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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.

When married couples move states, divorce, headaches result

The state an individual resides in determines many different aspects of life. For instance, most New York residents know that these aspects include how they are penalized for crimes and how much an individual is taxed. However, depending on the state in which a married couple resides or moves to, the outcome of a divorce, including how much alimony is allotted, can be very different.

Recent celebrity divorce offers lessons on prenuptial agreements

As many New York residents are aware, Hollywood couple Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner, 43, recently decided to call it quits. The divorce filing was initiated exactly 10 years and one day after the couple's wedding, which, according to some, is no coincidence. In the eyes of the state in which they were married, when marriages last for 10 years, they are then considered long-term marriages, which can affect financial aspects of the separation, including prenuptial agreements.

New York engaged couples and prenuptial agreements: What's best?

In today's day and age in New York, things can happen very quickly. In relationships and marriage, two people can fall in love overnight and may wish to get married with little thought to one another's finances or their future. Although no one likes to consider it at the time of an engagement, when things don't work out in a marriage, the fallout from a divorce can be incredibly difficult in a variety of ways. However, prenuptial agreements are one way to effectively mitigate the inherent stresses of divorce proceedings.

New proposed laws in New York could affect child custody decision

When it comes to spouses getting a divorce when there are children involved, which parent gets custody of the children as well as how much child support is disbursed are two of the most important aspects to most parents and are often a contentious issue. New proposed legislation could directly affect and fundamentally change how child custody cases are currently being decided in divorces. New York, as well as 20 other states, are currently considering these new legislative bills.

Things New York seniors need know about divorce

The divorce rate of those in their senior years doubled between the years 1990 and 2010, according to a recent study. Although remarriages often result in higher divorce rates, second or third marriages weren't the only culprits. The study found that close to 50 percent of those getting a divorce were on their first marriage.

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