Three Effective Tips To Help You And Your Children Transition And Recover From A Divorce

Divorce is hard for everyone, especially young children. They are too young to understand the concept of divorce, so during this time it is crucial that both you and your spouse work together to help them through this difficult time. Before you announce your divorce to your children, it is important to sit down with your partner to set up a game plan. Below is a list of healthy practices that you and your partner can both use in order to make this transition easier on your children. [Read More]

Keeping Your Spousal Support Order Out Of Bankruptcy Court

In general, domestic support orders like child support and spousal support (alimony) are non-dischargeable debt, meaning a person's responsibility for the debt cannot be wiped out by filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there are two exceptions when a debtor may be granted approval by the bankruptcy court to discharge spousal support. Here's what you need to know to avoid putting your alimony award at risk of being wiped out by a bankruptcy filing. [Read More]

3 Steps You Can Take To Gain More Custody Of Your Children

Are you in a shared custody agreement with your former spouse, who has the children the majority of the time? Would you like to gain more custody of your kids? The good news is that it is possible to modify custody agreements even after a divorce is final. However, divorce court judges are usually reluctant to change the status quo, so it's important that you show them good reason why the agreement should be changed. [Read More]

Three Alternatives To A Court Divorce

In a divorce situation where you don't want the unpleasantness of going to court, you may be looking around for alternatives that will be a better fit. Although alternative types of divorce, such as mediated divorce, require a certain set of circumstances (such as an amicable relationship and agreement on what to do with assets and child custody), they do offer viable opportunities to avoid the courtroom. Here are three types of alternatives you may want to consider if you find yourself in the throes of divorce. [Read More]