The emotional side of divorce can be just as challenging as the financial aspects.

Things to Consider Before the Divorce Goes to Court: Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed the basic issues my clients need to consider before a divorce goes to court, such as living arrangements and monthly expenses. For Part 2 of the series, I will discuss some equally important issues related to the emotional side of divorce – issues that can be just as challenging as the financial aspects.

Clients need to think about some considerations when divorce is imminent.

Things to Consider Before the Divorce Goes to Court: Part 1

In my experience as a family law attorney, I’ve learned that a client facing an imminent divorce – whether my client plans to file for divorce or whether my client has been served with divorce papers – feels less stress and anxiety if I explain the divorce process and what to expect, even before the matter gets to court.

A living trust gives more latitude in disbursing inheritance to the children and under what conditions.

Will or Trust Part 2: Considerations When It Comes to Your Children

Noah and Emma felt great peace about naming Emma’s sister as guardian of their two young children through their wills, but they were grappling with the implications of using the same will for distribution of their assets. (See Part 1 here)

Wills and trusts are essential tools to protect children if catastrophe strikes their parents.

Will or Trust Part 1: Considerations When It Comes to Your Children

Noah and Emma were moving along pretty well with their life plan – two adorable children, a home in a good neighborhood, minimal debt and some money in their 401-Ks.

Like most young couples, they worried about their children should the unthinkable happen – that both parents die at the same time. While they both enjoyed good health and a healthy lifestyle, Emma and Noah thought it prudent to know that their kids would be safe if catastrophe struck.

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