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Dealing with a noncompliant parent is often a challenge

Child custody orders are meant to provide instructions for the parents about how to raise their children between two homes. The terms provide stability and consistency for the children. But, have you ever thought about what happens if either parent stops abiding by the order? The answer to this isn't very simple at all. We are here to help you learn about your options for dealing with a noncompliant parent.

Spousal support isn't automatic in divorce

Trying to determine whether alimony payments are appropriate for a divorce can be complicated. Support payment aren't guaranteed when a marriage ends. Instead, it is considered on a case-by-case basis. This can be determined in one of two ways. Either the parties come to an agreement, or the court will make a decision.

Plan for the divorce before you file

There are several things that you have to think about when you are planning on filing for divorce. The planning that you do should start well in advance of you actually filing. This can help you to start your new life off on the best footing possible, and it can help you have what you need to get the settlement you deserve during the divorce.

Long-distance parenting plans must be comprehensive

Some careers, such as those in the military, pull parents away from their children. When the parents have gone through a divorce, one parent might remain in the area where the kids grew up while the other has to move on deployment. Dealing with child custody matters in these cases can be challenging.

Try to set parenting plan terms quickly during a divorce

Child custody cases take a toll on everyone involved. It can be hard for the children to get used to splitting their time between two homes. When the split first happens, the kids might wonder if everything will ever go back to something that resembles a normal life. You will have to help them adjust to the new way of life.

Prepare for mediation sessions during your divorce

Divorce mediation is a process that you can't jump into without preparing for it. Taking the time to get things together and to make sure that you have clear goals is important. You have to take the specifics of the situation into account so you can determine what you should focus on when striving for a fair divorce settlement.

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