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Family home, debt can be major issues in divorce

The financial aspect of a marital breakup in New York can be just as hard to navigate as the emotional aspect is. One of the most complicated financial decisions that many couples face during divorce is what to do about the family home. Another tough decision that plagues divorcing couples is how to deal with debt.

New York police may get involved when child support is unpaid

Parents may feel frustrated and helpless if a former spouse has failed to adhere to the terms of an existing family court order. Regarding child support, there are hundreds of parents in New York and beyond who are currently trying to resolve problems concerning unpaid child support. Some parents have valid reasons for requesting formal modification of a court order, such as loss of income or medical expenses due to an unexpected situation.  

Inheritance may not be split during divorce

Getting divorced can spark many questions about how the division of property must be handled. This is particularly true when an inheritance comes into play. Here is a glimpse at what divorcing spouses in New York can expect to happen during a divorce proceeding involving a large gift or inheritance.

Certain risk factors increase one's chances of getting a divorce

No relationship in life is guaranteed. Even when two New Yorkers express their commitment to each other on their wedding day, it does not necessarily mean the marriage will go as planned. Here are a couple of risk factors that researchers say double a married couple's chances of getting a divorce down the road.

Having a mortgage can complicate divorce property division

Nearly half of marital unions in the United States, including in New York, end in divorce, and unfortunately, no divorce is without its challenges. A major area that can spark conflict during a marital breakup is debt and property division. When it comes to debt, a couple may especially be at odds regarding how to handle the marital home when a mortgage is still on it.

One's chances of divorce may be tied more to nature than nurture

A recent university study indicated that a person's chances of getting divorced in New York or elsewhere may not be tied solely to his or her environment during childhood. Rather, genetics may have a lot to do with his or her inclination to get a divorce. The results of the study were published in a psychological journal in January of this year.

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