Once the decision to get divorced is made, most people want the actual process to be over quickly. Unfortunately, that’s not how the system works. The process takes time, and the divorcing couple has a number of restrictions placed on them.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are two of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but their celebrity status has done nothing to protect them from an all too common issue that plagues many New York divorced couples: balancing their children's time between their households. After Jolie and Pitt split, Jolie maintained custody of the pair's six minor children, but recently a judge ruled that Pitt must be allowed greater access to and more time with the five youngest of their kids.
New York residents love their family pets. Many consider the pet an essential part of the family. But, when it comes to a divorce, the family pet is considered property and this ends up being a big bone of contention in many separations.
When parents are divorcing in New York and are unable to make a decision regarding child custody, the decision is often left up to the judge in the case. During child custody proceedings, both parents have an opportunity to present their arguments in favor of and against a certain child custody arrangement. But, who is there speaking in the child's best interest? A guardian ad litem can be that spokesperson.