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Child-centered divorce can be challenging but not impossible

A divorce is a complicated issue for adults, but it can be even more complicated for the children who are impacted by it. One way that parents can make the entire situation easier for children is to ensure that everything that happens is centered on the children's well being.

A child-centered divorce isn't necessarily the easiest option for the parents. If the adults can make this arrangement work, they will likely find that the children are the ones who benefit greatly from it. Here are some points to remember about a child-centered divorce:

3 ways to handle the division of your home in divorce

You've lived in your home for years with your spouse, but now that you're getting a divorce, your concern is that you won't be able to remain in the home you love. It is a possibility that you could stay in your home, depending on your circumstances, but there are other alternatives as well.

The family home may be something you and your spouse both want, or it could be an item up for grabs during the divorce. When you start out, most courts want to see you split marital assets 50/50, but that doesn't mean selling your home is the only option. Here are a few ways you can divide your assets.

Emotions and feelings can be hard for children to express

Children who are in the midst of their parent's divorce are going to experience a lot of different feelings. It can be very difficult for a child, especially a young child, to understand what they are feeling and how to deal with those feelings.

If you and your ex are in the middle of a divorce, you might have to help your children learn how to express their feelings and how to cope with them. Here are some tips that might make this a bit easier:

Do I need a modification to my child custody order?

After you and your child's other parent go your separate ways, the custody order you worked out may not actually fit your lifestyle or needs, or those of your child. The terms of a custody agreement almost always cause some form of conflict, eventually.

Fortunately, it is possible to change your child custody arrangement. Depending on the nature of your agreement and the changes you hope to make to it, the process can range from simple to complex, so it is always important to get professional guidance. An experienced family law attorney can examine your circumstances and the terms of your agreement to help you understand the challenges ahead of you.

Tips for adjusting to a newly adopted child

When you adopt a child, there are several things that you have to think about throughout the process. Being prepared for what is to come can help you to feel a little less stressed.

Getting ready for bringing your new child home takes work. The adoption process and the period that follows aren't to be rushed through.

Important child custody tips for newly divorced parents

Child custody matters are often portrayed as contentious in movies and television shows. This doesn't have to be the case. It is possible for parents to work together to get child custody decisions made amicably.

There are several things you should know if you are planning on working out the child custody arrangements with your ex.

Choose the adoption type that is right for your needs

Many questions come into your mind when you are considering an adoption. One that you have to think about at the very beginning of the process is what type of adoption you want to pursue. You have two options -- open or closed.

These two adoption types have some very important points that you have to consider carefully. Here are a few of the points you should think about.

5 ways mediation can make your divorce go smoothly

When you're going through a divorce, there is a tendency to have conflicts here and there. Even an uncontested divorce may have some unresolved issues that need to be addressed. Some people believe allowing a judge to decide is a good way to move forward, but there are other options.

One of those options is mediation.

6 things for parents to think about before summer

Sharing a child with a parent with whom you aren't in a relationship with is a taxing process. One of the considerations you have to think about is how the summer months with your child will work.

While it might seem like you have plenty of time to plan, now is the time to start making those summer plans. Remember these points as you get started.

Paying your child support is important to your custody case

Divorce can be an emotional and frustrating time. Instead of life as you are used to, now you are living separately from your spouse and your children. No longer are your days bookended by interactions with your children. Instead, your time with them is relegated to the weekends and the occasional evening visit.

If you and your former spouse can't agree about custody, the situation can become even worse. While you may want to involve your children in the custody decision, if your former spouse isn't respecting their wishes or your, you may have a custody battle brewing.

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