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August 2014 Archives

Pet custody may heat up divorce disagreements

The Humane Society of the United States reports that American households home roughly 179 million dogs and cats. Increasingly, it appears that these beloved pets are regarded as more than just animals, and in many instances they may even be considered family. New York couples who are ready to divorce might be concerned about the fate of their beloved pets, as animal custody is typically not handled by divorce court.

Social media prenup may protect those going through divorce

Prenuptial agreements can be an essential aspect of pre-marital planning for many New York couples. As today’s society has become increasingly technologically driven, the prenup has evolved with it. Issues such as private photos and social media in the event of a divorce are now cropping up in prenuptial agreements.

More helpful advice for divorcees who get bad advice

Divorce is a business transaction. It may not seem like it right now, given the emotional turmoil you are experiencing and how distant and angry your soon-to-be ex-spouse is to you right now. Nevertheless, the process is geared to be an orderly transfer of assets so that people can move on their separate ways.

Sage advice for divorcees who get unsolicited advice

Your announcement that you are getting divorced will inevitably lead to advice and premonitions about what the process will be like. Friends and family may have your best interests at heart, but they may not understand the law when it comes to what you may be entitled to (i.e. property division, custody and parenting time). Nevertheless, this may not stop you from getting unsolicited advice. Moreover, it may not be the best for you, given that it is only based on one’s personal experience.  

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