You and your spouse have decided to call it quits. The problem is, though, that you are not exactly excited about the idea of going toe-to-toe with your future ex-spouse. The good news is that you do not have to.
The difficulties and emotions that precede and accompany the divorce process do not go away simply because the process is final. Many Arizona parents find that they still deal with conflicts with their ex long after their divorce, and many times, it is over issues related to child custody and visitation.
Everyone is talking about the new tax law set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. While there are some positive things being said about it, most people do not believe it will work to help the average American. Only time will tell. One thing that may affect you if you plan to file for divorce in the coming year or years, whether in Arizona or elsewhere, is that alimony will no longer be a deductible expense.
Arizona families come in all shapes and sizes, and blended families are common. In some of these cases, the question may arise regarding the adoption of stepchildren, but like other types of adoption, it is not always an easy process. If you would like to adopt the biological children of your spouse, it could be beneficial for you to understand how this process works and what you can expect.
If your marriage ends, one of your primary concerns will more than likely be your children. Telling them about the divorce is only the first hurdle you and your spouse must jump. You want them to know that they have no responsibility in the breakup and that you both will continue to love them and want to spend as much time as possible with them.
As you bask in the glow of your recent engagement, you may feel as if nothing could bring you down from your elated mood. As a result, one of the last things on your mind may have been divorce. After all, you have not even tied the knot yet. However, your soon-to-be spouse may have broached the topic of creating a prenuptial agreement, and you may feel caught off guard.
Going through divorce can be both emotionally and financially taxing. This is especially true if you and your spouse have a large number of assets to divide between yourselves. It is also true if you have a high-value asset, such as a family business, to split up.
After spending decades in the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans receive retirement benefits that help them enjoy their golden years with their families. That is, unless they get divorced. Prior to 1982, a significant amount of confusion existed regarding whether a non-military spouse could receive a portion of the service member's retirement.
The end of a marriage will inevitably bring about a change in the lives of everyone involved. While certain aspects of a divorce can be challenging, such as the division of property and assets, you may consider the topic of child support to be of the utmost importance. If you are transitioning from a two-person income to a single income, ensuring the ability to meet your child's needs while not becoming financially overwhelmed may be crucial.