Many people tend to focus on the
negatives of divorce: the loss of companionship, less income to support the
household, changes that will be necessary, etc. However, divorce can have
surprising benefits, especially on the way that parents learn how to relate to
each other as partners in their children’s development.
Ample research shows that parents who
have a lot of conflict between them are more likely to have children who have
problems adjusting to life after divorce. Being good co-parents can create a
healthier environment for children.
Parents can start
out on the right foot by using collaborative divorce or mediation to establish
ground rules about their children. Parents can determine important factors that
will affect their children’s life by carefully contemplating and
discussing different options. Some decisions include:
Where will the children live?
• How much time will be allotted to each parent?
• How will decisions about the children be made?
• How should disagreements be handled?
Parents who were
not as involved while married can become more hands-on. They can also take the
time to consider these important decisions. With the marriage no longer a
factor, the parents can focus on the needs of their children. Mediation and
collaborative divorce often help parents establish agreements that provide a
more equitable amount of time with the children, as well as customized
agreements that are particularly suited to the family’s
Dangers of Using Online Legal Services
By Kacy A. Clouser
any law firm you go to is going to tell you “Don’t use an online
legal service”, but rarely will they tell you why. Yes, online
legal services are cheap, and yes, most of the time the website won’t
make you get into the nitty gritty. They won’t force you to talk
about the sensitive subjects, and merely hit the bare necessities. But
no, this isn’t the jungle book. The bare necessities aren’t
enough to put you into a secure position in the documents you have
drafted. Whether you have a will or a limited liability company document,
the results of the bare necessities can be detrimental to the goal you
originally had. Read more...