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August 2018 Archives

Listen to the needs of your teenage children during divorce

While every divorce with children is challenging, parents of teenagers will face different challenges than parents of younger children during and after their divorce process. For one, talking to a teen about your divorce will be different than talking to a younger child because your teenager is more mature and deserves to have a more adult conversation about the breakup. Also, your teen may have valuable feedback in terms of describing his or her needs and wishes as you transition into post-divorce life.

Can I have character witnesses for my divorce case?

When it comes to divorce in Clarksville, it helps if you take the time to build your case. Though you may feel eager to rush things along, you could lose any advantage or leverage you have and end up with a less-than-desirable outcome for yourself. Divorces are complicated, and even if you and your spouse agree that your relationship is over and that separation is the only solution, you could find it beneficial to have a witness or two to strengthen your case. 

Be careful when listening to unsolicited divorce advice

As you're preparing for your upcoming divorce process, as the word gets out that your marriage is coming to a close, you'll start to receive unsolicited advice from virtually everyone you encounter. Some of these people will have had their own divorce experience, others will have heard about a friend or family member's and, still others, will have learned about divorce from watching divorce court on television and reading about celebrity breakups.

Keeping a parenting journal could win your custody case

Clarksville parents do a lot of heavy lifting for their children – and some parents do a great deal more than others. If you're one of those parents who serves as the primary caretaker of your child, you are shouldering a tremendous amount of work. If you can prove the work that you perform, the family law court that decides your child custody case will give you preference when it comes to making its decisions. For this reason, it's essential that you keep a daily journal of your parenting activities.

My spouse moved in violation of our child custody agreement

A spouse with shared child custody -- in most cases -- cannot simply move away with the child from the other parent without permission. Instead, both parents must agree on important decisions like this, which could negatively affect the relationship between the child and the parent who's left behind.

When looking for hidden assets in a divorce: Search everything

Finding hidden money in a contentious divorce process isn't entirely difficult. With the aid of a skilled divorce attorney and a forensic accountant, you probably won't miss a penny during your investigations. Here are some of the most important places your legal team will search while trying to dig up any assets your ex-spouse is trying to keep hidden:

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