You may be thinking about adoption for any number of reasons. Perhaps you have always wanted children and you cannot have them. Perhaps you have a heart for children without families and you want to do what you can to help at least one.
A divorce is nothing to take lightly. If you overlook what you can lose in a divorce, you could wind up losing quite a lot. You could also wind up losing out in a child custody battle and in the fight for marital property. Either way, you need to be prepared for what's to come during the divorce proceedings. So, how can you prepare yourself for a divorce?
Entering into a custody agreement with the other parent of your children can be scary for you, the other parent and the children. One of the most important things you can do for your children is to have an open, honest discussion with them about the situation. There will be new living arrangements for everyone to get used to, including swapping weekends and holidays.
Shared custody is an arrangement that many parents are able to make work. It might take time to get into a rhythm that is best for all involved, but it's important to put as much effort and energy into this arrangement as possible. When you are fighting for custody with the other parent, try to suggest shared custody. So, how can you make shared custody successful?
Going through a custody battle in California is never easy, even if you and the other parent have a decent relationship. No one wants to relinquish the custody of their children. It's a difficult situation that can become even more challenging when issues crop up during the process of drafting an agreement. So, what can you use virtual visitation for?
Like most good parents in California, you always have your children's best interests in mind. However, when you divorce, the court may get involved if you and your co-parent disagree about where your children should live. The judge overseeing your case will make a decision based on what is in the kids' best interests.
If you have children who are adopted or you are planning to adopt a child, you likely feel some stress about how you will explain this to your children one day. Telling children that they were adopted is never easy. You don't know how they will react. It's also difficult to tell your children that you plan to adopt a child who will become their sibling. Here are some tips for talking to children about adoption.
When you decided your custody and child support matters during your divorce, you believed that your former spouse would honor those agreements. After all, you honor your part of the bargain on a daily basis as you continue to raise the children you had together.
If you have divorced your spouse, or have separated from him or her, there might be a child support order issued. If you have taken the other parent of your children to court for support, an order will be issued.
At some point in the divorce trial, you may have sensed things were not going well. Perhaps the judge took an immediate disliking to your client or overruled critical objections. As the case progresses, you may have concerns about the client's right to appeal a decision. In fact, if your client has already expressed the desire to file an appeal, you may be directing your energy into handling the rest of the trial with an appeal in mind, including making appropriate objections as the case proceeds.