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August 2016 Archives

If tragedy strikes, what happens to your kids?

Upon the birth of a child the priorities of most young parents change quickly to focus on the baby. Wanting to make sure their children are well cared for and safe usually remains a focus for parents throughout childhood. Despite these motivations, many young parents fail to take the time to consider what would happen if they were suddenly no longer there. Though difficult to imagine, this sadly does occur. Creating an estate plan can ensure your children are taken care of should tragedy strike.

Do you need a cost of living clause in your child support order?

For many people dealing with divorce or the family law issues that arise after a separation, goals are often "here-and-now" oriented. If you are leaving a long-term relationship, regardless of how that relationship ended, you might be facing a scary new journey. While dealing with issues of new housing, new incomes and how to keep your kids healthy and happy while everything around them is changing, it's easy to settle for an answer that seems to work right now.

What is an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is a topic that touches everyone's life, yet many people are reluctant to create an estate plan. Learn why it's critical to create an estate plan if you have a family and what the components of an estate plan are.

Child custody and parenting plans

Child custody and visitation can be a very challenging aspect of divorce and family law. In particular, parents may worry about how they are going to be able to continue to spend time with their children on a regular basis. However, there are some things you can put into place to make this easier. These include taking the time to communicate and co-parent with your ex to make sure you are both acting in your children's best interests.