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July 2016 Archives

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Co-parenting means having relationship with ex post-divorce

Ending a marriage is one thing. Once the divorce is final, you no longer have that person as a spouse. You are single. If you have children from your marriage, however, being single again probably doesn't mean you have no relationship with your ex. Welcome to the world of co-parenting. 

Social Media and Divorce

Going through a divorce can be stressful, and because of the level of technology in use today there are potential issues that may arise that people might not consider. Those issues can affect your case, so it's important that you have an understanding of what to avoid doing. One possible issue is social media. What you share on your social media accounts can have an impact on the settlement you obtain in your divorce. Even if you think your spouse can't see your accounts, they may have mutual friends or even family members who can.

Judicial discretion in custody determinations and the need for strong advocacy, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of judicial discretion in child custody cases, specifically as it plays out in the consideration of the best interests of the child standard. As we noted, courts consider a wide variety of factors when in determining what custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child.

Judicial discretion in custody determinations and the need for strong advocacy, P.1

Judicial discretion is an important concept to understand for parents entering into the divorce process with children. The concept is particularly important in the context of child custody decision-making, because there are very few hard and fast rules when it comes to child custody, especially when both parents are fit and do not have a history of abuse or neglect.

Making the most of a separation before divorce

One's path in life in never guaranteed. Even the most diligent planners could find the course of their lives changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. Sometimes the reason for the change is the end of a marriage. Among other ways, a divorce could change the financial situation of those involved, as well as the amount of time each parent spends with children, if there are any.

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