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Some Important Issues To Discuss With Your Divorce Attorney | Attorneys-Divorce.org

Some Important Issues To Discuss With Your Divorce Attorney

Already decided to split up? You have made a big decision and now you need to know about the process of divorce, the impact of divorce on spouses and the reaction of your children and other legalities attached to divorce. Find a good attorney who can guide you through all this process. After finding a reputed and a professional attorney you have to make several sittings with him and discuss a long list of issues to resolve them.

Some of the important issues to discuss with your attorney include the support and custody of your children, property distribution issues, spouse support issues and other issues including your attorney’s fee and expenses etc.

Child support and custody is one of the most important issues to discuss with the attorney for the couple splitting up. Child support means support to fulfill the demands and needs of the child or children. Both the parents have the duty to take care of their child’s health, education, food, shelter and other basic needs. The expense for child support is usually fixed by the court which the parents have to pay.

Child custody is also an important and crucial matter that needs discussion and guidance by the attorney. Mostly one of the parents is the custodial parent and the other one is the non-custodial parent. The child lives with the custodial parent and visits the non-custodial parent daily o weekly. If the parents are unfit then the custody of child can go to the grandparents or guardians. This is determined by the court who is the more suitable custodian if the parents are not given the custody of child.

During divorce, visitation rights also have to be considered. These include visitation with the non-custodial parent, visitation rights of grandparents to meet their grandchildren, and visitation rights of step-parents to meet their step-children. The rights of grandparents cannot supersede the parental authority in any way. But if the parents do not let the grandparents meet their grandchildren then the grandparents have the right to file petition in the family courts.

Other important issues related to children include; health insurance for children, dental insurance for children, uninsured health care costs and college education.

Residence in the marital homestead, beneficiaries of life insurance policies, claiming children as dependents for income tax purposes and religious upbringing of children need to be sorted out.

Spouse support should also be planned with the attorney. Sometimes one of the spouses is dependant on the other and in most cases it is the female spouse who sacrifices her career for the children and home. In case of divorce she needs to be supported by the other spouse for a limited period of time so that she can manage to live on her own in that period of time by either getting education or re-entering her career.

Property issues are of due importance and need proper guidelines before making any decisions. The best way to sort out property issues is that the spouses decide about it themselves otherwise the court has to make the decision.

Domestic violence, order for protection, child abuse, parental kidnapping, restoration of maiden name, post-divorce non-financial support and the attorney's fees and expenses are also some of the important matters to discuss with your attorney.

 


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