Being a parent can be complicated. This is especially true if a person is no longer with the other parent and there are child custody orders in place to govern relationships with the children.
It is fairly common for parents in New York to not be together. This could be because they are divorced or because they were never married and ended their relationship. However, just because the relationship between the parents ended it does not mean that the parents' relationship with their children ends. They will always be their children's parents no matter how much they may not like the other parent. Being a parent includes providing love, affection and guidance and providing for the children's financial needs.
It is very common for couples to have disagreements during a marriage about many different things. People resolve them very differently though and sometimes couples are not able to resolve them at all. When they are not able to resolve them often times that leads to a divorce. Just like there are many ways to resolve disagreements during the marriage there are also different ways to resolve a divorce. The couple could litigate the divorce, utilize the collaborative divorce process or use divorce mediation to reach agreements.
Every marriage is unique, which means that every divorce is unique as well. Many divorces will deal with similar issues, such as child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and asset division, but the final determination for each issue depends on the circumstances of each divorce. Children have different needs and parents have different schedules, and the main factor that affects the financial aspects of a divorce is the wealth of the couple.