The Do's And Don'ts Of Custody Evaluations

For divorcing parents who cannot come to an agreement on child custody arrangements, you may be asked by the family court judge to take part in a child custody evaluation. A court-appointed mental health expert will normally conduct the evaluation of your minor child in an effort to help the judge decide who will retain primary custody. It's definitely in your own best interest to be as prepared for this evaluation as possible since the evaluator's opinion carries quite a bit of weight in the judge's decision. [Read More]

Avoid Making These Four Common Divorce Mistakes With Your Attorney

If you are getting divorced, it is important that you treat your attorney with respect and work with them. Your attorney is largely responsible for how your assets are divided and, if you have children, the custody arrangement you end up with. Make sure you don't make these four common divorce mistakes with your attorney. #1 Losing Control Of Your Emotions Your attorney is not responsible for the fact that you are getting divorced, nor are they responsible for the actions that your spouse takes throughout your divorce. [Read More]

Steps To Take Immediately After Receiving Divorce Papers

For some people, being handed divorce papers can come as a big shock if there were no indicating factors showing the spouse was planning this course of action. If you have just been informed your spouse wishes to have a divorce, you will want to do your best to react responsibly and quickly so you are ensured you will have a better chances of being awarded money, assets, or acceptable custody arrangements after the paperwork is finalized. [Read More]

3 Potential Problems With Naming A Guardian

If you have minor children, part of your estate planning should include naming a guardian for your children. By naming a guardian, you are taking steps to ensure that your children are raised by someone who you feel is best suited for the task. However, there are some problems that can arise from your selection. Here are some of the most common problems and what you can do.   The Guardian Is Bad With Money [Read More]