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Residency requirements for filing grounds for divorce in New York

Divorce isn't something any couple go into marriage anticipating, but the reality is that about 50 percent of marriages end up that way. Up until recently in New York, a spouse filing for divorce had to show grounds that the other spouse irreparably damaged the relationship. But with a new no-fault law in place, couples can simply claim irreconcilable differences; in the eyes of the court, neither party is held accountable.

Can cheating impact the outcome of your divorce?

Many marriages end in divorce these days. In the United States, cheating is one of the most common causes of divorce. It is the second most common reason that married couples separate and later divorce. If you have caught your spouse cheating, it can be a shock. Hurt and betrayal are common responses, but those feelings often fade quickly.

Parental alienation syndrome has a long-lasting impact on children.

Property and asset division. Alimony. Child support. Child custody. These are just a few of the issues confronting parents as they are engage in divorce proceedings. In order to find common ground with a contentious spouse, those separating may be forced to make compromises. The process isn't tidy and may be exhausting; however, when the divorce papers have been signed, the contract should signal an agreement that is amenable to both parties.

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