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Be prepared to talk to your children about divorce the right way

When you have children but have to go through a divorce, it can be hard to bring up the topic with them. Fortunately, there is a lot of advice available on the best ways to do so.

Children can adjust to new situations, but it's important for parents to be on the same page before they bring up divorce. You and your spouse should sit down together and discuss how you want to approach the topic and determine things such as custody arrangements beforehand when possible.

Can mediation or arbitration help my divorce case?

A divorce is a challenge, even when it's something both parties want. While your divorce might not be the kind of aggressive divorce you see in the media, it's still the end of a marriage. You may have negative feelings about your spouse or just want to get the divorce over with so that you can move on.

It is understandable that you and your spouse may not be seeing eye-to-eye over certain parts of your divorce such as spousal support, property division or even custody schedules. What may help is sitting down together and trying to work out a method for resolving these disputes. If you're struggling to do so, mediation or arbitration may help.

Rising prices can knock first-time buyers out of the market

If you're living in Pasco, then you may know that the city is booming. You have many new people wanting to move in, and space is limited. That's why it's not unusual to see people with homes that have small yards and to see rows of townhouses side by side.

For entry-level buyers, this is the new normal. Why choose townhomes? With an average of only 4,200 square feet, they're cheaper to build and take up less space. That helps lower land and construction costs.

3 reasons to set up your estate plan now

Estate planning is essential, yet many people don't start estate planning until they're older. Some never do. Many people believe that they don't need estate plans because they don't have significant assets. Others just put it off until it's too late.

There are many reasons why you may want an estate plan. Here are three that you should consider.

Don't take advice from friends about your divorce

No two divorces are exactly the same, which is why the best rule to follow is not to take the advice of people who aren't going through your situation. While others have been divorced and might have good tips for you, some of their knowledge or experiences may not help in your situation.

For most people, the goal of a divorce is to separate assets and to move on with their lives. Too often, others try to influence them and their approach to a divorce. This is why you should work with your attorney. Your attorney will give you the facts about your divorce and make it easy for you to see the correct path forward. Your attorney won't misguide you or give you a false sense of what you'll walk away with.

Can you stop your ex from exposing your child to specific people?

Family laws are in place to help protect mothers, fathers, their children and others who have a right to be in their lives. Children are at the greatest risk of being taken advantage of.

As a parent who worries about your child's safety when they're with others in your family, it's important that you get to have a say. Your ex-spouse may believe certain family members are fine to be around, while you may believe that they're harmful or a bad influence.

A difficult custody challenge can take you back to court

You and your ex-spouse went through a difficult divorce, and it took you a long time to settle on a custody agreement you were both happy with. Now, however, you're displeased with the fact that your ex-spouse seems to be keeping things your kids to take to their home, and you have heard that they're no longer working.

Your main concern is that they're taking your children's new items and selling them for money or keeping them at the home to make up for what they can't provide. You want to make sure items are coming home with them, and you need to guarantee that you have your children more often if your ex-spouse can't afford to care for them properly.

Concerns you should consider before adopting

Starting a family is always scary. Having a child means committing to an individual for the rest of your life—someone you haven’t even met yet at that!

But those thinking about adopting their child may have additional concerns. Though raising a healthy, happy kid isn’t an easy task in any situation, there are specific concerns that adopting parents should be aware of.

Get the right knowledge before agreeing to any contract

When it comes to real estate, you want to make sure that you do everything you can to protect your best interests. It is very easy to make mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars when purchasing a new property.

Among the most important things to do is having your attorney review your contract. There are several different contracts that you may be presented with as a buyer, and you want to make sure that you understand exactly what each entails.

Why work with a civil litigation attorney?

When you hear "civil litigation," what you should think of is any litigation that is not criminal in nature. Even if a criminal act led to you filing a wrongful death claim, for example, the wrongful death claim would still go through the civil court.

Civil litigation is an important part of the justice system because it's part of how victims of injuries and crimes get compensated. There are many times when civil litigation is used, including for:

  • Personal injury lawsuits
  • Landlord or tenant disputes
  • Product liability lawsuits
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Real estate lawsuits

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