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.
When you are trying to divide assets during a divorce, you might come across some significant challenges. These will likely stem around the valuation of assets like retirement and investment portfolios. It is imperative that you have them valuated so that you can use the appropriate information during the division process. We know that this might seem like a big undertaking, but it is one that must be done, or you might make errors during the property division process.
A parent's divorce is a big adjustment for children. Going through a divorce can sometimes lead to kids acting out in uncommon ways. Trying to figure out what is going on and helping kids through their issues can be challenging for parents, but the kids need parental love and support now more than ever.
As the holidays approach, you are probably focused on making the season as special as you can for your children. There is one thing that you can do right now to help your children thrive in the upcoming year — review your child custody order to ensure that it still meets your child's needs. Handling these matters early is usually best, as it affords you the time to implement changes.
The start of the year is a time when people tend to evaluate their life choices. If you are currently in an unhappy marriage, you might decide that you are ready to call it quits. Many people don't want to take this step at the holidays, especially if they have children so they might wait until after the first of the year. Preparing for this step is a good idea if you are going to file for divorce soon.
Changes in life's circumstances sometimes require you to alter your budget. When you have a child support order in place, you might find that this obligation has become difficult to meet. Of course, you want to provide for your children, but the monthly amount may be too great for you to continue paying it each month as stated in the terms of your support order.
Even parents who have been divorced for many years are probably looking for ways that they can take some of the stress out of the holiday season. Since child custody matters are a big source of stress during this time of year, parents who have a shared custody arrangement should take the time to plan properly right now. Going into the hustle and bustle knowing what to expect can be beneficial.