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How can you go through an uncontested divorce?

Divorce mediations can often be cumbersome for couples. In addition to the emotional upheaval over estrangement from a spouse, legal hassles and financial burden of a divorce may become traumatic. In some cases when both spouses are in favor of a divorce, the estranged couple may go for an uncontested divorce proceeding. This usually happens when separating spouses agree to have an open and productive discussion.

How do courts calculate child support in New York?

In New York, the amount of support a parent must pay is calculated using guidelines established by the state. Courts follow this standard guideline as a way of ensuring that the support amount paid by one parent or both parents is just and fair to both the child and the parents. The court's primary consideration, however, is that the child support is in the best interests of the child.

Divorce mediation options in New York

The Collaborative Family Law Center in New York assists couples who qualify to get their divorce without having to go to court. The body works in partnership with not-for-profit organizations, courts and law schools, offering free divorce mediation services to qualifying couples with an objective of reducing the trauma, pain and high costs of divorce on families.

How does the court decide child custody in New York?

In New York, child custody is granted either to one parent solely or both parents share custody of their child. The determination is based on the best interests of the child. Child custody orders are issued in the state after the courts have determined what would be the optimal conditions for the wellbeing of a child in a given situation.

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