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]
Involved In A Heated Divorce? 4 Steps That Can Protect Your Children From Parental Abduction
You don't want to think about parental abduction. However, now that you're involved in a contentious divorce and custody battle, you have to consider the possibility. This is particularly true if your spouse has ever threatened to run with the children if you tried to leave. Nearly half of all child abductions involve a parent or other family member. While you shouldn't spend every moment panicking, you should plan for the possibility. [Read More]
Talking with Your Divorce Lawyer: What Does He or She Really Need to Know?
Although the conversations between you and your divorce attorney are privileged, they can still be very uncomfortable for you. This stranger is digging into your personal life and asking you questions that you may not feel comfortable answering. If the answers to those difficult questions weren't necessary to provide you with the best possible service, he or she wouldn't be asking them, so you will have to find it within yourself to answer them. [Read More]