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Records and kids may be focus for New York divorce prep

Dealing with a high-conflict personality may have played a role in many New York residents choosing to end their marriages. Though the decision may have felt right in order to move on to a happier life, parties likely know that they must first get through the divorce proceedings. Just the idea of going through tumultuous legal proceedings may seem draining, but getting ready to face the necessary process may help.

There are a variety of ways that individuals could prepare to handle a potentially high-conflict divorce. One important step is to obtain records that could prove beneficial in court. These records may relate to financial accounts and transactions, or to communications between both parties involved. The latter may be especially useful if one spouse has a tendency to provoke arguments.

Additionally, if children are involved in the situation, parents may want to do their best to protect their children. In some cases, parties may attempt to use the kids as a way to create more conflict. If this is a concern, parents may want to approach their custody proceedings in a sensitive manner and explore the best options for minimizing negative impacts on the children.

Divorce can easily present difficulties for New York residents. However, this type of situation does not have to immediately turn into one that will drag along due to disputes. With preparation and understanding of legal options, parties may have a better chance to move through their legal proceedings in a meaningful and effective manner. Enlisting the assistance of knowledgeable attorneys may help interested parties choose their best avenues.

Source:, "Toxic Divorce? Forget the Hazmat Suit and Do This Instead", Bari Zell Weinberger, Sept. 20, 2017

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