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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.

Woman seeks high amount of child support from billionaire husband

New York readers may be familiar with the high asset divorce case of the ultra-wealthy Anne Dias Griffin and Ken Griffin, including their highly public battle over monthly financial support. The wife is seeking $1 million per month in child support. Her billionaire husband, a hedge fund manager, has refused her requests. 

Collaborative divorce may be a beneficial option

When approaching divorce, New York couples may be looking for ways to decrease expenses and avoid litigation. It is always a complex process when two people separate their lives and finances, but there may be ways to make this process easier on all parties. Collaborative divorce is an option for couples who are willing and able to work together to resolve certain issues, thereby avoiding court. 

Some suggestions for older women going through divorce

The number of so-called "gray" divorces has jumped by double digits in a 20-year period. More couples than ever are seeking divorce in their older years, and along with these increasing numbers, there may be many women missing out on some of the key assets that they may not realize to which they are actually entitled. New York wives may be interested in some recent suggestions regarding the sharing of assets.

Research center reports rise in number of stay-at-home parents

When couples become parents, it is certainly not uncommon for one parent to decide to stay home with the children. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 29 percent of mothers in the U.S. are stay-at-home moms and 6 percent of fathers are stay-at-home dads. In a number of these cases, whether due to preference or economics, this means one parent has put their careers on hold -- or even halt -- to raise children. 

When running a business together, spouses should always think ahead

It may seem hard to believe, but figures show that the national average divorce rate for first marriages currently sits at a whopping 52 percent, while the national average divorce rate for subsequent marriages sits at an astounding 70-plus percent.

As gender roles change, so have attitudes about alimony

When a person makes the difficult decision to seek a divorce, they may think that the hardest part is over and that they won't be called upon to make these kinds of trying decisions for the remainder of the process.

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