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Handling the property division during a divorce

The property division process during a divorce is something that can be a challenge. One of the biggest assets that you will have to handle is the house, but before you get to that point, you need to think about some other points. All of this can be a challenge to contend with, but it is possible to make informed decisions if you take things one step at a time.

Achieve the respectful divorce you need with proper guidance

For those who have never personally been through a divorce, the idea of divorce often holds unnecessary negative associations. Like many difficult experiences in life, divorce can be as civil and calm as you and your spouse allow it to be. Divorce experiences can range from a couple deciding to go their separate ways and filing uncontested divorce to spouses digging in their heels and fighting for every last scrap in the marriage. In most cases, it is one or both spouses who choose the direction the divorce may lean.

Keep your co-parent relationship healthy

Considering the past that you have with your ex, it is easy to see how co-parenting might be difficult. If you and your ex were able to always get along and agree, you would likely still be in a relationship. Since you are co-parenting, there is a chance that things will come up that might lead to conflict. At these junctions, you will have to figure out what to do to make the relationship healthy.

Trouble discussing prenuptial agreements?

When a couple decides to get married, there are many things that demand careful planning before the wedding. But while most of those plans involve the wedding itself, some of the most important work an engaged couple can do is to create a prenuptial agreement. Unfortunately, many couples don't know how to approach the issue because of common misconceptions about what a prenuptial agreement is and why two people might use one.

Dealing with overly emotional divorce clients

As a divorce attorney, you face a difficult task, but one that is potentially rewarding beyond the attorney's fees that you collect. In the best of circumstances, you may find ways to shepherd a person through a difficult season and into a fresh start in a new phase of life.

Think carefully about the reality of what a divorce does for you

Many different things come up in a divorce that you might not expect. We recently discussed what might happen to your ex's debts when you go through the divorce. You might not have ever thought about this, but it is something that some people have to consider.

Will you have to pay your spouse's debt in divorce?

Dividing up marital property during divorce is rarely a simple, straightforward process. Depending on how long the marriage endured and the events that you and your spouse experienced, you may have a number of very complicated issues to address in order to finalize your divorce and move on to a new season of life.

Your marriage is over: Make a plan for moving forward

Now that you've come to the realization that your marriage is over, you have to decide where to go from here. The answer to this isn't always easy, but one of the things you will probably need to do is to file for divorce. The divorce is the legal way to end the marriage so that you can fully split from your spouse.

What will divorce cost your business?

According to research from the University of Washington, the peak month for divorce is now August, followed closely by January. There has been a lot written about how divorce affects a closely-held business. How, though, does divorce affect an employee and what can an employer do to help?

Bad judge? Here's what you can do

When you go to court for your divorce, one factor that you're not in control of is the judge who will preside. While your attorney could ask to have a different judge if there's a reason to do so, you may find that you're stuck with whom you have.

Work to get the child support that you need

Counting on child support to make ends meet is a reality for some single parents. But, what if that support doesn't come? This could spell disaster for some people. The paying parent might not understand why he or she is having to make the payments to support a spouse, but this isn't truly what child support payments do.

The importance of medical expenses in parenting agreements

When working out custody and support agreements, many parents do not understand the importance of determining how each of them will hold liability for the medical expenses of a child. Depending on the needs of the child, these expenses can be considerable. Both parents deserve to have a clear understanding of each other's expectations, as well as the terms of their parenting and support agreements.