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Unique Challenges Faced by Teens Involved in a Divorce

Unique Challenges Faced by Teens Involved in a Divorce

Unique Challenges Faced by Teens Involved in a Divorce

Divorce will impact children of any age going through the process of seeing their parents dissolve their marriage to each other. However, there are some unique challenges faced by older children and teens who may have more of an understanding of what divorce means than very young children. Here’s what to know about how a Long Island divorce can impact teens and how you can best support them during the dissolution process.

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Can I Get Permanent Spousal Support, Alimony or Maintenance?

Can I Get Permanent Spousal Support, Alimony or Maintenance?

Can I Get Permanent Spousal Support, Alimony or Maintenance?

Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support, is a payment from the spouse who earns more to the spouse who earns less, so the latter spouse may maintain the lifestyle they’ve become accustomed to during the marriage. Long Island courts do not consider whether the higher earning spouse is the husband or wife.

There are multiple types of spousal support that a person can seek throughout their divorce proceedings, including temporary or permanent spousal support. Understanding spousal maintenance laws on Long Island can help you negotiate a fair settlement regardless of whether you stand to pay or receive alimony. Read on to learn what you should know about your spousal support options.

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Top 10 Divorce Mediation Tips for Long Islanders

Top 10 Divorce Mediation Tips for Long Islanders

Top 10 Divorce Mediation Tips for Long Islanders

Many couples in New York who opt to dissolve their marriage do so via mediation. Mediation differs from traditional litigation in several ways; namely, you and your spouse won’t go to court. Instead, you’ll both meet with a neutral third party who will help you talk out your divorce settlement. Once you and your spouse reach an agreement, your attorney will file for a judge to approve the divorce decree on your behalf.

Here are some tips to help make mediation easier and more effective, and how you can get experienced legal help when you need it most during a Long Island divorce.

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How to Keep Your Divorce Amicable & Not Contentious

How to Keep Your Divorce Amicable & Not Contentious

How to Keep Your Divorce Amicable & Not Contentious

Getting a divorce is hard, even if it’s something both you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse have decided is right for your family. Ideally, your separation will be amicable. However, due to the nature of divorce and the various legal cases under its umbrella, like child custody and alimony or spousal support, things can become heated quickly.

If you and your spouse are able to communicate, there are things you can do to help keep your divorce amicable and prevent if from degrading into an adversarial Contested Divorce. Here’s what it takes to have an amicable Long Island divorce.

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What Should I Say About My Long Island Divorce on Social Media?

What Should I Say About My Long Island Divorce on Social Media?

What Should I Say About My Long Island Divorce on Social Media?

Getting a divorce is emotional and can make you feel very alone. You may be tempted to turn to social media to get support for the end of your marriage, but this could actually have very negative consequences for your case. What you say or pictures you post on social media have the power to strip you of things like child custody, alimony, and more. 

Here’s what you should know about discussing the dissolution of your marriage on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok and where to get legal help quickly. 

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What If the Court Finds Both Parents Are Unfit?

What If the Court Finds Both Parents Are Unfit?

What If the Court Finds Both Parents Are Unfit?

When two parents separate or get a divorce, who the child will primarily live with and who gets to spend time with the child in what types of environments must be decided. Often, this isn’t exceedingly complex; if one parent is considered unfit or a danger to the child, they will simply live with the other. However, there are some family legal cases where the capacity of both parents to care for their child is in question.

Here’s what you should know about how courts decide whether a parent is unfit or not and who to call when you need family legal advocacy you can trust.

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