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Should you use a mediator for your divorce?

If you and your spouse are splitting up, you are probably dreading the divorce process. Deciding on how to divide assets, who has primary custody of the children and what type of spousal support may be appropriate are just some of the aspects of divorce. Couples in New York have a number of options when making these crucial agreements. Working with lawyers and/or going to trial are two common methods, but they are not the only ones. For some, mediation is a better process and usually has beneficial outcomes. 

How certain habits and choices can increase your odds of divorce

With divorce rates at an all-time high, you may view the lifespan of your marriage as a bit of a crapshoot. Nonetheless, the reason that some marriages last while others fail is not entirely random—and researchers have discovered some common denominators underlying nuptials that lack permanency.

Misconceptions may set men back in divorce

Divorce can affect different people in different ways, depending on many factors like their personalities, the circumstances of the divorce, the length of the marriage and the assets and children involved. Some experts also say men and women may have slightly different experiences of divorce, with men tending to struggle more with certain aspects. While men may bring up these issues more than others, both men and women divorcing in New York may struggle with some or all of them.

Does having kids increase the risk of divorce?

When parents get divorced, additional complications like child support and custody must be considered. But are New York parents more likely to get divorced than their counterparts without kids? While some may believe the stress of parenthood increases divorce risks, the statistics tell a more interesting story.

Tips for co-parenting following a divorce

When couples break up, there is often conflict and emotion involved. However, when that couple has children, finding ways to manage these challenges and create a healthy co-parenting plan is important for the children's well-being. Here are some ways that New York couples manage parenting together following a divorce.

Is it possible to share a business after a divorce?

Many people are familiar with the challenges of co-parenting after a divorce, but what about running a business together? For many New York exes, shared commercial ventures are among the most contentious things they face when untying the knot. Many may wonder about their options when it comes to a shared business, and whether continuing to run a lucrative business together despite the divorce is a good idea.

Not knowing about finances can cause stress in gray divorce

Since the 1990s, the divorce rate among those 50 years of age and older has doubled. The trend, known as gray divorce, can have several positive and negative effects on those left in its wake. New York women who may have spent decades in the dark about their finances may be in for some difficult realities during financial disclosure and divorce negotiations.

Therapists and attorneys can help achieve an amicable divorce

When a marriage comes to an end, it is difficult to not have hard feelings toward the other spouse, depending on each couple's circumstances. Despite the emotional turmoil that a divorce can foster, many couples are able to achieve an amicable divorce. New York couples who have decided to divorce may be interested to learn that many therapists in conjunction with their family law attorney may be able to assist a couple in parting ways as peacefully as possible.

How to value art in divorce

When it comes to negotiating assets in divorce, many couples find themselves in need of artful tactics to secure their interests. Indeed, disagreements in marriage and divorce are as old as art itself. In recent years, art collections have grown as the value of many pieces continues to appreciate. But, as the value of art increases, so does the conflict among art-collecting couples seeking divorce.

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