By aphlaw | Published January 25, 2021 | | |
As many experts predicted would happen, the divorce rate has risen significantly throughout the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-term shutdowns and closures caused many couples to be stuck at home with each other for months at a time, and in relationships that already had a fair amount of tension, this has led Read MoreRead More
The process of petitioning the court to change a child’s name is relatively simple, but the judge will only allow the name change to go forward if they believe it to be in the best interest of the child. This means the standards will vary from case to case. A court is likely to allow Read MoreRead More
There are a variety of methods parents can use to enforce child support orders when the noncustodial parent becomes delinquent. One of those methods is to seize money from tax refunds or government payments. Here’s an overview of what you should know. Certain government payments can be garnished The Treasury Offset Program allows state child Read MoreRead More
Technological advances have provided divorced parents with a lot of assistance, as there are now numerous coparenting apps that exist to help solve communication problems and make sure both parents are on the same page. Here are a few coparenting apps you may consider trying after your divorce. WeParent: WeParent is great for managing appointments, Read MoreRead More
Divorce can be hard on children and parents alike. Your divorce decree will contain a custody plan and visitation schedule. Depending on the processes you used in your divorce, you and your ex may have agreed on these terms yourselves, or had them laid out by the court. If a child refuses to comply with Read MoreRead More
If you are a divorced parent who shares custody or visitation with your ex, you may encounter situations in which your child refuses to spend time with you or your spouse. For young children, they really have no choice—the court implements custody and timesharing agreements because it is in the child’s best interest. But is Read MoreRead More
When parents with different religious beliefs get divorced, there may be some debate as to which parent will be able to have the greater influence on the children’s religious upbringing. There are several standards courts will use in family law cases regarding decisions about religion. They are as follows: Actual or substantive harm: Courts will Read MoreRead More
In the aftermath of a divorce, you and your ex are expected to continue communicating regarding important parenting decisions, including education decisions for your children. In some cases you might be on the same page about these decisions, but what happens if you disagree? With regard to education, there might be disagreements over whether a Read MoreRead More
Divorce can be an expensive process, especially if the couple is unwilling or incapable of working together and communicating. However, there are some strategies you can implement during your divorce to help keep costs down. Here are a few examples of some of those cost-saving strategies. Avoid a trial: Trial divorces will be significantly more Read MoreRead More
The last several months have been an unusual time for Americans, who have seen their everyday lives completely upturned as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. One area in which the pandemic has had a significant effect is on marriages and the divorce process. Experts had predicted there would be a significant Read MoreRead More
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