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Can custodial interference terminate alimony rights?

During the course of a New York divorce, the parties to the proceedings generally must settle a host of very important matters. They have to divide the property that they accrued during their time as a married couple and they must determine how they will split their time with their kids. With the help or direction of the court, they may also handle financial matters, such as the establishment of child support and alimony.

Child custody can be shared or held by one parent

When Oneida County parents go through divorce, they may worry about the logistics of their child custody arrangements. Particularly, they may have concerns about the schedules they and their kids will have to keep to meet the requirements of their court mandated orders. However, though the physical custody requirements can try on the calendars of parents and children, child custody requirements can also create challenges for adults and their offspring.

Noncustodial parents can seek child support modifications

A custodial parent may believe that he or she is in the best position to determine the financial needs of his or her kids. However, a New York parent who occupies the important, but sometimes overlooked role of a noncustodial parent may also have important insights into what his or her children really require in terms of financial maintenance. As such, both custodial and noncustodial parents have the right to seek child support modifications when such changes may be necessary to serve the best interests of their kids.

Divorce can put into question ownership of inheritance

When a New York resident makes a plan for his personal estate, he may include distributions of money or property to those individuals who he loves. When he passes on, the people that he has identified in his will or estate plan may receive, subject to state probate and intestacy laws, the items identified for them by the decedent. An inheritance generally passes only to the individual identified in the estate plan and not equally to that individual and his or her spouse unless such an arrangement is contemplated in the estate plan.

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