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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the biggest adjustments that adults have to make when they go through divorce is learning how to be a single parent. This can be a difficult and stressful change if you don't handle it purposefully. There are several ways that you can prepare for what's to come.
The family law court sees all sorts of cases. Some are the end of a relationship, such as a divorce, but others are the start of a new one, such as adoption. No matter what type of case you have, you need to ensure that you are ready for the process.
Divorcing your spouse isn't always as easy as it might seem at first. Even if you don't have children together, you are going to have to work out a property division settlement. This can often a be a source of contention, since some people want to hang on to the same assets. We can help you determine what's in your best interests as you work to split up the marital property.
One of the hardest things about getting a divorce is deciding what happens to the family pet. You may not be aware of this, but pets are not considered family in the same sense you'd imagine. Instead, pets are technically personal property, which means that they will be part of your property division arrangements.
When parents and children go through divorce, there is always a risk of contention between the parties. One issue that some parents find themselves extremely concerned about is the risk of parental alienation. Parental alienation is, generally speaking, when one parent alienates a child against the other parent through manipulative tactics. These tactics might be things such as promising gifts, badmouthing the other parent or making the child fear repercussions for involving the other parent in his or her life.