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How to get along with your spouse during the holidays

Under the best of circumstances, the combination of extended family dinners, gift shopping excursions and financial pressure make the holiday season a stressful time. If you and your spouse have been fighting more than enjoying each other, getting to January can seem all but impossible - but keeping the family together for the holidays is often a priority for both couples.

Mistakes to avoid in a divorce to keep you from losing it all

You may be in for a rude awakening if you think the biggest mistake you ever made in life is to marry your partner. Once you file for divorce in New York, you can never be certain as to what will happen, or the emotional reaction from your partner. What may have been an amicable split can turn into a situation that is full of stress, frustration and strife.

Who gets to keep the cat (or dog) in a divorce in New York State?

Divorce is as much a part of current society as marriage - and even the friendliest of divorces can become incredibly complicated. In addition to the division of real estate, investment portfolios, personal property and debts, divorces now often involve custody of and access to the pets.

Filing for divorce in New York

The last few months have been tough. Over the Holidays, the constant bickering and fighting with your spouse put additional strain on your already rocky relationship. The calm of January may have lulled you into believing you were back on solid ground. But then the verbal blow-up at the restaurant over Valentine's Day dinner led to the big talk - that dreaded conversation about divorce.

What you need to know about annulments in New York

Are you in a bad marriage and need to get out? Is it time to move forward with your life and strive for that "happily ever after" promised in fairy tales? If you're in a legally binding marriage, your path out is through divorce. If, however, your marriage was legally void or voidable from the outset, your road to freedom may be through annulment.

What to do if you lose health insurance coverage in divorce

If your health insurance comes through your spouse's employer, you should worry about health care coverage after divorce. You may even rethink untying the knot if you have significant health care needs - especially given all the uncertainty currently surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Factors that affect alimony in New York

Maintenance, also referred to as alimony or spousal support, can be granted through a divorce. It is usually ordered when one spouse earns significantly more than the other spouse, one spouse needs time to garner the skills to be relevant in the workforce again, or so one spouse can maintain the lifestyle he or she has become accustomed to. Unlike child support, alimony has far less specific guidelines for determining the amount of the payments. 

The pros of a prenup

You are likely familiar with the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement, with a hefty list of pros on why getting a signed prenuptial agreement into place is a good idea prior to marriage. However, too many couples get stuck on the cons, which are that it isn't an easy topic to discuss and it seems like you're planning on a divorce before you're even married. 

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