When a couple decides to get married, they often picture themselves growing old together, perhaps raising grandchildren and enjoying their retirement. Some couples do last long enough to experience grandchildren and retirement-- only to end up divorcing.
It may go without saying, but kids commonly know more than you think they know. Especially when it comes to the status of your relationship and whether you are fed up with your spouse. Depending on their age, they may know that a divorce is imminent even though you haven’t told them yet. Even with them possibly knowing, there are certain things that you should avoid doing when explaining that your marriage is ending.
Grandparents can sometimes feel helpless when their grandchildren are caught in the crossfire between two warring parents. They face a common conundrum of deciding whether to intervene. On the one hand, if they take a side, they risk being ostracized from their grandchild. If they do nothing in the hope that the parents can work it out, the child risks further emotional harm that they don’t deserve.
Whether you are considering filing for divorce, or have recently filed a petition, the desire to seek revenge or pummel your soon-to-be ex-spouse into submission are powerful emotions that can drive your decisions. However, in the midst of inflicting emotional damage, you may leave yourself vulnerable to making substantial financial mistakes that could seriously affect your post-divorce life.
In almost all divorces and custody disputes, courts will try to ensure that children remain a part of both parent's lives. However, some parents, still bitter at their ex, will do everything possible to make their children hate their other parent too. This is known as parental alienation syndrome, and it can lead to one parent having no relationship with their children.
Divorce is often hardest on the youngest members of the family, and for this reason, many New York parents do whatever they can to shield their children from negativity and upheaval. By providing a stable environment for the kids in the midst of such a difficult process, parents can protect the emotional and mental well-being of their kids during this time of transition.
If you are in a high net worth marriage that is about to end, you might be concerned about the complex property division process that will likely make an uncontested divorce impossible. Your post-divorce financial situation may largely depend on whether you have a prenuptial agreement in place. Some high-profile celebrities have suffered significant financial losses due to the lack of such agreements.
As millions of other parents in New York and across the nation are currently doing, you may be getting your 2016 holiday celebrations underway. If you also happen to be in the process of ending your marriage, the last thing you need is for divorce issues to ruin your holidays. You're likely already a little nervous about starting new traditions and adjusting to a new lifestyle.
Life continues to change, even long after a divorce is final. Over time, it is possible that a custody or financial support order is no longer viable for your current situation. When these circumstances arise, you may seek a legal remedy to these concerns, including the possibility for a modification.
While the concept of a prenuptial agreement may not prove particularly romantic, the legal document is becoming increasingly common in American society, and with good reason. You may think of a prenuptial agreement as something only relevant for those with particularly high incomes, but there is a myriad of other reasons having a "prenup" in place is a good idea.