Regular communication between co-parents is essential to their kids' well-being. That's particularly true when you share custody. It doesn't have to be face-to-face communication. In fact, if the two of you still have difficulty interacting, it may be best to keep the communication written. However, it's important that it be timely, accurate and complete.
If your divorce settlement is going to involve paying spousal and/or child support to your soon-to-be ex, it's generally best when the two of you can reach an agreement on the amount, with the help of your attorneys. Sometimes, however, couples can't agree on a fair amount of support and have to ask a judge to settle the matter.
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With the recent changes in the tax code that eliminated the deduction for alimony, divorcing spouses in higher tax brackets who would have been able to offset the financial pain of large alimony payments with a nice tax break no longer have that to cushion the blow. Many are looking for other ways to take the sting out of alimony.
It's important for divorcing parents to include a summer parenting schedule in their custody and visitation agreement. This can save everyone uncertainty, confusion and conflict when school is out for the year.
If your spouse asks for a divorce, you may find yourself looking for the positives. It's all too easy to dwell on the negatives. However, you know that you can't stop the divorce from happening, so you need to see how it could actually be a benefit for you and your children.
Your family enjoyed many happy vacations in that timeshare along the Michigan shore, but they are about to change or come to an end.
With no-fault divorces available in all 50 states, annulments are not as common as they once were. Yet, there are still situations where getting an annulment is the proper route to take to end a marriage instead of divorce.
Situations that come up during the child custody process aren't always easy to handle. You and your ex will usually have to figure out how to come to an agreement. This might be complicated because the chance of you agreeing on everything is slim. Instead, there will likely be compromises and negotiations that take place to come to an understanding.
There are several points that have to be determined before a divorce can be finalized. While some of these might be present in your case, others might not. In most of these cases, you and your ex can work together to negotiate the terms of each area.