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Four Ways People Accidentally Hide Assets During a Divorce

Property division during a divorce can easily become as bad, or worse, than a child custody dispute. Each partner wants to leave the marriage with what he or she believes is a fair portion of the joint assets, and often each partner has a different understanding of the term “fair.”  Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements give […]

Why Parents Should Not Conceal a Child’s Misbehavior

Behavioral problems in children are a common part of divorce. Children of various ages who are not sure how to process the news of their parents’ relationship ending may cope with the change by engaging in destructive or unacceptable behavior. Though parents are advised to deal with the problems together if possible, occasionally one parent […]

Why Quitting Your Job to Avoid Child Support Never Ends Well

Financial threats made during divorce are common and usually not taken seriously. A person who is hurt, angry, and stressed out will say many things that he or she will come to regret over the course of a legal dispute. Unfortunately, quitting a job to avoid paying child support is one threat that people often […]

Why Dating During a Custody Battle is a Big Mistake

Starting a new relationship after a divorce or serious breakup is not always easy. After years of monogamy, becoming a parent, and living an uneventful life, getting back into the dating game is daunting. While exploring new relationships is a good way to boost self-esteem and establish new emotional bonds, dating during a custody dispute […]

Is My Prenuptial Agreement Valid?

As the average age of adults getting married for the first time increases, prenuptial agreements are becoming commonplace. Couples who are aware of the high likelihood of divorce and understand the realities of post-divorce financial problems are determined to protect themselves.  A written contract gives adults a way to keep their separate business assets safe […]

What Not to do if a Former Relative Calls CPS During a Custody Dispute

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a nationally recognized agency that provides protection and advocacy for neglected or abused children. In theory, CPS is only contacted when there is a serious concern for the safety of a child, but some people use CPS to harass or intimidate others.  During a divorce or separation involving child custody, […]

Ways to Make Sure Joint Medical Bills are Being Paid

Assigning medical coverage responsibility in child support and child custody decrees is designed to avoid future disputes over children’s health insurance in the future. A fair division of uninsured medical expenses is also addressed in most decrees to ensure that both parents are equally responsible for procedures or medications that insurance will not cover. Unfortunately, […]

Relocating with Child Custody in Mind

Moving out after a relationship ends is sometimes inevitable. Even though it is typically a good idea to remain in a shared home throughout the divorce or break up process, in certain circumstances, leaving the residence may be best for you and your family. If you find yourself forced to move into a new home, […]

Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Ex In-Laws

The first few holidays after a divorce or separation are often awkward for the former couple and their family members. Between running errands, preparing for visitors, and dealing with routine tasks, it is not unusual for relatives to take the place of a parent when the time for visitation comes around. Even if you do […]

Advantages to Working with Your Spouse to Create a Custody Agreement

The majority of custody disputes viewed in movies, television shows, and books feature angry couples playing a legal tug of war over their children. While it is true that custody often becomes contentious as both parents work to find ways to spend more time with their mutual children, it is also true that custody resolution […]