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How to resolve custody issues without harming the kids

New York residents and other parents going through a divorce may want custody or other rights to their children. Their desire to retain a relationship with a child may lead them to inadvertently put them in the middle of a dispute with the other parent. However, there are ways that this may be avoided.

Changes ahead for spousal maintenance payments in 2019

People in New York who get a divorce that is finalized in 2019 may end up paying more in spousal maintenance than if their divorce had been finalized in prior years. The tax bill passed in December 2017 changes how spousal maintenance is treated regarding taxes, and some attorneys say they are getting a surge of calls from people who were previously undecided about divorcing.

Negotiating a divorce settlement

When New York couples end their marriage, many choose to negotiate a settlement agreement. Most people want to get the process done and over with his quickly as possible so that they can move on with their lives. Unfortunately, emotions can run high during a divorce, leading to unnecessary conflict that prolongs the process.

Digital stalking may be easier than ever

When a couple divorces, one party may be interested in keeping tabs on their former partner. In some cases, this may be done to collect evidence of an affair or of substance abuse. However, New York residents or others may spy on their former spouses because they want to exert control over that person. As technology advances, it may be relatively easy to accomplish that goal.

Getting ready for a divorce

Certain times of the year are more common for divorce, such as just after the new year or on returning from summer vacation. There are ways people can start preparing for divorce even if they have not yet made up their minds. For example, researching New York divorce laws may be helpful. This should be done using reliable sources, such as the website for the state court system. People may also want to make a list of questions to ask attorneys and think about whether the divorce could be settled in mediation.

Cryptocurrencies may complicate property division in divorce

New York residents who are approaching or going through divorce often have questions about how property is divided. The property division process is one of the most important parts of a divorce, and it can be difficult with certain types of assets. Indeed, during the period prior to divorce, individuals often have time to hide assets. As Bitcoin grows in the public consciousness, cryptocurrency issues are becoming more prominent in divorce.

How to identify parental alienation

If parents in New York are divorcing someone who has been diagnosed with a personality disorder, particularly of the narcissistic or borderline type, they may want to be alert for signs of parental alienation. This happens when one parent influences a child and turns the child against the other parent. Alienation can be disruptive to family life and create psychological problems for the child.

How refinancing can be useful following a divorce

When a couple in New York gets a divorce, they might need to divide a home. This may involve refinancing for a number of reasons. For example, refinancing could be necessary to remove the moving spouse from the mortgage. Otherwise, that spouse might continue to be held legally responsible for the mortgage, and if the other spouse does not pay, it could affect that person's credit rating.

Divorce and separating credit

One of the many aspects of their lives that New York couples have to separate when getting a divorce is their credit. However, there are steps they can take to untangle their credit from that of their spouse and start their new life with no credit issues.

Situations when divorce may make sense for parents

The effects that divorce can have on children have been well documented, and parents in New York and around the country sometimes choose to stay in unhappy marriages because they wish to keep their families intact. Experts say that staying together for the sake of the children often does more harm than good, but it may make sense in certain situations. Important factors to consider when weighing this decision include the ages of the children involved and the nature of the issues their parents are facing.

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