This is a reprint from a NY Times article by Paul Sullivan in the "Weath Matters" column on July 27, 2018:
People thinking about a divorce don't always get the best guidance from others when they are starting on their journey. Well meaning friends, family members and unscrupulous attorneys may mislead you without even meaning to. So here are some important things to think about if you are thinking about going down this path:
Looming End of Alimony Write Off has Divorce Lawyers Telling Clients to Act Fast
A reprint of an article by Taylor Pittman for Huffington Post.
Most everyone probably has heard that an uncontested divorce can save people a ton of time, money and aggravation, so it is usually the goal of at least one of the parties to the divorce. Because of that, many people call me and tell me that they need to hire me to do a non-contested divorce. And then they tell me their situation...
The manner in which children will handle the news of their parents' divorce is different for every Missouri family. Some kids will take these changes in stride, while others may struggle to come to terms with the new structure of the family. A recent article suggests that for some kids, divorce and child custody changes result in the experience of a form of grief. The following outline could help parents know what to expect in the weeks and months following the announcement of a divorce.
For most Missouri families, the thought of having their children taken away is one of the most distressing scenarios imaginable. Parents who remain in an intact marriage often feel assured that their family unit will remain unbroken, but it is important to understand that divorce is not the only child custody threat that families can face. In certain circumstances, parental rights are challenged by the state, which can be a harrowing experience for both parents and children.