New York has a major domestic violence problem. New York City police responded to 284,660 domestic violence incidents in 2013 alone, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Police just outside the city responded to another 187,710 cases.
Divorce comes with a multitude of life-changing considerations. How will you and your ex share custody of your children? Where will each of you live? Will you or your ex pay spousal maintenance?
Domestic violence is more common than many people realize. The World Health Organization reports that 35 percent of women worldwide experience some form of abuse at the hands of their intimate partners.
Admitting that your marriage is beyond repair is never easy. Although counseling can help spouses improve communication and resolve issues, it does not work for every couple.
If you are a parent who is in the midst of divorce, then child custody is probably one of your biggest concerns. Parenting plans often lead to heated conflicts between divorcing spouses. If you and your spouse cannot find common ground, then a judge may request that you undergo a child custody evaluation.
Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and if you haven’t experienced this process firsthand, then you likely know someone who has. If so, then you understand how complex, stressful and burdensome these proceedings can be. The emotional turmoil of going through the separation of a marriage – especially when children are involved – […]