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Why do people decide to divorce?

While there is a number of reasons why people in New York may divorce, there are some issues that more commonly lead to the end of a marriage. The overall divorce rate is decreasing, but it still remains common. One study polled 53 people who had been involved with a program designed to enhance couples' relationship communication skills but still divorced 14 years after the initial program. Researchers questioned the participants as to the issues that contributed to their decision to divorce.

How illness can lead to divorce

Women in New York are a greater risk of divorce if they become seriously ill during the marriage, but the same risks do not apply to men. Several studies show a higher divorce risk for women who develop such conditions as heart disease or cancer. Overall, men enjoy a health benefit from marriage that women do not.

The process of modifying a child support order

As a general rule, a parent may be entitled to have an existing child support order modified. A modification request will most often be granted if a parent in New York or elsewhere experiences a change in income. Custodial parents may also be entitled to a modification if there is an increase in educational or medical expenses incurred by their children. In some cases, a court will only consider a modification request if a specific amount of time has passed since an order was created.

High earning power can contribute to divorce risk

Many professionals in New York are well aware that money can be a significant source of relationship stress. Financial issues can be some of the most common contributors to problems between a couple. Indeed, in one study by SunTrust Bank, 35 percent of people said that finances were the primary issue in their relationship. Due to this statistic, many people may assume that the risk of divorce or separation is especially high among individuals who are just trying to make ends meet and pay the bills. However, some research indicates that wealthier couples may actually be more likely to end their marriages.

Likelihood of divorce increases with career choice

If people in New York are anything like the Danish, the jobs they do might have an impact on their risk of divorce. Researchers studied data from Statistics Denmark, which has been collecting demographic data on the Danish people since 1945, and found that certain careers had higher divorce rates.

The importance of a prenup

One reason a New York fiancé may want to consider getting a prenup is to protect any assets that they have saved or inherited before they got married. The assets an individual owns before they get married will typically remain in their possession should they get a divorce. However, there are some exceptions. Substantial money can be saved if couples set aside time before their marriage to complete a prenup that will specify how their assets will be handled if a divorce occurs.

Tips for a successful school year after divorce

Many parents who are contemplating divorce in New York have children minor children enrolled in school. One worry that many parents have is how their children will adjust to life after the marriage is over. There are several steps that parents can take to ensure that the upcoming school year is successful.

When friends divorce, others may soon follow

People in New York who decide to divorce might be surprised to learn that marriage splits can be almost "contagious" among social groups. This is not necessarily because friends' marital struggles induce conflict in others' relationships. On the other hand, people with existing problems in their marriages may look at their friends' journeys as successful ways out of a difficult situation. By witnessing their friends' experiences, people might see divorce as more of a possibility for them and learn more about how the process works in practice.

Dividing retirement funds in a divorce

Divorcing New Yorkers often find that ending a marriage can have an unexpectedly significant effect on retirement planning. Because retirement funds are often some of the largest assets held by a couple, the division of these savings can form a prominent part of any divorce settlement. After the divorce is over, both partners may have to dedicate themselves to saving in order to rebuild their retirement funds. The expenses that a retired singled person will face can be higher than those faced by a couple sharing one household.

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