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September 2017 Archives

How out-of-state moves are handled by family law judges

Family law judges rule on making decisions that are supposed to be in the best interest of the child. From a judge's perspective, though, moving away, whether from your child's other parent, his or her family or his or her friends, might be ideal for you, it might not be ideal for your child's well-being.

What role nonmarital contracts play among cohabitating couples

Marriage is so much more than two people who are in love wanting to spend the rest of their lives together. Once you and your officiant sign you the marriage license, you've essentially become party to a legally binding contract that's not easily walked away from. Given that marriage is essentially a type of contractual agreement, it shouldn't come as a surprise that nonmarried couples can sign similar types of agreements as well.

Why shared custody may be in the best interest of your child

One of the first things parents think about when they decide to seek a divorce is how it will affect the kids. While the discussion of what the best custody arrangement is for the child's overall well-being has long been a matter of debate, it's only recently that researchers have begun to feel confident that shared custody is best.

What's an ideal visitation schedule for your infant or toddler?

For children less than 2.5 years of age, child psychologists argue this is a critical time age for a parent to bond with his or her child and establish themselves as his or her primary caretaker. At this age, children are just learning to develop trust for others.

Divorce and retirement assets: What you need to know

One of the most complicated parts of dividing marital property is splitting up retirement accounts. Some property is easier to divide. For example, maybe you will take the dining room set and he will take the living room furniture. Other property, such as your Naples home and investment accounts, requires complicated calculations performed by appraisers and accountants before you make any decisions regarding division.

Why more millennials are signing prenups than their parents did

They say that opposites attract. And, when it comes to marriage among millennials, it's perhaps because of the fact that they do that many of those couples are making sure to sign prenuptial agreements before they walk down the aisle.

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