By aphlaw | Published April 26, 2021 | | |
New research indicates children who see their parents go through a difficult divorce involving lots of arguing and contention are more likely to develop a fear of abandonment in the aftermath of that divorce. This is true even if children feel close to one or both parents. Researchers interviewed 560 children between nine and 18 Read MoreRead More
The COVID-19 pandemic has had some significant impacts on everyday life for millions of Americans. The divorce process has certainly not been immune to this—there are some complications that divorcing couples have had to weather over the last year that have been unique to a pandemic-stricken America. Here are just a few examples of some Read MoreRead More
Divorce doesn’t just affect the couple going through the process—it also can have some significant emotional affects on the children of the divorcing couple. As a parent who is going through or has recently gone through a divorce, it is crucial you keep an eye out for signs of potential distress in your children. Here Read MoreRead More
If you have reason to believe your partner is cheating, it is important you take immediate action both for the sake of your marriage and for the success of your potential divorce if your instinct turns out to be correct. Here are a few of the steps you should take if you suspect infidelity: Trust Read MoreRead More
One of the most common questions people have for their attorneys when they begin the divorce process is how long they can expect that process to answer. There is no easy answer here, as it very much depends on the factors at play in your case. Here are just a few examples of some of Read MoreRead More
You’ve probably heard before that it’s in your best interest to settle your divorce out of court, and to get as much done in mediation as possible. But why exactly is this? Here are just a few of the biggest reasons why you should do everything you can to avoid going to trial with your 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
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 most cases, the court will not use the religious beliefs of one parent as a primary determinant for child custody arrangements. However, that doesn’t mean religion won’t factor into custody decisions at all—just that it is likely to be one of a multitude of factors. For religion to be one of the primary determining Read MoreRead More
Alimony (called spousal maintenance in Minnesota) arrangements are common when there is a significant gap in earning capacity between divorcing spouses. The divorce decree will contain information specific to spousal maintenance that defines how much will be paid and when those payments will be due each month. It will also define how long spousal maintenance Read MoreRead More
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