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Questions to Consider before Hiring a Child Custody Attorney

If you are going through a divorce and have children, you might be wondering if it is necessary to hire a child custody attorney, or what you should look for in an attorney. It is important to always bear in mind that the goal is to serve the best interests of your children, which will be accomplished through a well-drafted child custody agreement that addresses not only the concerns of you and your ex-spouse, but the needs of your children. There is a lot at stake, so here are some factors to consider before you decide to hire a child custody attorney to take your case:

Top 8 Child Custody Questions

Divorce can be a difficult experience, especially when children are involved. Family law has a potential to be complex and, while having a skilled divorce attorney can help you effectively navigate the situation, it is still crucial to educate yourself on the road ahead. This will not only increase your chances at obtaining a favorable outcome, but allow you to manage your expectations and better understand the circumstances of your case.

What is "Wasteful Dissipation" of Marital Assets?

There are many divorce cases where one of the parties will take steps reduce the amount of property and assets their spouse will receive after a divorce is finalized, such as use or spend assets in a wasteful manner. Wasteful dissipation is defined as the use of an asset for an illegal or inequitable purpose, including a spouse's use of community property for personal benefit when a divorce is around the corner.

Avoid These 5 Child Custody Mistakes

One of the things that can make divorce particularly challenging is children. Not only are both parents invested in spending quality time with their kids, but also the children are often unprepared emotionally for this time of emotional upheaval. Even full grown adults find dealing with divorce hard to swallow. Because divorces tend to foster negative feelings between the parents, they can often make mistakes that cost them during the child custody hearings.

My Spouse Won't Sign the Divorce Papers. What Do I Do?

Divorce can be an extremely contentious time for couples. Either or both spouses can feel emotionally volatile during this process. Tempers run high, and people can become belligerent about even meaningless arguments after one spouse brings up divorce. Because spouses either don't want the divorce or want to prevent their spouses from getting what they want, they can sometimes refuse to sign the divorce papers. Whether or not this is a last-ditch effort to prevent the divorce from occurring, if this happens to you, you're not without options.

How to Help Kids Cope with Divorce

Divorce, even in the most amicable circumstances, is never easy. It is hard for the divorcing couple and undoubtedly difficult for any children involved to understand and adjust to. Just because this is a trying time, however, does not mean you cannot ease the pain and find positive ways for your children to cope with the coming changes.

Searching for Hidden Assets During Divorce

Divorce can become incredibly contentious, especially when it comes down to dividing assets. When so much is at stake and an emotional war is waging on, spouses sometimes try to hide assets to avoid its involvement in the division of assets process. Familiarize yourself with the ways in which a spouse may hide assets to know what to look for.

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