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How to balance dating and a child custody arrangement

Getting divorced is difficult in and of itself. Once the divorce goes final, you then have to come to an agreement on child custody. Maybe you are going to co-parent. Maybe you will be the primary custodian of the children. Maybe you will receive visitation rights based on your work schedule. Now add in the fact that you are ready to start dating again. Here are some tips for balancing dating and a child custody arrangement.

Once the divorce goes final, it takes quite some time for parents, especially those who are co-parenting, to get into a rhythm with their new schedule. The best advice out there is to prolong dating until you are able to acclimate yourself to the new schedule. You will set yourself up for problems if you keep adding to a schedule you are not comfortable with just yet.

Causes for a post-divorce modification

A divorce becoming final is a moment that often brings relief, as it is the end of a long and sometimes complicated process. Many former spouses are happy to have legal and custodial concerns finally resolved. However, sometimes well-made arrangements require a change.

There are several possible reasons for former spouses to apply for a post-divorce modification. Maintenance and child support arrangements may be dependent on income, and a renegotiation may be necessary if someone loses a job or experiences another life-altering event.

How do I prepare for a child custody hearing?

Divorce, once it goes final, does not typically mean you are done interacting with your spouse. In fact, it is just the beginning of a long relationship you will need to continue if you have children from the marriage. One event where you will need to prepare ahead of time is the child custody hearing. So, how do you prepare for the hearing?

The most important tip you can take to heart is understanding the child custody laws of New York. This is best done with the help of a family law attorney. This is not the type of case where you should represent yourself since it involves your children.

Most important items to include in a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement is one of the most important documents you might create in your lifetime. It can help protect your property and other assets before entering into a marriage. This is a document that can be amended during the life of the marriage, but it must be done so according to the law in New York.

It's easy to get lost in the excitement of planning a wedding, which could lead you to forgetting to create a prenuptial agreement. If you decide a prenuptial agreement is right for your situation, make sure you create it with your family law attorney well in advance of the wedding. You want this document to be one of the first legal documents surrounding your marriage.

Cost of living and child support in New York

A big part of a child support agreement is the cost of living for the parents of the children. Cost of living increases every so often, especially in the state of New York, so it's important that parents headed for child custody battles understand how it plays a major role in the child support amount.

When the cost of living increases in New York, you can file for a cost of living adjustment (COLA). This is a document that helps get the child support amount increased because of the increase in cost of living. You are not required to show any changes in your personal circumstances for this to be approved by the court. This can be acquired once per year, but cannot be acquired the first time until the original child support order is two years old.

Child custody during summer vacations

Let's face it, school letting out for the summer can make a divorced parent quite anxious. During the school year, there's a routine in place: During the summer, there's much less of one. This can make way for many former spouses to feel like they need to hash it out over who and when they get access to the children.

One of perhaps the most difficult things to do when you are divorced and have children is finding a time when you may be able to go on vacation. To ensure that your plans don't get dashed due to scheduling conflicts, there are certain proactive measures you should take.

Biggest causes of divorce in New York

Divorce happens more often than many people think these days and the reasons behind it vary with each case. For some, the marriage simply came to an end. For others, there were a variety of factors that played into the couple divorcing. Here are some of the biggest causes of divorce in New York.

One of the biggest causes of divorce is when the couple stops talking about their problems. Problems will occur during a marriage. It's how the couple responds to those problems that deems how successful the marriage can be. Couples that fail to talk about problems will soon learn that a minor problem will cause an explosion.

How do I know if a prenuptial agreement is right for me?

If you are headed for a walk down the aisle, you are likely thinking about everything under the sun. But, are you thinking about legal documents? Marriage is a big life decision and should be treated as such when it comes to legal issues. One common legal document involved in marriage is the prenuptial agreement. So, how do I know if a prenuptial agreement is right for me? We will tackle that burning question today.

When looking at a possible prenuptial agreement, the pros definitely outweigh the cons, especially since both parties will be protected by the document. It's understandable that this is a touchy subject for some, but in reality, it protects both parties involved from the nastiness of divorce.

How to reduce the stress that comes with divorce

Divorce is a major life event that affects millions of people. The end of a marriage, no matter how long it lasted, can still be devastating for some. It brings on stress that not many will be able to handle. Here are some tips for reducing the stress that comes with divorce.

An excellent tip is to join a support group. There are plenty of support groups out there that discuss divorce and all types of topics surrounding it. These support groups include doctors, therapists, professionals and people who are going through the process at the same time as you. They will be able to share their experiences with you and vice versa.

How to take control of your future financially

Taking control of your future financially is important to anyone out there who wants to enjoy retirement. No one wants to work well into their golden years, which is why preparing financially at an early age can make all the difference. Here are some tips for taking charge of your financial future.

Set goals for yourself financially and then prioritize those goals. Set at least three goals and then create a timeline for attaining each one. If there is too much debt to your name, your first goal should be to pay down that debt. This can be debt accumulated on a credit card or through various loans.

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