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In New York, you can file for divorce based on grounds such as cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment, imprisonment, adultery, or no-fault grounds like the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months.
The duration varies but generally takes around 12 to 18 months, depending on factors like complexity and whether it's contested or uncontested.
While it's possible to represent yourself, having an experienced attorney can ensure your rights are protected and the process is smooth.
New York follows equitable distribution, which means assets are divided fairly but not necessarily equally. Factors considered include contributions, earning capacity, and length of marriage
Factors include the length of the marriage, each spouse's income and potential earnings, health, and contributions to the marriage.
The court considers the child's best interests, evaluating factors such as parental capabilities, living situation, and the child's wishes if they're of a certain age.
A parenting plan outlines custody and visitation arrangements, helping parents maintain consistency and clarity for the child's well-being.
Yes, if there's a substantial change in circumstances, custody arrangements can be modified.
Child support is calculated based on the combined income of both parents, and other factors like the number of children and their needs.
Yes, if there's a substantial change in circumstances, you can request a modification through the court.
Yes, as long as they are executed properly and meet legal requirements, prenuptial agreements are generally enforceable in New York.
These agreements can cover property division, alimony, asset protection, and more, but they cannot include terms related to child custody or child support.
Divorce can impact your will, trusts, and beneficiary designations. It's crucial to update your estate plan after divorce.
Yes, updating your estate plan can exclude your former spouse from inheritance.
A mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates communication between parties to reach mutually agreeable solutions.
Mediation involves voluntary negotiation sessions where you and your spouse work with a mediator to resolve issues amicably.
Mediation is often faster, less adversarial, and can result in more personalized agreements compared to traditional litigation.