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Personality changes and divorce

Marriages end for an array of reasons, but some can be more difficult to explain and less evident. For example, someone who has been subjected to domestic violence may understandably want to move on in their life and take steps to prevent additional abuse. Or, someone who has been cheated on may no longer wish to remain in the marriage. However, some people may also file for divorce because their marital partner is not the same person as a result of personality changes.

Your prenuptial agreement may be invalid

If you are getting a divorce in New York and you have a prenuptial agreement, you may think you do not have to make any decisions because of the document. However, there are a number of factors that may cause the judge to throw out the prenup, which means you have to renegotiate finances and how to divide assets and debts. If you came into the relationship with the majority of assets, this could be detrimental to your case.

How to prepare for your divorce

If you and your spouse have not been getting along for a while, you may be thinking of a divorce. Before making that life-changing decision, you should both ask yourselves some questions to see if your relationship is salvageable. If not, there are things you can do to prepare for a divorce in New York, which will help the proceedings go a little easier.

Experts say to delay divorce proceedings until after the holidays

If you and your spouse have been talking about getting a divorce and the holidays are upon you, experts recommend waiting until after the festivities are over to begin the process or announce it to family and friends. In fact, studies show that January is a very popular month for divorce filings in New York and around the country. 

Turning your life around after divorce

People end their marriages for many reasons, but some people file for a divorce because they cannot tolerate their spouse’s behavior. Drug addictions, gambling problems, infidelity and other issues can prompt someone to split up with their marital partner. Marriages can be toxic for many reasons and they can also create an environment that does not work out well for either party. Moreover, some people find themselves being brought down by their marriage in all sorts of ways, whether they lack the ambition to pursue their goals or they feel trapped and turn to destructive behaviors.

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.

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