If your grandchildren's parents face difficulty in their relationship, it may seriously affect your ability to visit with the grandchildren and act as a positive influence in their lives. Often, it is wise to consider the legal options you have available to protect your custody rights as a grandparent. While grandparents' rights are not often a priority in family court, by taking steps to protect your rights now, you may have more options to protect the ones you love in the future.
Under the new tax laws recently passed in congress, couples who choose to divorce in 2018 could see major changes that affect multiple areas of a divorce negotiation. Most notably, divorces that involve some form of spousal support must now contend with new tax obligations for the paying spouse. To make matters more complicated, these changes take affect on January 1, 2019, meaning that divorces completed within 2018 may favor one party differently than those completed after these rules activate.
It can be an advantage for a family when the co-parents earn drastically different incomes. This is because, with some strategic planning, they can make it possible for their child to be eligible for more student aid via the FAFSA.
As you work though your divorce, one of the most complicated and frustrating aspects of the process is usually marital property division. Many spouses do not realize until the process is already in full swing that dividing marital property includes debt as well as assets. While carrying debt is sometimes stressful, it can also be a good tool to help balance out asset division.
You made it through the holidays, but now you may be wondering how you will get through 2018 as your marriage is falling apart. This is the time of year when wedding planning season starts kicking into gear. Not helpful.
As you grow your family and begin to add children, it is important to think about who you might ask to serve a s legal guardian for your children if you and your spouse are no longer in the picture at some point in the future.