Can a Medical Dispute Lead to a Change in Custody?

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Can a Medical Dispute Lead to a Change in Custody

When you are married, making medical decisions for a minor child can be rather straightforward. But when you are divorced, the medical decisions that are made for your child can become a point of contention and can even lead to a change in custody.

Sole Legal Custody

When the courts award sole legal custody, only one parent has custody of the minor. When one parent does not have custody, he or she still has the right to be told about the medical decisions that the other parent makes on behalf of the child.

How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle

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Divorce is never easy, but it can be especially difficult to navigate when children are involved. Do you anticipate a rough child custody fight in your future? If so, you’ll want to make sure you go in prepared for any contingency. Here are some tips to keep in mind to get through this difficult process.

Make Sure You Attempt a Settlement If Possible

When going through a divorce with children involved, you need to put your kids ahead of your own personal emotions. You might be angry at the other side, but your personal vendetta won’t improve your children’s situation.

If you can keep the worst of the custody battle out of court, you owe it to your kids to do so. Reach out to the other side to at least see if they are willing to sit down with you and talk it out. You don’t have to like your spouse, but you do have to view them as the father or mother of your children and someone who might be a part of your life for years to come.

Parenting Plans And Significant Others: How Do They Relate?

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Suppose your parenting plan has been working fine—but now your ex-spouse has a significant other. How can you manage the interactions that your child has with this partner that you may never have met?

Parenting plans are important because they contain a multitude of provisions regarding child-rearing. This includes the amount of time that a child should have with a parent’s boyfriends or girlfriends. Read on to learn what you need to know.

Moving After A Divorce: Complications Due To Shared Custody

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A move to a new state can seem like the perfect way to restart life after divorce. Unfortunately, if joint custody was part of the divorce agreement it can complicate matters. If you do not have the approval of the other parent when you move away with a child you can face legal repercussions that include the loss of custody.

Prepare During Divorce

The easiest way to handle a long-distance move is to negotiate some type of agreement during the divorce. Include how many miles away either parent can move without consent from the ex-spouse, how shared custody will take place after a move, and how much notice to provide before the relocation occurs.

How to Deal With Discovery During a Divorce

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When you get a divorce, you could have to go through the discovery process. The goal of discovery is to provide you with the evidence you need to prove part of your case. Through discovery, you can ask for special information from your spouse and others during your divorce. One common use of discovery is to obtain financial and asset records.

For some, the discovery process can feel invasive and frustrating. However, fully understanding how discovery works can help you get through it more easily. Here are some things you should know about discovery during a divorce.

Does LGBTQ Divorce Have More Complications?

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New Mexico has officially recognized same-sex marriage since 2013 with the passage of a Supreme Court ruling. This means that same-sex divorce is also legal.

If you are considering divorce in an LGBTQ relationship, you may find that it comes with some complications. This guide will help you sort through some of those complications.

Why Has LGBTQ Divorce Been So Complicated?

Fortunately, in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to make LGBTQ marriage legal in all states, which makes divorce less complicated than it had been before. In the days before nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, LGBTQ spouses often had destination weddings in places where they could legally marry.

How to Successfully Co-Parent After a Divorce

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When parents divorce, their top priority should be co-parenting their children with success. Although divorce is difficult on you and your former spouse, you still have to come together and create a healthy co-parenting atmosphere for the health and well-being of your children. The following are some tips you as co-parents can consider when moving forward.

Figure Out a Healthy Communication Mechanism

For many couples who divorce, communication can be difficult. When all is said and done, you both have to move past any difficult feelings and communicate effectively where your children are concerned.

How Parents Can Help Their Children During a Divorce

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Children are not just spectators during a divorce. The separation is a life-changing experience for a child. The process can cause fear, anger, and guilt. Parents must remember that their own pain cannot take priority over parental responsibilities. The choices they make and how they involve the children in the divorce can determine the emotional well-being of their child.

What They Need

Consistency and safety are the concerns of most children. Kids want to know they will still have their parents, grandparents, and friends. Most will worry about where they will live, if they can keep their things, and what will happen with family pets. Parents need to answer as honestly as they can without empty promises or dire predictions.

The Differences Between Open and Closed Adoption

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Adoption is a fantastic option for many people who want a new member of the family. Typically, the birth parent will choose the type of adoption and then look for adoptive parents who meet that standard. What is left for you to decide as the adopting parent is which option is ideal for your family.

Are you unsure if an open or closed adoption is for you? Both present different legal and social challenges. This guide can help you make a decision for your family.

Understanding Open Adoption

3 Big Advantages of Being the First to File for Divorce

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Nobody likes to be the first person to call it quits, especially when you are dealing with an arrangementas complicated and emotional as a marriage. However, in terms of finances and legal ramifications, sometimes it pays to be the one to get the ball rolling. Here are three big advantages of being the first to file for divorce.

1. Organize Your Finances

It’s no secret that divorces can be incredibly emotional, especially in situations where spouses are worried about their financial future. Fortunately, by making the decision of when to file and taking matters into your own hands, you can get all of your financial ducks in a row before you have to disclose your assets in court.