Child Custody: 5 Tips for Dealing with Summer Vacations

Summer is a time to relax and have fun, not a time to get into a fight with your ex over child custody. Little details regarding summer vacation need to be worked out with your ex before the vacation plans are set in stone. Here are five tips to help make your summer vacation plans go smoothly and without a child custody battle: 1. Set and Stick to a Vacation Schedule. [Read More]

Difficulties You May Have After Inheriting IRA As A Non-Spouse

Inheriting an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is not easy if you aren't the spouse of the deceased person. The actual inheritance is not difficult, but there are legal hurdles, requirements and rules that you have to follow. Failure to follow these regulations may attract potential tax penalties and even delay your receipt of the funds. For example, you: Need to be Careful with Year of Death Distribution There is a minimum amount of money, known as the required minimum distribution (RMD), which every account holder above the age of 70½ is supposed to take out every year. [Read More]

Keep It Kind: A Guide To Talking To Your Ex During A Custody Dispute

No matter how you deal with your divorce, the most challenging part of it is likely to be sorting out custody of your children. If you are convinced that you are the only parent who can provide adequate care for your kids, your lawyer can help you do what it takes to document your reasons why and support those claims. Meanwhile, you still must deal with your ex, so here is the best way to establish communication that ensures your children can have the easiest transition to life after a divorce. [Read More]

Tips To Help You Focus Your Visitations On The Child

Issues surrounding child custody can get so contentious that parents forget what they were fighting about in the first place – the child. Child custody and visitation is not about upstaging your former partner, or "denying" him or her time with his or her little one. You should be fighting to ensure that the child gets the best of both worlds here are a few tips to help you achieve child-centered visitation: [Read More]