Divorce While Pregnant

Divorce While Pregnant Divorce is an inherently difficult and emotionally-charged process, especially when children are involved. Custody battles may take years to resolve. Not surprisingly, pregnancy during divorce complicates the issue considerably. It is very difficult for parents, lawyers, and judges to make decisions regarding a baby that has not yet been born. Several states…

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Proving a Parent Unfit

Proving a Parent Unfit A custody battle can be the most difficult and emotionally trying part of a divorce. Traditionally, proving one parent to be unfit to care for children has been the most decisive factor in a judge’s final decision. Judges know that the best home for a child is one in which they…

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Do I Really Need to Make a Custody Agreement in Court? Divorce negotiations in court can be extremely costly, both financially and emotionally. Often the most taxing issue in divorce is child custody. With increasing regularity, parents have been settling custody issues out of court. The Oceanside custody attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP…

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3 Important Facts for Mothers in Child Custody Battles If you are a mother fighting for custody of your children in a particularly contentious child custody case, you may have some specific needs and considerations for your case. While it is true that historically fathers had a more difficult time getting a fair outcome to…

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Understanding the “Primary Caretaker” Role If you are divorcing or ending a domestic partnership and there are children involved, you may have heard the term “primary caretaker” used in custody discussions. However, it may not be completely clear what all the implications of being designated the primary caretaker are, or you may have questions about…

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A Closer Look at Custody Arrangements The ending of a serious relationship is difficult enough. For parents who go through a divorce or separation, deciding on how to handle parenting and custody issues can make a tough situation heartrending. If you are like most parents, you hate the thought of missing out on important moments…

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Divorce with Special Needs Children Taking care of a child with special needs can be as demanding as a full-time job. In two-parent households the responsibilities can be divided, but this is not always possible or preferable. When you are divorcing and have a child with special needs, there are some unique considerations to address….

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Elderly Divorce

Elderly Divorce Divorce among the elderly used to be relatively rare. Although the elderly still divorce at a far lower rate than young and middle-aged couples, many older people are deciding that they do not have to stay in unhappy marriages. Divorcing late in life brings with it many challenges, but it can also lead…

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Divorce and Your IRA

Divorce and Your IRA You and your spouse’s IRAs might be your biggest joint assets. Whether you have a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA, your retirement nest egg may be divided between you and your spouse in a divorce settlement. But many IRAs do not allow withdrawals until after a certain date. So how…

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Divorce and Small Businesses Sometimes spouses operate a family business, a “mom and pop shop,” or another jointly managed service. When these spouses decide to divorce, deciding what becomes of the small business can be a tricky process. Issues such as ownership, assets, and income will have to be decided upon. A knowledgeable divorce attorney…

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