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How are mental health issues considered in family law disputes?

Mental illnesses can be disabling and debilitating, just like any other illness. People cannot choose whether they become victim to a mental illness any more than they can choose whether they will acquire a physical disease. Therefore, stigmas surrounding mental illness should be fought.

The yearly cost of raising a child

If you're involved in a complex family law case, such as getting divorced with kids or trying to work together as single parents who are no longer in a romantic relationship, one of your main questions may simply be what your children will cost you. This information helps you when considering child support, child custody and things of this nature. You need to know what your financial obligations will look like in order to come up with a plan to meet them.

How can I help my child adapt to a new visitation schedule?

Children tend to thrive when they have a strong routine in place. Therefore, when a custody arrangement is modified, it can take some time before a child adapts to it. This can be a disconcerting experience for many parents, and they may wonder whether the custody modification is truly acting in their best interests.

Don't get into a battle with a contentious co-parent

Working with a contentious co-parent is a very challenging situation to be stuck in. You might want to continue the relationship because you feel it is best for the children, but you should think carefully about what is going on. There are several things that might come into the picture here.

Finding ways to move on after your marriage ends

Moving on after your marriage ends can be difficult. There are many things that might make it hard to do this, so you have to make sure that you aren't sabotaging your ability to move forward with your life. Some of these can be hard to tackle, but they will be worth it in the end.

Retirement accounts have special considerations in divorce

Divorces that involve certain types of investments will require a qualified domestic relations order, which is commonly referred to as a QDRO. If you or your spouse has a pension or other retirement account, you should know a little bit about these orders.

Knowing your options ahead of time in custody is often beneficial

Coming up with a parenting plan for your children isn't always easy. In fact, many parents find that this is more challenging than any other area of the divorce. When you are going through this, you need to ensure that you are focusing on the children. It is easy to think about how the decisions will affect you, but they might cloud the decisions since they all need to be based on what's best for the kids.

Property division is often contentious in divorces without kids

The decisions you make at the end of your marriage can significantly impact your future. If you don't have children with your ex, you won't have to worry about child custody but that doesn't mean you will have an easy time. Instead, you might find that the decisions you have to make are hard. We work with you to review the possible choices you have at each step.

Adopt a positive mindset for divorce and child custody

Divorce is a time for change. If you have recently gone through a divorce or are just embarking on the process, you might find yourself falling into a slump. This isn't something that you might be prepared for, but it is the perfect opportunity to change your mindset about the future so that you can focus on building the best life possible for you and your children.

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