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Divorce mediation: The process

Many divorcing couples decide that mediation would be in their best interest. This is in contrast to litigation in which both parties work through their issues in court.

There are many benefits of mediation, including the ability to save both time and money.

Do you understand the details of sole custody?

If you're going through the divorce process, if you have at least one child with your former spouse, you'll want to learn as much as possible about the many types of child custody.

Before we go any further, remember this: Shared custody is the most common arrangement. Even so, there are times when the court grants one parent sole custody of a child.

What to do when asking your spouse for a divorce?

Although nobody wants to be faced with the divorce process, there may come a time when you don't have any choice. You realize that this is the best way to move on with your life.

If you want to ask your spouse for a divorce, there are several key steps you must take. Here are three things to keep in mind:

The ins and outs of alimony

As you go through the divorce process, you'll soon realize that your financial situation is going to change. While some people don't worry much about this, others come to find that they will have a difficult time making ends meet in the future.

While not always the case, alimony can be awarded to one spouse. In short, this is nothing more than a monthly payment that one spouse makes to the other to correct an unfair economic circumstance caused by the divorce.

Child custody: Do what’s best for your child

As you go through the divorce process, you need to make many decisions that will improve your situation in the future. For example, it's important to fight for your rights in regards to property division.

If you have at least one child with your former spouse, matters of child custody will soon move to the forefront. This means two things:

Are you familiar with these child support modification tips?

If you find yourself paying child support, you hope that everything remains the same in the future. However, if your financial situation changes, it's imperative to learn more about the modification process.

In short, you have the right to request a child support modification from the appropriate family law court. This doesn't mean that your request will be approved, but you definitely have the right to take this action.

The benefits of collaborative divorce

When many people think about the divorce process, the only thing that comes to mind is an unfriendly court environment in which both individuals are fighting tooth and nail every step of the way.

While a contested divorce is difficult to avoid in some cases, there is another option: collaborative divorce.

Shared parenting could be the right arrangement

Are you going through the divorce process? Do you have at least one child with your soon to be former spouse?

This can make for a challenging future if both parents aren't on the same page. Fortunately, through the use of a shared parenting plan, you may find that it's easier than you imagined to raise your child.

Are you financially prepared for divorce?

If you find yourself faced with divorce and if you're concerned about what the future will bring, it's time to answer a few key questions. No matter who you are, you must make sure you're financially prepared for what's to come.

Here are a few of the things you can do to financially prepare for divorce:

Common questions associated with adoption court

As excited as you may be about the adoption process, don't overlook the fact that this can be a challenging and somewhat tricky process. This isn't mean to scare you away. It's meant to show you that there are many steps you need to take as you move through the court system.

As you can imagine, it's the court's responsibility to ensure that the proper procedure is followed. For this reason, you must make sure that all your details are lined up before you move forward with the adoption process.

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