When you and your spouse have decided that it is time to dissolve your same-sex marriage, it can be a stressful and painful time for both of you. This stress can be made even worse when you think about going to a court and having a judge determine what is best for you, your children and your shared property. Fortunately, getting a collaborative divorce can offer you and your spouse to work out issues without a judge present.
We can't always plan for the future. It sometimes happens that the unexpected occurs and suddenly you have no home, no income or you are divorced. What would happen to your child if neither parent is able to care for them? How do you find the right guardian for your child in this case?
What is a Legal Guardian?
Before you can properly decide who should be guardian to your child, you should understand what a legal guardian is.
Preparing for divorce isn't easy, but it doesn't have to become an overly stressful process either. Yes, getting divorced means that your life is changing, and it's bound to affect you in more ways than one. However, the divorce process, as well as adjusting to life after divorce, becomes a lot easier if you're prepared. So, before you make any drastic changes, you need to do these three things.
Review Your Finances
If in the middle of a divorce, and family court requests a list of every asset, financial account and property you own, you may wonder if the divorcing spouse can tap into your inheritance funds. In most cases, your inherited money is yours to keep and not share with your divorcing spouse. However, if you added portions of your divorcing spouse's income to the inheritance throughout your marriage, family court may say that you commingled your inheritance.
If you and your spouse are headed for divorce, this can be even harder if there are teenagers in the mix. Letting teens know that you and your spouse are divorcing and coming up a game plan together needs to be handled calmly and with sensitivity. Here are four things that you can do to help your teenager get through the divorce process.
1. Set Up Counseling
While you want to be available to talk with your teen about your divorce, they might feel more comfortable talking with someone else.