouse never worked. You're sure the court is going to order you to pay alimony. To put it lightly, you're less than thrilled.
One of the most contentious issues in many divorces is how assets and debt acquired during the marriage are split between spouses. Unless there is a prenuptial agreement on record, you have two basic approaches to asset division. One involves a non-contested divorce, where you and your spouse agree to specific terms for asset division prior to filing with the courts. The other involves asking the courts to handle the asset division process for you.
Planning for retirement is, in many ways, a guessing game. You save a portion of your income to offset future expenses. You have no way of knowing how inflation will impact the buying power of your retirement funds or what expenses could increase substantially in the future. Still, you estimate your needs based on your current income and standard of living and try to plan ahead for your later years.
Divorce in New York City is certainly different in many ways from divorce in other parts of the country. Our city provides a way of life that many who live in less metropolitan areas never have to consider. Of course, for as many advantages as the city has to offer, there are also many additional concerns.
You are free to make your own religious choices and determine what is best for your children. In fact, the First Amendment protects your right to raise your children under the religion of your choice. Unfortunately that can become difficult when co-parenting with someone of another faith. You may disagree with how your ex wants to raise the kids or they may dispute your choices.
Divorce can be an emotionally draining process for everyone involved. To make matters more difficult, divorce can be a legally complicated process, too. Generally speaking, the more assets you and your spouse have acquired, the more complex your case may be.
It’s prime time to get a vacation in before school starts. The first vacation after a divorce can be difficult. You must imagine your vacation in a whole new way. A successful trip post your divorce can be difficult, but it can also be empowering.