Some reports talk about how spouses cooperate flawlessly at a divorce settlement while exhibiting emotional control that would be admirable in a boardroom. This is a best case divorce scenario that may be nowhere near reality for many New York couples.
While U.S. divorces are common, feelings associated with them can seem unique and isolating. People who have been through marital dissolution in the past also experience a mixed bag of emotions during divorce.
The lightning-fast advancement of technology could change the way family law courts handle certain cases. The impact an accurate test with almost instantaneous results could have on New York paternity cases might reduce or eliminate lengthy disputes over fatherhood.
The ways relationships begin and end have changed. Most New York residents would never have dreamed a few decades ago that the Internet could lead to relationships and marriage. Couples also had few alternatives when marriages ended. Divorces were traditionally adversarial.
A prenuptial agreement may prevent a New York reality TV star from losing millions of dollars she made for originating Skinnygirl cocktails. Bethenny Frankel recently announced that she and Jason Hoppy were separated. Reports indicate the celebrity parents are moving forward with divorce.
New York City resident Carol Rahr is divorcing her billionaire husband, Stewart, a former pharmaceutical company owner and philanthropist. According to the spouses' lawyers, the Rahr divorce is expected to move forward without the financial fireworks that accompany many divorce settlements.
An against-all-odds father's story recently received the attention of an annual charity campaign conducted by The New York Times. The long child custody wait of a 49-year-old father of five was highlighted among a series of stories designed to encourage financial support for the newspaper's Neediest Cases Fund.
A New York woman thought she was happily married over 30 years. The Brooklyn woman also thought she was a widow and the beneficiary of her late husband's life insurance and retirement benefits.
The New York State Law Revision Committee has until the end of the year to report on recommendations about a year-old, formula-based spousal maintenance law. The New York City Bar Association wants the committee to widen the use of the formula to include Family Court divorce cases.
Statistics that show nearly half of all marital unions in the United States end in divorce prompted a former state Supreme Court justice and a Midwestern social science professor to create the Second Chances Act.