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Handling visitation hand-offs

New York has one of the lowest divorce rates in the United States. However, when divorces do happen, there are two areas that couples tend to get very testy about. The first is money; it's always hard to divide property. The second is child custody. No parent wants to...

Grandparents’ rights in Utica, New York

When a married couple makes the difficult decision to divorce, it may seem like the only people directly impacted by the process are the ones who are signing the papers and dividing up property. However, in addition to the children who will also have to adjust to a...

How to create a parenting plan that works

New York law typically allows for mothers and fathers to have equal access to their children. However, it is important that you and your former spouse create a parenting plan that is based on what your child needs as opposed to what is most convenient for the adults....

3 Ways to keep the cost of divorce down

Divorce can be physically and emotionally taxing. But it can also be extremely financially draining. You no longer have a second income to rely on, and the cost of your divorce can add up quickly. However, while there are some expenses that are unavoidable in the...

Strategies for creating a successful parenting plan

If you’re a parent considering divorce, you’re likely concerned about the effects a divorce may have on your children. While divorce might be the best option for your family, it introduces big life changes for kids of all ages. Co-parenting is no easy feat. However,...

Dating during the divorce process: should you do it?

Your divorce has been tough, and you may already be looking to date someone new. However, dating too early can have consequences.It’s smart to wait until after your divorce is final, especially if you have kids with your spouse.Why should you be careful about dating...

How a mediator helps divorcing couples compromise

Mediation is a popular method divorcing couples can use to sort through the terms of property division and child custody outside of court. By using a third party as a mediator, couples can make up their own agreements peacefully, instead of asking the courts to make...

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