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Questions you should ask when consulting a divorce attorney

How long have you been practicing divorce law?There is no substitute for experience. Knowing the judges, the local rules, and opposinglawyers is very beneficial. Having actual trial experience is also invaluable for a divorce lawyer, as is experience in drafting and negotiating Separation Agreements, Pleadings, and Court Orders.

Can the new tax plan affect my plans for divorce?

Divorce attorneys all over the country are commenting about republican's new tax plan and the impact it will have on divorce processes. The new tax code eliminates tax deductions on spousal support for divorce starting on Jan. 1, 2019. This could mean a rise on divorces for this current year.

Child custody and the holidays

When you share custody of your children with your ex-partner, the holiday schedule can become quite a challenge; even, it could be said that it is one of the biggest custody conflicts that occur during the year. Regardless of any disagreement you may have while choosing the dates that the children will spend with you or your ex, it is important to remember that the only thing to consider is the happiness of your children. It should be stressed that the tension and conflicts between you and your ex-partner can be avoided by reaching an agreement that favors them both.

How divorce affects children

When a couple divorces, one of the main concerns of conducting the separation is how this will affect the children. This issue is extremely delicate, as it is not only a matter of breaking ties with the couple, but the children can cope with divorce in a negative way. For parents who are concerned about this type of reaction from their children, perhaps the best thing to do is to know what can be done in case the children do not take the separation well.

How can divorce affect the military

Although the legal process of divorce between the military is the same, there are some additional aspects that must be taken into consideration; for example, the dissolution process can take much longer if you are on active duty or have a permanent station abroad, in addition, military couples should be well informed about the role of Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.

Celebrity pet disputes

Some pet owners, consider their pets as members of the family. However, most courts in the US don't, that is the case for California. Pets are considered as property, like if they were a piece of furniture.

Differences between legal separation and divorce

It's not uncommon for some couples to decide to live apart temporarily before they decide whether to end the marriage with divorce. The reasons to opt for a legal separation usually involve financial or personal reasons. An experienced family law firm can fully explain both options to you and recommend the best solution for your case.

Celebrity same-sex divorces

Just like any other couple, sometimes marriage doesn't work for two people and it brings the possibility of divorce. Same-sex divorce works just like divorce for different-sex couples. However, there can be issues like child custody and support that require an effective legal counsel. 

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