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October 2015 Archives

Mediating NY divorce is about cooperation and communication

We believe that divorce can truly be an open and clear discussion about two parties parting and going their separate ways. This is why some divorcing couples choose the divorce mediation process. When there are children involved, the mediation process is even more important. This is because children in the middle of a divorce need all the support and positivity possible during this time of change. If parents are able to divorce in a way that is cooperative and civil, it will do the children a great service.

What do I need to know about New York child custody laws?

Since child custody is an issue settled by the state instead of the federal government, there are some facts and laws that New Yorkers should be aware of when it comes to the topic. Naturally if you are interested in learning more about this topic, are currently working on a custody arrangement or are modifying a current child custody order, it is important to know what a parenting plan could look like.

New York State restructures spousal maintenance parameters

The law is a living doctrine and, as such, changes periodically to better fulfill the fairness of the law to its citizens. Marriage, and thus divorce, is a state issue, so the state of New York, from time to time, makes adjustments to family law policy. One such adjustment was approved to go into effect starting October 1, 2015, bringing changes to spousal maintenance that are thought to better manage how it is handled in divorce proceedings.

Custodial and non-custodial parents and child support

After a divorce settlement, custody arrangements and financial aspects have been settled and agreed upon, most parents are hoping that life will begin to return to a 'new normal.' As the now single parent and kids are adjusting to their new living environment and other changes, it is the hope that both parents will be able to fulfill their obligations outlined in their divorce decree. There are many differences for how child support obligations are viewed and fulfilled for custodial and non-custodial White Plains parents.

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