Category Archives: Divorce

How Teachers Can Have an Advantage in Child Custody Proceedings

New York, as with all states, uses the “best interest” standard for determining child custody arrangements. This means parents can expect judges to consider a variety of factors that will go into determining what arrangement would be in the child’s best interest for the long term. Some examples of some of those factors include: Parental… Read More »

How to Handle the Family Dog During Divorce

There are a lot of important issues you’ll need to handle during the course of your divorce. One that you might not immediately think of is what you’ll do with the family dog. Your dog, after all, is very much a part of your family, which can make who gets the dog a contentious issue… Read More »

The Benefits of Counseling Before Seeking a Divorce

Studies show that fewer than 10 percent of divorcing couples seek counseling or therapy before they move forward with the divorce. However, more than 90 percent of couples who attend therapy sessions when dealing with marital problems report the counseling to have been helpful. Here are just a few of the ways you can expect… Read More »

Tips to Help You Expedite a Divorce

The divorce process can easily become drawn out and expensive, especially if you have a large and complicated estate or if you and your spouse don’t get along. There are, though, some ways you can expedite the process to get through it faster and move on to your new life. Not all of these will… Read More »

How Does Wage Garnishment Work for Child Support?

If the other parent of your child regularly neglects to pay the child support he or she owes you, there are a variety of potential collection methods you and your attorney could work to implement to ensure you get the money you need. Perhaps the most common type of collecting judgments for overdue child support… Read More »

Tips for Selling a Home While Going Through a Divorce

The decision of whether or not to sell your house during the divorce process can be quite difficult. Having to pack up and move while so many other changes are occurring in your life can be a truly overwhelming prospect. However, there are many circumstances in which it does not make financial sense for either… Read More »

How to Prove Your Circumstances Have Changed for Child Support

If you wish to reduce the amount of money you’re paying in child support, you will be responsible for filing an official petition in court for a judge to review your case. The child support modification process can vary slightly from court to court, but you can expect that you will need to prove that… Read More »

Does Divorce Affect Your Credit?

Many people will experience a hit to their credit during or after a divorce. However, it’s not the divorce itself that affects the credit—marital status has nothing to do with how your credit report is calculated. It’s the financial repercussions of your divorce that could result in your credit taking a hit. Losing a household… Read More »

Tips to Help You Avoid a Toxic Divorce

While divorce is stressful and potentially traumatic, it does not have to be extremely contentious. With a little bit of effort from each party, the divorce process can go relatively smoothly and collaboratively, allowing you to avoid toxicity and drawn-out, personal legal battles. Here are a few tips to help you avoid toxicity during the… Read More »

How Kindness Can Help You Through a Divorce

A little bit of kindness can make a big difference in the world, and when you’re going through a divorce it can also help you refresh your mindset and stay afloat during some significant life changes. Here are just a few ways you may find kindness to be of great assistance during the divorce process:… Read More »