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June 2016 Archives

What to know if you pay or receive spousal support

46638040_S.jpgYou may think of your alimony payments as "just money," but there is far more to these critical payments than just numbers on a check. Alimony payments can be awarded in some divorce cases, and when they are, the former spouses involved have a responsibility to keep accurate and proper records regarding the payments they make or receive.

Child custody: be prepared for changes to the agreement over time

34789212_S (1).jpgThere are few guarantees in life. When you meet the love of your life, there's no guarantee that your wedding day will go off without a hitch. Once you're married, there's no guarantee that your union will persist through the years. And if you get divorced, there's no guarantee that whatever agreement you reach will be the same on day one of your divorce as day 1,000. In fact, in relation to the latter, it's highly unlikely it will remain the same.

The evolution of valuing fatherhood

5333424_S.jpgA 2011 Psychology Today blog discusses how fathers are important to the development of the child. To many readers today, that might sound like an overly obvious point. However, the doctor who wrote the piece addresses how the value placed in fatherhood has changed over time, from Biblical times to today. 

The issue of pet custody is a delicate and complex one

11188626_S.jpgSome married couples never have kids. There are many reasons that a couple may make this decision, and some of these couples may decide to get a pet instead -- or they may already have a pet before making their decision. They love their pet as if it were a child, training their pet and loving it as a family member. It is not surprising, then, that should a divorce occur, the pet owners are left worrying what will happen to their dog, cat or other animal.

6 mistakes to avoid during your divorce

14332133_S.jpgNo one is perfect; we all make mistakes. At no time can this be more evident than when people are going through a difficult situation like a divorce. This is because it can be very easy for two people to point out any and every bad decision, flaw or unwise choice that each other has exhibited during a marriage in an attempt to protect their own interests.

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