Many people in New York are familiar with music by the rapper Nas, which he has been creating for many years. He is back in the news again, but it is not because of his music. This time he is in the news because he is back in court claiming his ex-wife is violating their child custody order by trying to move their son to Colombia. There have reportedly been many instances over the last year that she has brought their son there while she is starting a farm in that country.
When people get married and have children in New York generally they believe they will be together to raise the children. This means that they will share the responsibilities for guiding the children through life and providing for their financial needs. However, the reality is that some marriages end in divorce. Divorces can happen when the children are at any given age. It could be when they are young or it could be when they are about to graduate from high school or even from college.
Most people who get married in New York have a separate life prior to the marriage. So, they have obtained different assets and debts, have different jobs, may or may not have children from a previous relationship and many other circumstances. All of these things will certainly shape the marriage, but they are also considered separate for the purposes of marriage and potentially during a divorce as well. However, assets can be comingled and become marital property depending on the actions of the couple.
If you're in the midst of a divorce, you might find it to be an emotional, costly and complicated process. Each divorce is unique with its own set of circumstances and difficulties, but high asset divorce has its own set of challenges.
In most situations, it is important that both parents have a role in children's lives in New York. This can be accomplished relatively easily when the parents live together and can see the children every day, but this is not an option when the parents are no longer together. In order to ensure that both parents can still be involved, even though it will not be at the same level they were before, there are generally visitation orders to ensure both parents can still be involved and see the children on a routine basis.