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Keep the focus on the kids when negotiating child custody terms

Many areas of divorce are challenging to work through, but child custody is one that often brings out the fight in both parents. It is understandable that you think you know what's best for your children, but you must remember that they also have another parent. Because you have to put the needs of the kids first, you likely need to be willing to negotiate the terms of the parenting plan with your ex.

You have to work through these areas in divorce

Family law matters are often those that are close to a person's heart -- especially when it comes to divorce and child custody. When a couple who has children decides that the marriage isn't working, they may decide to take legal steps to end the union. This triggers the need to handle a few different points.

What people should know about life insurance in a divorce

Spouses in Georgia who are negotiating a divorce agreement often fail to appreciate the difficulty and importance of figuring out the right life insurance arrangement. It is not as cut and dry as it seems, and it requires some foresight. However, divorcing spouses typically focus most of their energy on issues such as property division and custody.

The financial aspects of divorce

The end of a marriage can be an emotional time for a couple in Georgia. In many cases, soon-to-be exes want to reach an accord on the applicable divorce legal issues by negotiating a settlement agreement. Many prefer this alternative to fighting it out in court, but they need to avoid the temptation of rushing through the process because they might forget to include some important points. One of those is the financial ramifications.

How to make a divorce as easy as possible

Divorces in Georgia and throughout the country are often emotional events that can have a lasting impact on people's physical, financial and mental health. However, there are steps that a person might take to help a divorce go as smoothly as possible. Ideally, individuals will be open and honest about what they need as a marriage comes to an end. Even if they don't want to talk with their former partners, it is important to communicate well with an attorney or mediator.

Divorced parents can help their children at a young age

Georgia couples who are going through a divorce must work out a custody agreement that dictates which parent has the children and when. In society, there is often a presumption that the mother is the more capable parent and the child will benefit most from time with her. However, research and empirical data suggests that shared parenting will usually work best for the children.

Negative comments in a divorce can damage a family law case

When Georgia couples have reached the point in their marriage when they feel divorce is the only option, it can lead to hurt feelings. Issues like spousal support, property division, child custody and child support will come to the forefront. People might feel tempted to behave poorly toward the other spouse. This, however, can have negative consequences for the divorce process.

Wealthy couple fighting over asset division

When couples in Georgia file for divorce, their marital property is divided on an 'equitable" or 'fair" basis; this does not mean that property is split 50-50. Equitable distribution is also the law in New York, where one wealthy couple is currently going through a contentious divorce.

Tips to ease children's stress during a divorce

Children tend to have a lot of questions when their parents get divorced. One mistake Georgia parents sometimes make is telling their kids about the divorce before they have the answers. By waiting to have a conversation with the children until after both sides have consulted with attorneys, parents may be able to ease their children's minds.

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