If you have been divorced – or you are involved in a divorce now – you know that there are countless decisions to be made. This is a time of change, and you must make choices that could affect you both now and in the future. Clearly, important considerations include who will get the marital home, who will have primary custody of the children, whether spousal support/alimony is appropriate and how marital assets and debts will be divided. An often over-looked but increasingly relevant issue in a divorce is the custody of the family pet.
Fall is almost here, and school is back in session for many parts of the country. This time of year brings challenges, particularly in the first few weeks as children and parents alike must deal with changes like getting up earlier, settling back into a bedtime routine, packing school lunches and juggling homework time with after-school activities like sports and clubs.
Divorce is difficult, but there are steps you can take to retain some control and ease the transition into single life. First, take kids into account. The presence of children in the marriage can be a huge catalyst for an amicable split. Although your personal relationship with a spouse is ending, a new relationship will begin as you work together to raise your children.
Making the decision to divorce is never easy. Sharing this news with your spouse can be even more difficult. There are steps that can be taken to help ease the process.
Divorce is a very difficult time in anyone's life. Regardless of who initiated the proceeding, it is easy to get caught up in a battle of who gets more money in the settlement, especially if there is some animosity tied to the split. Whatever fuels this fight for cash, it is wise to keep the big picture in mind when going through a divorce.
Parents who have struggled with a mental or physical disability can face discrimination in child custody hearings. Unfortunately, a judge making a determination in a child custody case for this parent may decide the diagnosis is enough to rule the parent as unfit.
The connection between Facebook and divorce is not a novel concept. News reports over the past few years have highlighted the connection and a new study was recently released supporting the tie between divorce and use of this popular social media site. Researchers with the study were careful to clarify that their findings support only a connection, not a correlation. This study does not tie use of Facebook to an increased risk of divorce.
The property division determination of the divorce involves more than just bank accounts and real property. Couples going through a split also need to divide debt.