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Causes for divorce are different for every couple

Making the decision to end a marriage is not one most couples in New York will make lightly. This can be a gut-wrenching decision, especially if children are involved — as this choice will forever change the family dynamic. While there are many causes for divorce, the intricate details are different for every couple and may affect the ability to negotiate a fair settlement in a timely manner.

Common issues that may lead to divorce are often reported and typically include a lack of physical closeness, communication problems, frequent fights and different values or goals. Though there are several common causes for divorce, every situation has its unique details. No one, other than the couple, knows the full story behind why a particular marriage is in trouble and why the decision to divorce is ultimately made.

Regardless of why a marriage doesn’t work out, each spouse should be able to walk away from the relationship with a settlement that is fair for their individual circumstances. This may seem difficult to achieve, especially if communication is a big problem. Fortunately, assistance is available to work through this challenging process.

New York residents who are faced with the prospect of divorce can get through this trying time. With legal assistance, it is possible to negotiate a settlement that takes into account the specific and unique needs of every family. Though it may feel that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, every divorce can be resolved in a way that allows each spouse to walk away feeling satisfied with the end-result.

Source: The Huffington Post, “What Causes Divorce: 5 Red Flags to Watch Out for”, Steve Mindel, Jan. 29, 2015

Important Information

COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)  Update 3-20-2020

By order of Governor Andrew Cuomo, beginning 3-22-2020, all non-essential business in New York state must close their physical offices in response to the rapid rate of positive reported cases of COVID-19 in New York State.

Although this will impact the in office and in person services that LIT can provide, we will still be working remotely from our homes to serve our existing clients and we will continue to serve the public on a remote basis with any new legal matters for which they may need assistance.

We as a nation have overcome great obstacles in the past and although the challenges that lie ahead of us as community, as a state, and as a nation are great, we will overcome them as our resilience as individuals, as a community and as a nation will allow us to prevail.

May all of you and your loved ones be safe and well .

Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP


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