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Later-in-life divorces require strong financial recordkeeping

Divorce later in life, even after a lengthy marriage, has become increasingly common in New York and across the United States. In fact, the divorce rate for Americans over 50 has more than doubled since 1993 and continues to rise. Separation is accompanied by a number of challenges for both young and old couples. However, there can be some particular financial considerations that go along with a divorce after age 50.

Shared parenting benefits children after divorce

Old-fashioned attitudes and entrenched beliefs among some people and judges in New York have traditionally favored awarding sole or primary physical custody of young children to one of their parents after a divorce. Research from psychologists and social workers that draws upon the experiences of adults who grew up with divorced parents reveals that co-parenting and shared custody provided children with the greatest stability as long as abuse and parental neglect had not been issues previously.

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.

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