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Preparing for Divorce: What documents should I gather?

Deciding to pursue a divorce is one of the most difficult decisions that a person can make, and once the decision is made, preparing for the divorce can be challenging, too. Fortunately, there are a few steps that can be taken to mitigate the complexities of a divorce. The first step is to gather the proper paperwork and documents. Thankfully, while every divorce is unique, the paperwork needed is relatively universal.

An overview of the adoption process for same-sex couples

Since our institutions have begun to recognize same-sex marriages, old and new same-sex families have considered parenting and expanding their family. A common way of pursuing child rearing is through adoption. However, the same-sex family may be wondering how to go about this process, or whether there are any special issues that need consideration, especially considering same-sex marriage is relatively new and, unfortunately, still controversial; yet, same-sex family law has been developing rapidly to smooth out the bumps in the process.

Getting child support right is important for all involved

One question heard often is: what exactly does child support cover? If you are experiencing issues relevant to child support, then you will want to know the limits of child support, how it can change, the difficulty of changing or modifying it, and its duration. It is very important to get child support right, because it is, after all, meant to maintain the child's wellbeing, as well as look out for the child's best interests. Courts are usually only concerned with the best interests of the child, and thus, the courts will examine a number of different costs and needs that will support the growth and maturity of the child.

Be mindful of financial missteps when considering divorce

It would be a daunting task to find a more difficult life decision than deciding whether to file for divorce. Putting aside the emotional aspect of divorce, the separating couple must make financial decisions regarding the division of assets, if they can even come to a decision at all. Thus, a person considering divorce should prepare to have a plan regarding the financial assets obtained during the marriage.

3 things to remember in a gray divorce

Late in life divorces are becoming much more common. Often, once the children become grown and set out on their own, the parents realize that they have nothing in common anymore and choose to divorce. As you face your own divorce, you may realize that several of your friends in Colorado Springs are already on second and even third marriages.

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