Going into a divorce with three or more children in tow can feel especially intimidating. As a family, you have likely fine-tuned your domestic routine to allow for the many demands of children of different ages. Your children may all have different schools, social challenges, and ways of dealing with the divorce. In some cases, your children may not all Continue reading →
A 50/50 parenting schedule may sound fair – and it is – but it can also be daunting. Figuring out the schedule that will work best for you and the other parent will be key in making this work. That also means being able to talk to the other parent without anger, jealousy, bitterness, or any other destructive emotion. Here are some ways to make a 50/50 parenting schedule work for you and the other parent. Continue reading →
You get married and at that time, you genuinely believe it will last a lifetime. But it doesn’t always happen. People change. You grow. And you grow in opposite directions. It’s no one’s fault. It just happens, and now you are getting a divorce.
Imagine you’ve been divorced for a few years now in New Hampshire, and despite a contentious beginning to the new relationship with your ex, things are now running smoothly and the two of you are able to co-parent cooperatively. You are both happy with the custody arrangement–transferring the two children to and from each other’s homes goes easily, and you are dutifully making your child support Continue reading →
You may have been ordered by a New Hampshire court to give child support to your ex. Child support is meant to help share the costs of raising a child with the other parent of your children. Support is calculated using a standard income table and relevant factors with regard to the number of children you have and income – it is not an arbitrary amount determined by a judge and it is not meant to penalize you.
Going through an adoption process is both a joyous and emotionally taxing journey. It can take a long time for an adoption to go through, and some couples may decide to divorce before the adoption is finalized. Does the adoption process end when the couple separates? How does custody work in this situation?
How the Courts Handle a Divorce During an Adoption
Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a couple or a family can have. But while getting through it can be a challenge, it’s important to remember why you made this decision. After all, there can be benefits to divorcing someone you didn’t like all that much anymore.
Being in a toxic environment is never good for your mental or physical health. Divorce can give you the time and space to take care of yourself, join a gym, and find a therapist. You’ll also sleep better after ending the conflict and getting healthier inside and out. Leaving all that baggage behind can be freeing.
As common as divorce is among younger people, divorces among older couples have also become more prevalent in recent years. According to the Pew Research Center, divorce rates among couples over age 50 have doubled since the 1990s. For those aged 65 and up, the rates have tripled. Some refer to this phenomenon as “late-life divorce” or “grey divorce.”
Divorce can be difficult at any age, but when it happens in later life, it comes with some unique challenges that are different from those experienced by younger couples. Let’s discuss some of these challenges and how you might address them.