Lessons to learn while going through a divorce

Divorce is often a very difficult time for all parties involved. The dissolution of a marriage may seem like a failure to many, but it is important to recognize that a divorce does not mean the end of the world, but actually quite the opposite. A divorce means a new start for people, it is a chance to start over to achieve the happiness you deserve. While disagreements may seem inevitable when going through all the decisions that need toContinue reading

What to do if your ex wants to move out of state

Divorce is never easy, and when children are involved, it is easy for emotions to run high. It is also true that as long as you have kids, the process of renegotiating the boundaries of a divorce never truly closes. There are always going to be times when things need to be revisited because circumstances have changed. One of those times is when a co-parent moves out of state. “Move-away” cases are fairly common, and they put a strain onContinue reading

Pets play an important role in many families

As “man’s best friend”, the relationship between a dog and his or her owner is often a cherished relationship. In fact, many pets are often treated as family members in many households. During a divorce, one of the more difficult decisions an ex-couple may have to make is over who gets the pets. In the past, and still in most states, pets are considered property and are split just as any other asset would be split. But the state ofContinue reading

Mediation and divorce

Emotions can run high during a divorce, and it can often seem nearly impossible for two soon-to-be ex-spouses to reach an agreement. Mediation can be a big help in these situations. In divorce mediation, a neutral third party will help the two parties make a decision that is fair to both sides. The mediator is trained in helping to resolve the issues in a divorce, and can explain to the parties their legal rights and legal options. However, unlike inContinue reading

How domestic violence can affect divorce rulings

Last Saturday marked an unprecedented moment for women across the United States and across the world when estimates near three million men and women marched through Washington D.C. and dozens of cities across the states and throughout the world to acknowledge the problem of sexual assaults and sexual abuse on women. Sexual abuse is a problem in the United States and throughout the world, as is domestic violence; in many cases, the two are intrinsically linked. Domestic violence can takeContinue reading