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What not to do when telling kids about divorce

It may go without saying, but kids commonly know more than you think they know. Especially when it comes to the status of your relationship and whether you are fed up with your spouse. Depending on their age, they may know that a divorce is imminent even though you haven’t told them yet. Even with them possibly knowing, there are certain things that you should avoid doing when explaining that your marriage is ending.

What should grandparents do during a custody dispute

Grandparents can sometimes feel helpless when their grandchildren are caught in the crossfire between two warring parents. They face a common conundrum of deciding whether to intervene. On the one hand, if they take a side, they risk being ostracized from their grandchild. If they do nothing in the hope that the parents can work it out, the child risks further emotional harm that they don’t deserve.  

How can I prepare financially for divorce

Whether you are considering filing for divorce, or have recently filed a petition, the desire to seek revenge or pummel your soon-to-be ex-spouse into submission are powerful emotions that can drive your decisions. However, in the midst of inflicting emotional damage, you may leave yourself vulnerable to making substantial financial mistakes that could seriously affect your post-divorce life.

Your children and divorce: Shielding your kids from negativity

Divorce is often hardest on the youngest members of the family, and for this reason, many New York parents do whatever they can to shield their children from negativity and upheaval. By providing a stable environment for the kids in the midst of such a difficult process, parents can protect the emotional and mental well-being of their kids during this time of transition.

How many of your hard-earned dollars will you lose in divorce?

If you are in a high net worth marriage that is about to end, you might be concerned about the complex property division process that will likely make an uncontested divorce impossible. Your post-divorce financial situation may largely depend on whether you have a prenuptial agreement in place. Some high-profile celebrities have suffered significant financial losses due to the lack of such agreements.

Avoiding divorce trouble during the holidays

As millions of other parents in New York and across the nation are currently doing, you may be getting your 2016 holiday celebrations underway. If you also happen to be in the process of ending your marriage, the last thing you need is for divorce issues to ruin your holidays. You're likely already a little nervous about starting new traditions and adjusting to a new lifestyle.

Should you seek a modification to your divorce order?

Life continues to change, even long after a divorce is final. Over time, it is possible that a custody or financial support order is no longer viable for your current situation. When these circumstances arise, you may seek a legal remedy to these concerns, including the possibility for a modification.

Why everyone should have a prenuptial agreement

While the concept of a prenuptial agreement may not prove particularly romantic, the legal document is becoming increasingly common in American society, and with good reason. You may think of a prenuptial agreement as something only relevant for those with particularly high incomes, but there is a myriad of other reasons having a "prenup" in place is a good idea.

Warning signs that a spouse is hiding property

If you suspect your marriage is circling the drain, you may have concerns about how your property will be divided if you decide to divorce. You may also have suspicions that your spouse may be trying to set aside funds or property to have on hand in the event of a split, and those suspicions may be spot-on.

Divorcing a spouse with a narcissistic personality?

Divorce can be tough, but usually there is a good reason why you want to end your marriage. For example, if your spouse is a bit narcissistic. Living with a self-involved spouse isn't easy, and walking away might be the best decision for everyone involved.

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