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February 2015 Archives

Divorce rates among health care professionals

New York residents who work in the health care field might be surprised to hear that a recent study found that physicians are less likely than others in that industry to get divorced. The findings are contrary to a common belief that doctors get divorced more often than other health care practitioners.

Voluntary and formal paternity proceedings

While it used to be less common, many New York parents are having children before they get married. In these cases, an unmarried father may sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity in order to establish legal rights to his child. If an alleged father did not sign the such an acknowledgement at the birth of the child, refuses to sign it or is blocked by the mother, there are several ways by which the father may be declared the child's legal father.

Saving money in a divorce

Couples in New York and across the U.S. who are separating often worry about the high cost associated with divorce, but there may be ways to keep the expenses under control. It is important for individuals to bear in mind that they have more control over the situation than they may think, and how much a divorce will ultimately cost is directly impacted by how well a couple can communicate and if they can treat each other in a reasonable, fair and honest manner.

Taxes following divorce in New York

There are important tax considerations for parents who have recently gone through a divorce. They will need to decide who will be able to claim deductions for the children, as deductions cannot be split. Some alternate the deductions every year, while in other cases, one parent may choose to claim one child while the other parent claims another.

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