If you are considering divorce or are in the process of a divorce, you will know that you and the other party will soon be ex-spouses, but you will never be ex-parents. Like most parents, it is likely also important for you and your ex to maintain loving parent-child relationships with your kids after your divorce. Drafting parenting plans is not a simple task of dividing the days and the holidays equally. Parents must consider the age of each child, his or her psychological needs and temperament.
Sept. 19: Jolie Files for Divorce. The 41-year-old actress filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple separated on sep. 15, according to the divorce papers. Jolie asked for physical custody of the couple's shared six children -Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox. She requested that Pitt, 52, be granted visitation. The actress did not ask for child or spousal support.
We've already discussed Four Things To Do When Considering Filing for Divorce. These steps will help you determine you path, and if you've decided that divorce is imminent there are also a few financial preparations to take before you file and begin your single life again.
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As difficult as it is, you're getting divorced because it's what is best for you and your family. An often overlooked step is the estate plan. Your life is changing. What did you previously include in a will or other financial documents that affects the future of your money?