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January 2017 Archives

Preparing for the divorce process can be helpful for couples

Divorce can be an overwhelming process and the prospect of dividing all the assets of the divorcing couple can be upsetting for many divorcing spouses. Property division during divorce can present a variety of challenges and can create animosities during an already difficult time. There are practical considerations for take into account including that some assets cannot be split in two or that some assets may be excluded from the property division process.

Divorcing couples should understand alimony

Alimony is a significant concern for many couples approaching divorce. The intention of alimony is for divorcing spouses to be able to move forward following the end of their marriage in financially secure positions and maintain the same standard of living they did during the marriage to the extent possible. Alimony has changed somewhat over the years as in many families today both spouses work, while it may have been more common in the past for one spouse to work while one spouse may have remained at home to raise the children.

What are the best interests of the child?

Child custody can be an emotional topic for many parents. Understanding how child custody decisions are reached and resolved can potentially help minimize conflict during the child custody process and provide for more pleasant outcomes related to common child custody disputes and concerns. Parents going through the child custody process may have heard the phrase in the best interests of the child and may have wondered what that refers to.