When a couple in New York State makes the decision to get divorced, there are a number of different factors that must be considered. The divorce cannot be finalized until all of the contested matters at hand are resolved. A contested matter is anything that the couple cannot come to a resolution about and is in disagreement. That being said, there are some matters that are uncontested and the couple agrees upon going into the divorce. The matters that often need to be addressed in a divorce include the following:

Child Custody- which parent will get to spend more time with the child than the other parent

Division of Assets- which spouse will walk away from the divorce with what assets, real estate, finances, and even debt

Child Support- the noncustodial parent will have to pay the custodial parent to help them support the children’s housing, food, and other needs that they may have

Spousal Support- in some cases, the more monied spouse will have to financially support the less monied spouse after the divorce. This is not necessary in all divorces because sometimes, both spouses are able to financially support themselves without help from the other spouse

If you are considering getting a divorce in New York State and have questions about any of these issues, contact our firm today.

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