New York, much like many other jurisdictions in the country, is an equitable distribution state. This means that judges focus their attention on splitting up property fairly. There are many factors that Williamsville judges take into account when deciding what's the most equitable way to divide up a couple's property.
There are a variety of factors that make for contentious divorce negotiations. Conversations over child custody or support, alimony and property division often get heated. Williamsville judges often consider each spouses' income and their compensation structure when making awards.
Some New York couples have one marital partner pursue their career while the other marital partner devotes their time to being a stay-at-home parent.
When people marry, they want love and romance. When people divorce, they want money and stuff. Due to the latter fact, there are laws governing property division between divorcing couples.
Separating property during a divorce can be challenging, but trying to sort out custody and visitation between parents can be emotionally charged and feel like a win-lose situation. When parents cannot work together to determine a parenting schedule, the court must step in. This generally results in a lose-lose situation. Both the parents and the children involved lose because the schedule is out of your hands. The New York State Unified Court System has a number of great resources for parents trying to navigate a divorce.