In New York, individuals may pursue either no-fault or fault-based grounds for divorce. The grounds of fault that the courts recognize include cruel treatment of one spouse to the other, adultery, incarceration of one spouse for at least three years, and abandonment of one spouse by the other for at least a year. Of course, not all couples will have these serious issues existing between them. Therefore, many parties who decide to file for divorce will use the state's no-fault option to get it into the courts.
Estate plans and the documents that are included in them often focus on what will happen to an individual's assets after they have passed away. These plans are undoubtedly important as they help to ensure that Buffalo residents' wishes are honored after they die. However, when drafting their estate planning documents New Yorkers may also want to include some plans for what should happen if they are alive but can no longer make decisions for themselves because they are mentally or physically incapacitated.
Family law and divorce proceedings can be complicated by many issues, but at their core the courts that handle these legal issues seek to protect the best interests of the children who will be affected by their decisions. That means that when it comes to matters of child custody and support, courts will look at many factors relevant to the parties and their children to make reasonable decisions. This post will address some of the factors that may be evaluated when courts consider requests for child support in general, but as with all legal matters readers should not use this post as a basis for any legal action regarding their own child support matters.
A partnership is a popular form of business structure for Buffalo residents to use when they are establishing their new business entities. A partnership requires more than one owner and generally will be governed by the partnership agreement that the partners make at the outset of their venture. This post will address some of the terms that a partnership agreement should include, but as with all legal matters, readers are reminded that independent legal counsel should be sought for advice on specific business law matters.
It is hard to find the person you want to spend your life with. Now that you have, you feel lucky, and you cannot wait to start your life together. You have heard of prenups, but you are not sure it is the right decision for you and your future spouse. Here are four reasons to sign a prenuptial agreement.