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Cohabitation And Spousal Support: Do They Mix?

For those previously married, getting hitched again is probably not the first thing on their minds. Nowadays, it's not uncommon for people to just "live together" without the benefit of any legal agreement whatsoever, and this can be especially true for those who have left a bad marriage. Since two really can often live cheaper than one when it comes to rent and housing expenses, cohabitation has become extremely popular. One frequently problematic issue is the financial arrangements of that cohabitation in relation to spousal support. Read More 

4 Reasons To Never Use Kids As Messengers During The Divorce

When you are navigating your way through the tricky terrain of a divorce, sometimes the easiest path will be a tempting one to take. That path can sometimes lead to mistakes that inadvertently affect the kids, though. One common mistake that parents make during a divorce is expecting their kids to act as messengers and convey messages or deliver checks to the other parent. However, that's a potentially big misstep that can have numerous negative consequences. Read More 

Feline Custody Concerns? When The Purr-Fect Divorce Gets Unexpectedly Sidelined

So you've done everything right. You and your soon-to-be former spouse have remained civil with one another, sought separate lawyers, and tried to divide your assets without feuding. Maybe you even settled for shared custody of the kids. That doesn't mean that no friction will arise at another point in the process. You may just assume that you will get custody of the cat if you are its primary caregiver or if the cat was yours before you were married. Read More 

Child Support Modification: The Basics

Child support is a necessary responsibility for non-custodial parents, but sometimes life circumstances can make continued payments difficult. If you're facing such a situation, then the answers to the three questions below will prove to be invaluable. What Is Child Support Modification? Child support is a court-ordered payment that is usually paid on a monthly basis. The initial support amount is determined by a number of factors, including income of the non-custodial parent, how much time the non-custodial parent spends with the child, and other such circumstances. Read More 

Three Things That Can Help Kids Get Through An Unexpected Divorce

If you have found yourself in the middle of an unexpected divorce, this can be tough on everyone in your family. Quick changes and disruptions in your child's life can be upsetting if this isn't handled well. Here are three things that can help get yourself and your children through an unexpected divorce.   1. Keep Calm for Your Kids If you have been blindsided by a divorce, this can be both an upsetting and emotionally jarring experience. Read More