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5 stay-at-home parent divorce tips

Your career ended a year after you got married. That was the year your first child was born. You and your spouse both took time off, and it slowly dawned on you that one of you should just do this full time. Why leave the child with a sitter all the time when you could be there yourself?

A military divorce has unique considerations

Life in the military isn't easy. When you have a spouse, the stresses of military life on both of you might end up creating a rift in the marriage that can't be corrected. When this happens, divorce might be imminent. If that's the case with your marriage, there are a few things that are different in a military divorce than in a civilian divorce.

Use social media responsibly during divorce

If you are going through a divorce, your family law attorney may have cautioned you about your use of social media during the proceedings. Listen to him or her, as according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 81 percent of their membership have garnered useful evidence against their clients' spouses from the spouses' social media posts.

Protect yourself going into marriage with a prenuptial agreement

An engagement is a huge step for any couple. Between that day and the wedding, there are many things that have to be planned. While it is all too easy to get caught up in the wedding plans, you can't forget to make plans that will help protect you if the marriage falls apart.

What are benefits of uncontested divorce?

While there is usually some form of sadness or disappointment in any divorce, some couples find that they can achieve their divorce goals without a lengthy, protracted battle over assets and other common divorce issues. These couples often benefit from filing for uncontested divorce instead of using traditionally litigated divorce.

After your divorce, you may need to modify your support levels

Many people seem to think that the terms of a divorce are essentially written in stone once a judge signs a divorce decree. To a certain extent, this is accurate. Issues like asset division only end up revisited in extreme situations, possibly involving hidden assets or even fraud. Both child support and spousal support (also known as alimony), however, can change to reflect changes in your life.

Is it possible to arrange terms for an uncontested divorce?

Many people view divorce like a war or a battle, pitting one spouse against the other in an attempt to win certain assets or control child custody issues. That kind of contentious approach can result in a protracted divorce process, requiring a lot of time and money to complete. When the courts have to set the terms of your divorce, it can take a lot of time to reach a proper decision. It can also leave both spouses unhappy with the outcome of the divorce.

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