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When parents choose to get a divorce, or in situations where unmarried parents are separated, they will need to address multiple issues related to their children. They will need to make decisions about how they will share parental responsibilities, create parenting time schedules, and make sure arrangements will be put in place to protect their children’s best interests. When creating a parenting plan and resolving issues related to child custody, parents will also need to make sure they both understand their child support obligations
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Going through a divorce is an emotionally challenging process, and it can be hard to put interpersonal disputes aside and focus on the practical aspects of ending your marriage. However, it is crucial to address these issues correctly, since this will ensure that you will be able to move forward successfully after your marriage has been terminated. During the divorce process, it is important to pay careful attention to the financial aspects of your marriage. To ensure that you will be able to address these issues correctly, you will need to gather a variety of documents and organize them properly. 
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At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, we know how difficult it can be to deal with family law issues. Spouses who are going through the divorce process, parents who need to resolve disputes about child custody, or others who need to address legal concerns related to their families will often experience a great deal of stress and uncertainty. To help address this, we work to provide helpful information about the legal concerns that may affect families in these situations. 
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A prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a “prenup,” is a contract that a couple may sign before getting married. It can determine how various financial matters will be addressed if the couple chooses to get a divorce or separation. While discussing and signing a prenup may not be the most romantic aspect of wedding planning, it can provide peace of mind, and it can protect both parties’ interests.
There are numerous situations where a prenup may be beneficial, but it is important to make sure this type of agreement is drafted correctly, and both parties should fully understand
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As we come to the end of the year, many people take time to reflect on their lives and set goals for the future. For parents who share child custody, the new year may provide an opportunity to make resolutions that will improve their co-parenting relationships and ensure that they are providing for the well-being of their children. If you are currently going through a divorce, or if you have a child custody order in place, you may want to focus on how you can meet your children’s needs in the year to come.
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For many people, the holiday season provides opportunities for joy, togetherness, and celebration. However, it can also be an incredibly stressful time for some couples and families. Financial strain, higher levels of stress, and unrealistic expectations can put a significant strain on relationships during this season. While divorce rates typically do not increase during the months of November and December, perhaps due to people being busy with holiday celebrations, the month of January often sees a spike in divorce cases. When a couple experiences relationship problems due to holiday-related stress, they may decide to end their marriage after things have
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There are many situations where marital relationships may break down. Even though a couple intended to remain together for the rest of their lives when they got married, they may experience changes over the course of their relationship, or they may find that they are no longer compatible. When a marriage begins experiencing problems, one or both spouses may begin considering whether getting a divorce is a good idea. However, if a couple is not yet ready to end their marriage, or if they wish to remain married even if they are no longer in a committed relationship, legal separation
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If your marriage has broken down, you may be considering divorce. While ending a long-term relationship can be difficult, this may be the best option for you, your children, or others who are involved in your life. Rather than continuing to live in an unhappy marriage and subjecting yourself and your children to tension, conflict, and stress, you can take steps to end your marriage and move on to a more positive situation. 
While the divorce process can be difficult, being prepared can help make the transition smoother for you and your children. If you are considering a divorce
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Divorce can be a difficult process. During the end of your marriage, you may not only need to address the emotional and personal concerns that have led to the breakdown of your relationship, but you may also need to deal with a variety of complex financial issues. As you handle the legal aspects of your divorce, some of your most important concerns may be related to ensuring that all assets are properly identified and divided between you and your spouse. However, there are some factors that can complicate this process, including suspicions that your spouse has hidden assets from you
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Nearly every divorce will involve complicated issues. When ending a long-term relationship and dissolving their legal partnership, spouses may encounter disputes over how various issues will be handled, and they may need to address multiple types of financial concerns. However, a high net worth divorce can be significantly more complex than other types of divorce cases due to the substantial assets owned by a couple and the many financial factors that will need to be addressed. When couples with significant wealth decide to end their marriage, guidance and legal representation from an experienced attorney can be crucial.
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In family law cases involving children, the court’s primary concern is always the best interests of the child. When making decisions about the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, judges may consider a variety of factors to ensure that the child’s well-being and safety are prioritized. By understanding exactly what issues will be addressed in child custody cases and how they can protect their children’s best interests, parents can make sure they will be prepared to resolve disputes and create agreements that will allow them to meet their children’s needs.
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Getting a divorce is often considered one of the most stressful life events that a person can go through. Not only does the end of a marriage bring about significant emotional upheaval, but it can have physical effects on a person as well. If you are going through the divorce process, it is important to remember that during this challenging time, taking care of yourself both physically and mentally should be a priority. 
One of the best things you can do to ensure that you will be able to address your physical and emotional needs during your divorce is to
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There are a variety of issues that can complicate the divorce process, and many of these will be related to financial matters. There are multiple types of expenses that spouses will need to pay during a divorce, including legal fees and various costs related to changes in living situations. As spouses separate from each other, they may need to address moving expenses and other costs related to finding new housing. Each spouse will also need to determine how to pay ongoing expenses such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, groceries, transportation costs, and more.
While these issues can often
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The divorce process can often be complicated, regardless of a couple’s circumstances. Myriad financial issues will need to be addressed when dividing marital property and determining whether financial support will be paid by one party to the other. At the same time, strong emotions can affect both parties, leading to contentious disputes that may make it difficult to resolve the various legal and financial concerns that may arise. For entrepreneurs and business owners, these issues can cause problems as they determine how to protect their financial interests and make sure they will be able to move forward successfully after the
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Going through a divorce is not easy, especially when children are involved. Parents will need to address a variety of child-related issues as they work to dissolve their marriage, and they will need to reach agreements on how they will share custody of their children going forward. This will entail the creation of a parenting plan, which is a document that will be part of a couple’s divorce decree. A parenting plan outlines how parents will share the responsibilities of raising their children.
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Getting a divorce can be a grueling process, and it will require spouses to address numerous financial issues. Both spouses will want to make sure they will be able to support themselves on their own after their marriage ends, and they will also be looking to ensure that they receive a fair share of the property they own. However, when preparing for the property division process, one aspect that may sometimes be overlooked involves how debts will be divided between spouses. This issue can be very important, because it can affect both parties’ financial futures. By understanding how debts may
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