Few things in life are more stressful than a divorce. This is true whether or not you’re the one who wanted the divorce—but it can be especially difficult if your spouse surprises you with the news that he/she is planning to file. Separating the finances is one of the most challenging parts of any divorce, and you can be particularly vulnerable if you’re not the one in control of the books. If your spouse announces plans to divorce, let’s talk about some important steps to take immediately to make sure you’re protected. Continue reading →
Co-parenting can be a challenge, especially when you’re just starting. Fortunately, advances in technology have made it easier for divorced parents to communicate peacefully and effectively. Take a look at these five co-parenting apps that can make your life infinitely easier. Continue reading →
The political divide in America has never been starker, and this division has taken its toll on marriages. With politics in the USA more polarized than ever, it is no longer rare for divorce lawyers to hear clients citing political differences for their breakup. Cross-party marriages are increasingly rare, and as the gap between parties has widened, things that just weren’t an issue for couples a few years ago now are. Continue reading →
After your divorce is final, you may feel flooded with relief. But don’t go heading off into your new life without first attending to a few crucial post-divorce details: namely, updating official documents to reflect your new status. Here are the top four documents to revise.
Wills and Trusts
These documents might confer ownership of specific property to your ex-spouse after you die. If you no longer wish for them to receive the property, you need to change the document. Update the beneficiaries to Continue reading →
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?