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Prenuptial agreements are for more than just high asset divorce

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the very wealthy. Couples of more modest means might want to consider having an agreement drawn up by an attorney before they get married if there are assets that being brought into the marriage that one or both parties wants to keep separate. For example, an individual who has an interest in a family business might want to have something in writing before the wedding protecting it from becoming part a divorce dispute later on.

Post-divorce relief: how to change a court’s ruling

Getting divorced can be a contentious process. If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, a family court judge can step in to resolve the issues. One problem with letting the judge make the decisions for you and your spouse is that one or both of you may walk away unhappy. The good news is that if you are unhappy with the outcome of a divorce proceeding, you have options. You can either request the court to modify its orders or appeal the court’s decision.

What is bird’s nest custody?

Joint custody can often be one of the best arrangements for children of a divorce, as long as the parents are amicable with one another. It can be difficult, however, for children to bounce from house to house, even with the most civil and fair custody agreements. This is why bird’s nest custody is becoming a more popular option for parents that can get along well enough to make it work.

What is mediation?

Popular media and popular imagination often portray divorce as a contentious and bitter struggle, with both spouses fighting over everything from how to divide assets to who gets custody of the children and  using their attorneys as tools to spite one another. There may be some real-life situations like this, but in many cases the reasons for a married couple to end their marriage have nothing to do with hostility and mutual recrimination. In an amicable divorce, is the adversarial system of court always the best way to go?

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