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Special considerations of gray divorce

Once you've been married for decades, you might think that you'll never have to deal with a divorce. The stark reality is that gray divorce is becoming more commonplace. For individuals who are over 50 years old, the considerations that they have might be a bit different from people who are going through this while they are younger.

For women, financial education is key to a successful divorce

In some marriages, the wife isn't very familiar with the finances. One thing that all women should know is the status of retirement accounts. Even though you might think that your marriage will last forever, there is a chance that it won't. The retirement accounts are often a major source of contention during a divorce.

Stay-at-home spouse? Alimony should be a prenup term

Going into a marriage, some people know that one person will remain at home to care for the house and children while the other works. This can benefit the family, but it can also be a difficult thing to handle if the marriage fails. Instead of having to worry about what would happen in that instance, you can establish the plan in a prenuptial agreement before you ever get married.

Remember that debts are divided in divorce

The financial changes that come with divorce are often challenging to handle. As part of the property division process, you and your ex will divide assets, but you will also have to split up the debts. This means that you will have to budget for your own set of household bills while also taking on some other payments. You need to plan carefully so you can ensure everything is going to get paid.

Shared family values can benefit children during a divorce

Many people who are going through a divorce have children, so they have to make sure that they are putting the needs of the children first. One thing that might be beneficial in these cases is to come up with a list of family values that are going to govern life in both homes. These can provide the foundation upon which stability for the child is built so that they have what they need to thrive.

View divorce as a fresh start for you and your kids

One thing that you have to remember when you are going through a divorce is that you have to take care of yourself. It is easy to become so consumed with what's going on that you can't focus on making decisions that are in your best interests. If you have children, it is imperative that you take the time to take care of yourself because they need you.

Children and relocation after divorce

When you decide to divorce, you will have to determine where you are going to live if you are the person who is moving out of the marital home or if that home will be sold. It is imperative that you try not to make any big decisions while you are in the midst of the emotional upheaval that comes in this situation.

Don't remain stuck in an emotional rut during divorce

It is easy to fall into a rut with how you interact with certain people. If you are going through a divorce, you might have to adjust how you think about your ex because you aren't married any longer. This split is a fresh start for both parties; however, you might still have to interact with each other if you have children. Determining what aspects of your behavior might contribute to troublesome interactions might benefit you as you work to make the positive changes you need.

Put yourself first when you are going through divorce

The process of divorcing takes a lot of time and energy. This can impact the way that you start your new life, so you must ensure that you are taking steps to improve your situation. One thing that can really hold you back is the inability to let go of the past and move forward as a single person.

Follow these tips during a divorce with a narcissist

Going through a divorce is a troublesome experience, but it is even worse when you are going through it with a narcissist. The manipulative ways of a narcissist make dealing with them very difficult. You have to learn how to disengage with the situation so that you can move forward with the divorce. There are many strategies that can help you, but you have to determine which is the best option for your situation.

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