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Keeping the home could hinder your retirement

If you're getting divorced when you're close to standard retirement age, your instinct may be to give up other financial assets in order to keep your house. You are trying to limit the amount of change in your life. Your marriage may end, but at least you'll know you have a place to live. Isn't that a wise choice?

Moving forward after divorce: What next?

When your spouse asks you for a divorce, you find yourself unsure how to think about your life. All you ever planned for was a marriage. This was the life you imagined. If you're not going to have it, what are you supposed to do to move forward? What comes next?

Divorce rate falling with millennials

People often talk about the changes brought on by the next generation, some of which are very unexpected. One prime example comes from a recent study that found that the divorce rate in the United States, which jumped quickly as divorce became less taboo in the past few decades, has started to fall again. From 2008 to 2016, it dropped by a stunning 18 percent.

How do I handle issues with parenting time?

Parenting time is one of the most contentious discussions people can have during a separation, divorce or battle for child custody. Even when a child custody agreement is in place, some parents will take it upon themselves to do whatever they please. Today, we will take a look at how you can handle issues with parenting time in New York.

Refrain from social media use when going through divorce

It's wise to refrain from using social media when going through a divorce. These accounts can easily get you into trouble. That's especially true if you are trying to come away with a good settlement when the agreement is finalized. Here's why social media can be so detrimental to your divorce.

New report says divorce costs $2,000 more with student loans

A new report claims that it can cost you $2,000 more to get a divorce if you have student loans in your name. It seems as though having student loan debt is becoming a big reason for couples to get divorced these days. Now, add on the notion that it can lead to higher divorce costs,and student loan debt is really taking a toll on some people living in New York.

Stay insured after divorce using spousal support

Going through a divorce is a stressful situation. It becomes even more stressful when you realize you will no longer be covered by your former spouse's insurance policies. All of the coverage you had is now no longer in effect. That's why you need to use any spousal support you receive to remain insured after the divorce goes final.

Using spousal support to get back to work

If you are going through a divorce, you likely want to acquire spousal support, especially if you've been handling the household for most of the marriage. Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a payment made to you by your former spouse. It is not a lifetime payment. Instead, it is known as a rehabilitative payment. It ends when you either remarry or find employment.

Married couples should hold joint credit accounts

When you are married, you likely have quite a bit of important documents in both names. These might include your vehicle titles, deed to your residence and even retirement accounts or other financial accounts. There are some married couples who have both joint and separate credit cards. Many don't realize that this can cause quite a problem should the couple head for divorce in Oneida, New York.

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