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What is meant by best interests of the child in New York?

New York couples who have parted ways but share a child will often have to navigate who will be the custodial parent, how the visitation rights will be handled, and deal with a custody dispute. There are certain terms that are used during this process that might be confusing to a vast number of parents. Included is the "best interests of the child." This is of paramount importance when the court decides on the case.

A lawyer can help with divorce mediation in Westchester County

Not all divorces in Westchester County need to be contentious and go to court to be settled. Some couples might have issues that prevent them from continuing in marriage, but they can talk through their problems and come to a basic agreement regarding the end of the marriage. It does not even have to be "friendly" for the couple to benefit from divorce mediation, but they can be amicable and flexible to settle the matter without the money and time that accompanies many divorces. Mediation is particularly beneficial for couples who are experiencing financial challenges and do not want to spend any more than they have to spend to end the marriage and move on.

So-called "gray divorce" is rising since the early-1990s

The number of divorces overall has been decreasing in recent years, but that is not the case for people who are age 50 and older. The number of divorces for people in this age group has approximately doubled over the past 25 years. These are increasingly referred to as "gray divorces," and it is something that White Plains residents might consider as they age and their marriage is on shaky ground. According to the numbers, by 2015, there were 10 divorces for every 1,000 couples age 50 and older. By contrast, in 1990, that number was five divorces for every 1,000 couples. For people age 65 and older, the number of people divorcing has tripled during that time, with six for every 1,000 married couples parting ways.

How to handle an inability to pay child support in New York

It is not unusual for a parent who has been ordered to pay child support in New York to have an issue keeping up with the payments. This can make it difficult if not outright impossible for them to make the payments they are supposed to make. A failure to pay child support can lead to numerous problems for the supporting parent, the custodial parent and the child. If a parent is unable to pay, there are certain steps to take to avoid being charged with delinquent payments and enduring an ongoing child support dispute. Knowing these steps is imperative to settling the matter.

Christina El Moussa of "Flip or Flop" opens up about divorce

You may know Tarek and Christina El Moussa from the hit reality television show "Flip or Flop" on HGTV. On air, the couple shares their trials and tribulations while they try to flip houses on the real estate market. Off air, however, the couple has gone through some difficult times that they ultimately were unable to overcome.

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