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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.

Practical tips for a name change after a divorce

For many New York spouses, changing their name after the end of a marriage is a deeply rewarding experience. For some, the name change signifies the beginning of a new phase of life. Others look forward to eliminating such a daily reminder of a link to a family that is no longer theirs. Regardless of the motivation behind a post-divorce name change, the process involved in completing that task has numerous steps. 

If there was never a marriage, there won't be a divorce

For New York couples preparing the end their union, it may be helpful to take a close look at their wedding photos. Not to take a punishing stroll down memory road, but to remind the parties of who officiated the marriage. Depending on the laws of the state where the couple married, and those of where they will divorce, the credentials of the individual who conducted the ceremony may be very important. 

Retirment account division in divorce can be complicated

When considering ending a marriage, there are multiple items and assets New York couples must consider when negotiating property division. According to data, the division of retirement accounts and pensions are some of married couple's most contested topics of division when negotiating the terms of a divorce. Division of retirement accounts is often complicated and requires some expertise to navigate through the process.

Divorce negotiations could be affected by alimony tax changes

At the end of a marriage, the separating couple will have to decide on several final arrangements. Divorce negotiations in New York typically revolve around asset division, child custody, child support and alimony. One new change in the tax code has created a stir because it may have effects on how divorces are settled from now on. 

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