BROOKLYN, New York. The country has watched with concern as Hurricane Harvey has battered Houston and as Hurricane Irma threatens Florida. After a natural disaster, first on many people’s minds is home repair and rebuilding. Yet, the silent victims of natural disasters may not always get headlines. Research has shown that natural disasters can increase […]
BROOKLYN, New York. Separating from your partner is a highly personal decision. For many, it is the toughest they will ever have to make. However, divorce is not just a personal decision, but also a legal process that can affect everything from your child custody to your finances. If you are getting divorced, it is […]
CNBC reports that there has been a fivefold increase in the number of couples who signed a prenuptial agreement over the past two decades. From pursuing ambitious entrepreneurial endeavors to paying down hefty student loan debt, there are countless reasons why so many couples are now drafting prenups before saying “I do.”
Spouses have an obligation to take care of each other financially, and this obligation does not necessarily end after the divorce. There are various kinds of financial support that the courts can order one spouse to pay the other, and the laws regulating this support vary by state.
Divorce is hard for everyone involved, and even amicable separations are emotionally draining at times. When you get used to having people around and then they are suddenly no longer as accessible as they once were, it takes some time to adjust.
There are several ways to end a marriage or change your marital status in the state of New York. According to the New York State Bar Association, these include divorce, dissolution, annulment and separation.