Preparing Your Teenager For A Custody Hearing

If you are in the middle of a divorce, and your spouse is fighting you for custody of your teenage child, you are most likely busy preparing your case so you will give a favorable testimony in your behalf when you go to court for an outcome. Often during this process, the child's feelings get put on the back-burner as parents are stressed out about the process. Here are a few ways you can prepare your child for the custody procedure so they are not overwhelmed when it comes time to speak with a judge about the situation. Read More 

Shared Custody And Joint Custody: What Is The Difference?

If you and your spouse are getting divorced, child custody can be a major issue when it comes time to creating an agreement that you both can live with. You may have heard both the terms shared and joint custody used interchangeably, but they are actually two different concepts. Read on to learn the differences between these two potentially confusing terms so that you will be able to construct a child custody agreement that works best for you and your child. Read More 

How Does Separation Work In A Common Law Relationship?

Common law relationships are those relationships that are similar to marriages; however, the two partners are not married, but are simply living together. In the case that you are in a common law relationship and you decide to split with your partner, the way that your property is divided all depends on your specific circumstances. Here's what you should know about how separation works in a common law relationship should you enter one or if you are interested in leaving your current partner: Read More 

How The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Can Impact Your Custodial Case

Whether you are in the military or are the nonmilitary spouse, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, will play a part in your divorce if you share children with your spouse. If you are the military spouse, the SCRA can be beneficial to you. However, if you are not, it can be problematic. Here is what you need to know.  What Is the SCRA? The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is a law that is allows for special treatment of members of the military when it comes to court proceedings. Read More 

Sharing A Holiday? 3 Tips For Surviving Easter With Your Ex

Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus alone may leave you feeling empty and depressed on a day that should be filled with joy. Your heart may ache as you attend worship services by yourself, and the sadness may continue when you arrive home and see the untouched Easter baskets on your counter. The day doesn't have to be like this, though. If you and your ex are still on decent terms, you can spend the day together rather than shuffling your kids back and forth to split the holiday. Read More