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January 2016 Archives

Prenuptial agreements becoming increasingly popular

New York residents will likely associate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements with wealthy celebrities or business people who want to protect their assets or income should they decide to divorce. Prenuptial agreements have been fairly common among the wealthy for several decades, but their popularity surged following the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says that more than 60 percent of their members have witnessed an increase in the demand for prenuptial agreements in recent years.

Preventing common divorce mistakes

New York residents who are considering getting a divorce may not realize just how costly the process can be. Not only are there potential attorney fees, the former couple may also have to divide certain assets that were obtained during the marriage. However, there are certain ways that those heading into divorce can protect their assets to reduce the amount of money they could potentially lose.

Co-parenting strategies for divorced couples

Married couples in New York and around the country sometimes put off seeking a divorce due to concerns about the impact that it would potentially have on their children, while others feel that addressing their underlying unhappiness is the best course of action for all concerned. Children may find the divorce of their parents a traumatic experience even when they were expecting it to happen, but there are a number of steps that estranged parents can take to reduce this emotional toll.