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Ideas to help your children come to terms with your divorce

Colorado parents understand that life changes may have negative or positive impacts upon their children. Like most children, your kids are likely quite adaptable and resilient for the most part; however, that doesn't mean that certain life experiences won't cause them stress. For instance, if you are preparing to tell your kids that you're getting divorced, you'll want to have some definite plans in mind for ways to help them cope.

You and your spouse will no longer be together in marriage, but you will always have a relationship together as parents. By discussing the matter ahead of time and considering ideas that have helped other parents in the past, you can provide strong support for your children as they adapt to a new lifestyle.

Move forward after leaving an emotionally abusive relationship

Domestic violence is a very serious issue that must be treated as such. When you are the victim of this type of situation, moving past it can be difficult. Many people don't realize how difficult it is to have to deal with these things. It is especially hard for people to understand how much domestic violence impacts a person when the abuse is emotional instead of physical since you can't really see the emotional damage.

One thing to remember if you are leaving an emotionally abusive relationship is that you are strong enough to live without the abuser. Oftentimes, abusers make you think that you need them. This isn't true at all. Even if you do need help as you rebuild your life, that assistance can come from someone who loves you and wants to support you instead of coming from someone who just wants to control you and use you.

Don't forget these important holiday planning tips

With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to think about some child custody issues that might come up during this busy season. It is easy to get focused on the hoopla that comes with big gatherings, but there are some finer points to consider.

One thing that you might overlook is gift-giving. If your family gives gifts during the holidays, it might be best to discuss these gifts with your ex. This might prevent your children from getting duplicate presents. It might help to grab your child's wishlist and discuss who will get which items for the kids.

What makes up the standard field sobriety tests?

Back in the 1970s, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration realized that not all field sobriety tests were equal. In fact, many did not come close to determining whether an individual was impaired.

For this reason, the NHTSA went to work to devise a system of tests that could help law enforcement officials determine whether a driver was too impaired to safely drive.

Support agreements must include uninsured medical cost provisions

A child support order insures that a child's expenses are covered by both parents. In many cases, this order is going to require one parent to pay money to the other parent for basic care necessities. Also, the order may dictate how the child's health care is handled. It might establish which parent must keep medical insurance on the child.

However, these orders can overlook who is responsible for paying the child's uninsured medical expenses.

Social media posts may be misconstrued during a divorce

Many people use social media these days. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat or one of the many other sites, you need to be careful about what you say if you are going through a divorce. Divorce lawyers might find information and use it against you during the legal proceedings.

One thing that many people don't realize is that using caution about what you post is actually a good idea even before you are going through a divorce. Sometimes, the information that a person finds on social media might end up being the factor that leads to the divorce. In all cases, be sure that you are thinking about how posts might seem.

Smoothing your financial wrinkles before divorce

No matter how well you and your spouse are managing the preparations for your divorce, it is wise not to expect that you will resolve every issue without a grumble. Your divorce may not be contentious, but there are common elements of a marriage breakup that lend themselves to disputes, especially when the couple has substantial assets to divide.

While you may not expect your negotiations to deteriorate, you cannot predict how things will play out if you do not take steps to manage common financial time bombs. Failing to deal with these issues early in your divorce process may leave you battling over them in court.

Holiday activities might require changes in parenting time plans

The winter holiday season isn't that far off. Even though you might not want to think about right now, you may need to if there are issues about the holiday parenting schedule that need to be hashed out before Thanksgiving break. For many parents, there is a standard schedule that the child follows during these festive times.

It is always best to think about what is best for the kids when there are possible changes that need to happen. For example, if one parent has family coming in from out of town but the children are supposed to be with the other parent, it might be best to change up the parenting time schedule some to allow the kids to see those family members.

Premarital agreements aren't only for the wealthy

Prenuptial agreements set forth protections during your marriage that can help you to start your new life on the right foot if you end up going through a divorce. Some people think that only the wealthy need these agreements. This isn't the case. Many people, including those who have average wealth, can benefit from a prenuptial agreement.

There are several reasons why a couple might decide to enter into a premarital agreement. Here are a few of the most common:

  • One of them has more wealth than the other and wants to protect those assets.
  • A previous marriage might come with support payments that don't need to involve your new spouse.
  • One person has more debt than the other so the prenup can protect the spouse without debt if there is a divorce.
  • The couple has children, either together or from a previous relationship, that need to be provided for even if there is a divorce.
  • There is at least one business that needs to be protected if the marriage ends.
  • When one spouse remains home to raise the child, a prenup can protect that spouse.
  • There is a need for privacy that can be handled via a confidentiality clause in the premarital agreement.

Tips for Colorado parents when talking to kids about divorce

If you're one of many Colorado parents who recently made a decision to file for divorce, you may also be one of many who are worried about how their children will react to the news. It's quite likely that your kids have a friend (or several) with divorced parents. That doesn't necessarily mean it will make it any easier for your children to cope with your family's situation; however, knowing that they have peers who can relate to their emotions can be a great comfort as you help your children move on in life.  

Your children's well-being is no doubt one of your highest priorities as you make plans for a new future. It's true that kids often take their cues from their parents regarding how to act or not act in a particular situation. Therefore, the way you broach the topic will impact their ability to come to terms with your divorce. They will also be far more likely to reach out for support if they witness you doing the same, as needed.  

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