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When getting remarried, many consider prenuptial agreements

Many individuals in New York who have been married before may now be considering getting remarried. If so, they are not alone. In 2013, around four in 10 of all marriages included one partner who had previously been married, while two in 10 were between individuals who had both been married before, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. Whether getting married for the first time or getting remarried, prenuptial agreements are often figured into the plan.

The differences between divorce and legal separation in New York

When a New York resident's marriage is failing, there are likely many things running through his or her mind. If neither party can make it work, either one or both parties may decide to either become separated or divorced. What's the difference between the two? In a divorce, the individuals' marriage is ended, while in the latter, they remain married.

What divorce can and cannot do

Many New York individuals only have second-hand experience with divorce. However, no amount of second-hand experience can ever prepare someone for what a divorce truly entails. Several aspects have to be considered when dissolving a marriage, including establishing how property should be divided, finding new living arrangements and possibly not seeing one's children as frequently -- the ramifications of divorce are not to be taken lightly. Therefore, it is prudent to understand what a divorce can and cannot do in order to set realistic expectations for the process.

Child support and taxes: how it affects noncustodial parents

Income, as well as child custody arrangements, are both considered significant factors when the amount of child support awarded is determined as well as the resultant tax obligations for income tax. Since income, custody and child support are all closely connected, responsibilities for child support can affect the noncustodial parent once it is time to do taxes. This article answers some of the more typical questions that noncustodial parents in New York might have regarding how child support will affect them come tax time.

What can New York residents learn from celebrity divorce?

Couples nationwide, including in New York, can learn a lot from celebrities and their divorces. When the tabloids are full of reports of bitter divorce litigation, along with the personal details of celebrities, most people recognize that is not the way they want their divorces. On the other hand, tabloids are publishing more and more positive stories of celebrities who choose to use divorce mediation to navigate their divorces.

Divorce process involves many important steps in New York

Divorce in New York can naturally be a challenging and costly process both financially and emotionally. Making a mistake during a divorce proceeding may make matters even worse, potentially having long-term consequences. A few tips may help people to navigate the divorce process more confidently.

Reasons more are getting prenuptial agreements before marriage

As many New York residents know, prenuptial agreements are no longer sole territory for the rich and famous. In fact, more individuals -- including Millennials -- are deciding to get them. However, for those individuals who are still on the fence, there are a few considerations to be taken into account in regard to prenuptial agreements.

Experts weigh in on things to consider before filing for divorce

When individuals determine that they wish to end their marriage, this heavy decision often occurs after much discussion and soul searching. Sometimes, the decision to file for divorce arises after months or years that the couple spent attempting to salvage the relationship. For those residents of New York who are currently in the process of considering getting a divorce, a group of experts in varied fields recently shared some of the crucial things that individuals should think about before deciding to file.

The effects of Ashley Madison breach on divorce

As many New York residents know, a large online dating service called Ashley Madison was recently hacked. The service helps pair individuals looking to have an extramarital affair, but as the identities of millions of users were recently made public, this has affected a colossal amount of marriages. With so many individuals' extramarital affairs made public, there has been much speculation regarding the consequences for those individuals when and if they end up going through divorce as a result.

Prenuptial agreements getting longer -- and more unusual

Many New York residents who fall in love and begin a long-term relationship usually expect that the relationship will last a lifetime. However, the legally binding contracts associated with long-term relationships, such as prenuptial agreements, are supposedly getting much longer and, sometimes, even more unusual. Prenuptial agreements are no longer for the rich and famous and, more and more, are containing what are known as love contracts.

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