What are Some New Trends in Divorce?

There are various changes that occur to divorce proceedings over time. When different couples experience similarities between their cases, it can cause trends to arise in different ways. All spouses can benefit from being aware of these trends, no matter what stage of their divorce they are in. This is because they can impact filings, the proceedings themselves, or even after the fact when the divorce is final. To learn more, continue reading and reach out to a New York divorce attorney for assistance during this time.

Social Media Impact

The rise in social media has impacted the lives of many. This can be on a day to day basis as well as on a larger scale. This can include divorce proceedings. As social media makes it easy to know the lives of others, individuals sometimes use it to keep tabs on their former spouses. In some cases, they then use the information to make a case in order to modify their marital issues. Examples of this can include alimony payments if a former spouse retires or cohabits with another person. 

Alternatives to Litigation

Many spouses wish to avoid the process of litigation. It is because of this that they often turn to alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce. These processes let spouses reach conclusions about their marital issues through healthy discussions. In most cases, they help to save time and money in addition to reducing the stress that comes from a trial.

Divorce Age

More people over the age of 50 years old are getting divorced than ever before. These are often referred to as “gray divorces.” Different from divorces at a young age, these cases have their own set of challenges. This is because older divorcees have fewer years of work in their life, making it more complicated to make up for any setbacks in their finances due to divorce. In addition to this, estate matters should be addressed. This can include appointing new medical directives and powers of attorney as well as redoing beneficiaries to certain accounts.

Shared Parenting Time

In the past, child custody arrangements were often made in favor of the mother. However, as two-income families have become more common, so have shared parenting time arrangements. While equal parenting time is most ideal, this is not always possible unless former spouses live close to one another.

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Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. Our firm understands the impact a divorce can have on your life. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, please do not hesitate to contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today.