Primary child custody has historically been awarded to mothers in divorce cases due to “maternal preference,” or the notion that mothers raised children best, not fathers.
If you’re considering divorce, then it is highly recommended that you don’t wait for your spouse to make the first move.
Child custody and child support are two of the primary parts of New York divorce cases involving children.
Paternity disputes and DNA tests have been portrayed as a joke by television shows like Maury, when in reality, they play a pivotal role in child custody and support cases throughout the United States.
As previously discussed, contested divorces can have the potential to ruin a party’s credit score due to litigation costs, becoming a single income household, and new financial obligations such as child support and maintenance payments.
If you’re new to the divorce process, then you undoubtedly have a plethora of questions surrounding the ins and outs of matrimonial and family law in New York State.
Regardless of how good intentions between parties may be at the start of a child custody action, there is always the possibility of emotions turning sour, minds being changed, or other unexpected circumstances (such as the emergency relocation of one party) that will impact the proceedings.
Despite what the songs may say, the holiday season might not be the most wonderful time of the year if you’re going through a divorce.
Domestic violence is a major issue that plagues unhealthy relationships, and in extreme circumstances, can even become life threatening.
Parents who opt for an amicable divorce over a contested litigated battle will often research alternative parenting and custody arrangements to help their children transition and process the divorce better.