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Tips for resolving pet issues that dog parties during divorce

When people divorce, it is not uncommon to fight over matters like property division and child custody. There are specific laws in place to direct parties and courts on how to resolve these issues, but some matters do not fall neatly into one of these categories.

Is it possible to change or cancel spousal support payments?

Whether you pay or receive spousal support after a divorce, you want to feel like the order is fair and accurately reflects your financial needs and capabilities. Often, it takes considerable effort either through the courts or through negotiation to get to this type of agreement. Once you have an order in place, though, there can be a sense of relief.

Does my child's preference affect custody and other legal issues?

For every parent going through a difficult family legal experience, be it divorce or child custody dispute, there is a child going through the same experience. And depending on his or her age and understanding of the situation, a child may have opinions on what parents should do to resolve a particular issue.

What factors affect calculation of child support?

There are many ways parents support their children after a divorce. Some parents focus on spending quality time with their children; others might take their kids on trips or buy them nice gifts; still others may help a child find healthy activities or counselling services to support mental well-being.

Co-parenting and conflict: Tips for keeping the peace

Parents who divorce or separate continue to interact with each other as they raise their children. These interactions can be quite frequent when a child spends equal or near-equal time with each parent, which is becoming more common as parents and courts increasingly recognize the myriad ways that co-parenting can positively affect a child.

Parties to consider consulting during a complex divorce

When two people divorce or separate, they are ultimately the ones who will be most affected by the legal settlements they reach. That said, there are other parties who may participate in the process to help each side pursue the desired outcome. 

Understand your legal options. Make informed decisions. Contact the family law lawyers of Henderson Heinrichs LLP

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