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When is the best time to talk about divorce?

According to some experts, couples are at their most optimistic and affectionate with one another right after they get engaged. It seems natural -- an engagement signals the beginning of something new, a journey a New York couple is undertaking together. It might seem counter-intuitive to discuss divorce at this time of celebration, but some experts suggest this could be the best time to discuss it.

What is an uncontested divorce?

Not every divorce has to be acrimonious. It is possible that a couple amicably agrees to end their association with one another and as a result, there are no disagreements as to major divorce issues, such as child custody and alimony. New York residents may have heard of the term 'uncontested divorce' used in this regard.

You don't have to go through your divorce alone

When individuals get married and begin investing emotionally and financially in their future with their spouse, they typically expect that their marriage will last forever. However, it is an unfortunate reality of life that circumstances change and people grow apart, oftentimes resulting marriage dissolution. For many, this is the first time they have to go through something emotionally devastating and unsettling. With their future in flux, many New York residents may not know what steps to take once a marriage sours. Additionally, these individuals may find themselves overwhelmed, as this may be the first time they are getting exposed to the complicated laws surrounding divorce and related issues, such as property division and alimony.

Can social media be used as evidence in divorce cases?

Taking a picture or posting a status update on a social media website could be one of the worst decisions a divorcing couple could make and one which has the potential to completely change the outcome of the divorce. Many New York residents do not realize that information shared on social media can be used as evidence by and against parties in all issues such as child custody, support, alimony and property division.

Can I take steps to smooth out my divorce in the New Year?

The holiday season can bring about a tumultuous fluctuation of emotions, with many people viewing the holidays as the final straw that breaks a marriage. In fact, this could be why many consider January 1 "Divorce Day" due to the increase in queries about divorce as soon as the year starts. Many want to start the New Year with a new personal start as well, and there are some steps that a divorcing New York couple can take to try to make the process as smooth as possible.

Grounds for divorce in New York

Most people know that there are certain family law issues that must be resolved before a divorce judgment can be granted, such as child custody, alimony, and property division, just to name a few. However, many may not be aware that there are certain legalities that must be completed before the divorce case can even begin.

Communicating to ensure kids smooth return back to school

The end of a marriage requires many adjustments and concerns to address. For parents who have gone through a divorce over the summer, ensuring their child is dealing well emotionally is perhaps the biggest concern. This may be why the beginning of the new school year triggers anxiety in newly separated parents. Not only do their children have to deal with their parents in separate homes for the first time, they also have to deal with new classes and possibly even a new school. What can parents in New York do to help their children's transition? The simple answer to this question is to communicate.

What laws govern prenups in New York?

Gone are the days where couples shied away from discussing their financial matters before they got married-given today's financial climate, college debts and self-entrepreneurship, people are more and more interested in separating their finances from their spouse's. This is perhaps why the use of prenuptial agreements is on the rise; the practicality of the matter has begun to outweigh the emotional.

Legal assistance is vital when getting a divorce in New York

When a marriage is failing in New York, the couple will have emotional issues that they must get through. The realization that the union is no longer working and that a divorce might be the best option for all parties comes with certain other factors that must be considered including financial and those that come with having children. If there are children, the custody and visitation will be a worry. One spouse might be required to pay alimony to the other. Property can come into focus and be in dispute. Given the litany of concerns that arise in a divorce, having advice and guidance from an attorney is key.

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