Working together to create a parenting plan can be difficult, especially when emotions are running high due to a divorce. But if you can collaborate, not only will you save money and time, you also may preserve your co-parenting relationship. You may not be husband and wife any longer, but you will still be parents for a very long time. Graduations, birthdays and other celebrations will likely be celebrated together.
Divorce is a painful process that can be debilitating if you let it. You alone are responsible for the way you live your new life, but you can benefit from help provided by friends and experts alike. If parting from your ex was a crushing experience, taking a clear-eyed approach to the road ahead is the best antidote. Here are three areas you will want to focus on in moving forward.
If you are recently separated or going through a divorce and have children in the mix, you may be beginning to think about putting together a parenting plan. A legally binding document that makes stipulations intended to benefit the children of separated or divorced parents, a parenting plan can help minimize conflict between parents by setting guidelines to which both parties must firmly adhere. While the tenets of a parenting plan are going to vary based on each unique situation, they frequently include the following:
You've done it! You've found the one. And you are excited to begin your new life together. Both of you have kids from previous marriages, and they get along great. You're both financially solvent and you never plan on going through a divorce again. So why bother with a pre-nup?
Not every divorcing couple wants to-or should-go through a long drawn out process in court, litigating their issues in front of a judge and the public. Some couples simply want to resolve matters on their own in a less hostile-and more affordable-manner.
If you've ever lived in another state or are interested in the legal system, then you know that laws vary from state to state. What is allowed or not allowed in one state may be a completely different story in another state. In areas like family law, this can create problems because it can result in misunderstandings or even complex legal issues that may require the help of a skilled lawyer later on.
Numerous studies have confirmed in recent years that when parents opt to divorce, they often do their children more good than harm in the long-run. This conclusion is born out of the fact that parents often provide happier, healthier and more stable homes for their children when they are not constantly fighting or navigating the tensions of an unhappy and unhealthy marriage.
A panel of appellate judges in the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal heard oral argument Tuesday in a difficult issue. Many Florida residents may have followed the high-profile DUI manslaughter trial of John Goodman, an issue that has not been fully resolved in criminal court. The victim of the 2010 car accident in that case was a 23-year-old Florida man. His parents chose to have the young man cremated, and the former couple (who divorced in 2007) is battling over the man’s cremated remains.
As the door is leaning toward its close on the income tax filing season, it may be beneficial to discuss how the dependency exemption on income tax forms may apply when parents with minor children divorce. In general, child custody issues are a matter of Florida law for people in the Sunshine State. But, the federal dependency exemption is governed under federal law.
Many adults have turned to the world of social media to communicate and stay connected with friends. As the use of Facebook, Twitter and similar digital platforms become integrated into daily life, some people might not think too much about the content that they share. However, one man discovered just how impactful a Facebook post written out of frustration can be.