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If you would like to learn more about New York divorce laws, you will find more information, links and resources below. The list below is not meant to be all-inclusive. You may also research the New York Code on your own or simply consult with an attorney specializing in New York divorce law.

New York Divorce Resources:

Domestic Violence:
This excellent resource includes names and phone numbers for anti-domestic violence assistance programs for every county in New York, along with some statewide services.

New York Division of Child Support Enforcement
This government-run website contains lots of useful information for both the custodial and noncustodial parent regarding support payment calculations, income withholding, benefits services, and links to information and support for teen parents, paternity establishment, and more.

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Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

New York Divorce Laws: Click the links below for more information:
New York Divorce & Separation
New York Divorce & Finances
New York Divorce & Children

New York Family Law Statutes:
New York Legal Separation: New York Domestic Relations Laws 200

New York Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: New York Domestic Relations Laws 170.1-170.4
Residency/Where to File: New York Domestic Relations Laws 230
Annulment: New York Domestic Relations Laws 5-7, 24, 140

New York Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: New York Domestic Relations Laws 236
Spousal Support: New York Domestic Relations Laws 236

New York Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: New York Domestic Relations Laws 240
Child Support: New York Domestic Relations Laws 236, 240

New York Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
Find an experienced New York Divorce Attorney at
Find an experienced New York Child Support/Custody Lawyer at
How a Family Lawyer Can Help

New York Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce. – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

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