After a divorce, the handling of birthdays and holidays can often lead to conflict if a solid plan is not in place. It can be a difficult time, especially right after a divorce. However, there are some things you can do to ensure that the children have a happy, comfortable celebration:
Create A Holiday And Birthday Agreement
One of the first things you both need to do once the divorce is final is to put an agreement in place with regard to holidays and birthdays.
If you live in one of the states with legalized marijuana use, you may have noticed police officers stepping up their DUI patrols or even setting up checkpoints to look for intoxicated drivers. Because there exists no test that can detect recent marijuana use or marijuana intoxication (only THC residue stored in the body's fat cells), officers must rely only on physical and verbal cues to determine whether an individual is too impaired to drive.
Do you want to get divorced from your spouse, but currently the two of you can't even afford to get caught up on your mortgage? If so, you'll want to see if you can file for bankruptcy, before you go through with the divorce, and if this is going to make life easier. If the two of you can mediate your divorce after the bankruptcy, things will be even better.
Did you borrow money from an ex and now they are trying to claim that you stole from them? Have you paid some of it back? If so, you want to consult with a criminal lawyer to see if you can fight the charges, or have them dropped before the matter gets to court.
Depending on the amount they claimed you stole, you could be facing criminal charges. There is a lot of evidence that will be needed to get the defense going.
You have probably heard that custody battles aren't good for kids, but do you know exactly how it harms them? It's easy to assume that your fight for your child's custody is good for both you and the child, but this is only true if the "fight" is kept civil. Here are some of the ways in which a full-blown custody battle may harm the kids:
The cost of child custody battles varies widely; it can be as low as $3,000 or as high as $40,000.