What makes a divorce contested?

Divorce is obviously a complicated, difficult and emotional process. Of course, some divorces are more complex and time-consuming than others. There are often situations in which the couple getting divorced cannot agree on one or more matters. When they cannot agree, the divorce is contested. However, a contested divorce can quickly (or not so quickly) become uncontested […]

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What are grounds for divorce?

New York State, along with many other states require individuals to cite grounds for divorce before moving forward with the rest of the process. Grounds is simply the term used to describe the reason for which the couple wants to get divorced. There are several different grounds for divorce, but arguably the most popular is to […]

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Who can request child visitation rights?

When parents get divorced, their children are often the ones who feel the most serious repercussions. When a custody arrangement has been made, there are often cases in which the noncustodial parent’s side of the family no longer gets to see the child very often, if at all. Many relatives such as grandparents, cousins, aunts, […]

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What is a mediated divorce?

When a couple decides their marriage isn’t working anymore and they want to get divorced, it is important that they consider all options. One option that has become increasingly popular is mediation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows a couple to take control over their divorce and make decisions for themselves. […]

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What is equitable distribution?

When New Yorkers go through a divorce, they will need to determine how assets should be divided. The process used to divide assets and liabilities is known as equitable distribution. In order to determine how assets will be divided, it is important for the couple to figure out which property is considered marital and which […]

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What is a no-fault divorce?

What is a no-fault divorce? When a couple in New York State makes the choice to get divorced, they will have to begin the process by declaring the reason for the divorce. However, New York is a “no-fault” state. No-fault divorce means that you cite grounds that cannot be contested. In order to claim “no-fault” […]

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Sole Custody

Sole Custody Divorces are complex matters that become further complicated when children become involved. Determining a custody agreement can be an extremely emotional process because the thought of not seeing your child as much as you once did can be very upsetting for some parents. In fact, many parents wonder if it is possible for […]

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