By Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. | Published July 10, 2023 | | |
Dividing assets without children is hard enough, but when you have children, that makes it even harder to decide what to do with your family home. In some situations, financial considerations make the decision for you: some families have to sell the house because the other spouse can’t afford to buy them out, or they both Read MoreRead More
When parents get a divorce, they must follow court orders regarding divorce-related issues, including child custody and visitation. If you and your ex have a contentious relationship, there is a possibility they could attempt to deny you visitation that is your right as a parent. This may happen for a variety of reasons, including retaliation Read MoreRead More
Divorcing parents will typically share custody of their children, unless one parent is deemed unfit to serve in any sort of custodial role. That custody is split into two elements: legal and physical. The arrangement parents have for legal custody might not be exactly the same as physical custody, and vice versa. Here’s a quick Read MoreRead More
Now that your children are heading back to school, it’s time for you to get back into your parenting routine as well. This might require some adjustments if you are a divorced parent sharing custody of a child. Below are some tips you should keep in mind as you go through the school year: School Read MoreRead More
It can be one of the most challenging conversations parents may ever need to have with their kids: explaining that you and their other parent are getting divorced. The news can come as a shock to kids, which is why it’s so important that you handle it properly to make sure you and your family Read MoreRead More
What you tell your children about your divorce can have a significant impact on them in the years to come. Thus, you should plan everything as it relates to how you are going to break the news to them. And as tough as it may be, you must collaborate with your spouse and have the Read MoreRead More
Divorce is difficult on all parties involved. However, young children often have the hardest time dealing with separation and divorce. While the dissolution of your marriage may be unavoidable, the way you go about ending your union can have a significant impact on your child’s emotional and psychological health. You can work to minimize the Read MoreRead More
Despite your best efforts, your marriage may come to an end. If you have children, you want what is best for them. And so does the court. In fact, the court recognizes that the impact of divorce on children can be dramatic — and has the power to order divorcing parents who contest a child Read MoreRead More
When families separate, the emotional well-being of your children is often foremost in your mind. Co-parenting after a divorce presents many challenges. People who once shared a home now live apart and the logistics of consistency in parenting choices can be even more difficult by this geographic difference. Maintaining a positive and healthy environment for Read MoreRead More
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