Due to our high cost of living, raising a family on Long Island in a two-income household is challenging enough, but trying to do it on one income can be a daunting task. This leads to many parents moving out of New York after their divorce in search of a better living situation for their family. Moving into and out of New York State can have consequences on your Child Custody proceeding.
Many clients come to our Long Island Divorce Law firm after their divorce with questions about the impact of a remarriage on the terms of their divorce. There are many people out there who, after obtaining their Long Island Divorce, have found themselves in a new relationship and wish to remarry. Often, this new dynamic results in many questions from those who have been previously divorced. While your remarriage will certainly change some aspects of your divorce, others will remain the same. Below are two of the most pressing topics regarding your divorce and a subsequent remarriage.
Many of our clients look forward to the day they after their Long Island divorce is final and they no longer have to “deal with” their former spouse. What many do not realize is that, if you have children together, your former spouse is likely to be in your life for many years to come. If your former spouse is going to be involved with your children you are going to have to communicate with him or her regarding the children for many years, if not the rest of your life. This is known as co-parenting.
For many clients, co-parenting is a constant uphill battle. You just divorced your partner, but are still expected to be co-parents and interact with your children in a healthy, responsible and calm manner. How is this possible? To be honest, it takes a lot of patience and an understanding that you and your former spouse will not get it right every time. However, if you can remember certain tips, it may make the process easier.
With the winter recess upon us, many of our Long Island divorce clients have planned plan vacations with their children. For many, the winter recess time is a nice break from the stresses of work, school and your divorce. It’s a great time for you and your children to relax and let them be children, without the added stress of your divorce. This can also be a cause of concern for many clients, as their spouses are taking their children out of the country.
We see many Long Island couples for whom the words “prenuptial agreement” make them squirm. It is our firm belief, however, that for those same couples, a prenuptial agreement is one of the smartest decisions they could make. Prenuptial agreements involve a less negative connotation when couples understand the concept better.
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
Unfortunately, many of my Long Island Divorce and Family Court clients approach me regarding the important issue of Parental Alienation. These clients often feel that the other parent is dragging their children into the middle of the divorce unnecessarily and with singularly bad intentions. Accordingly, I think it is very important to lay out some basic information regarding the topic of parental alienation.