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Who should pay for health care costs after a divorce?

When parents litigate their child custody proceedings, Washington, D.C., courts will determine issues relating to child support and child care expenses and how the divorced parents will divide these expenses between themselves. As such, if you are planning to reach an out-of-court settlement relating to child custody and your parenting plan, you will need to come to a determination about cost sharing.

When do 50-50 parenting schedules work best?

A 50-50 parenting schedule works best for parents when both of them want to spend as much time with their children as possible. Modern family psychologists also agree that children benefit from spending equal time with both parents, and that a 50-50 parenting schedule where children spend equal time living in both parents homes can actually work quite well here in the Washington, D.C. area, and elsewhere.

Co-parenting decisions are best determined in private

One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce that involves minor children is coming up with the child custody agreement. Some people tend to air out their frustrations to other people but doing this can be counterproductive. Instead, most people should take a note from the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce. The former power couple is working things out in private instead of involving everyone around them.

Does your divorce pose a threat to your business?

Divorcing is rarely easy, but for those who own a business, it can quickly turn into a nightmare, not only for the divorcing spouses but for those who depend on the business. If you and your spouse face a divorce and you worry about the implications for your business, it is wise to understand how the law affects your circumstances before you begin building your divorce strategy.

Tips for divorcing dads: How to survive the process

Divorcing dads -- just like all divorcing spouses -- will face a host of difficult emotions. They may find themselves worried about losing time with their kids, losing part of their financial savings and they could be tempted to engage in retaliatory arguments and unnecessary court battles with exes.

Are you considering divorce for one of these reasons?

Many people think that divorce is a result of infidelity, but the truth is that couples divorce for a myriad of reasons. In other words, if you are considering divorce, your reasons are probably just as valid as someone else's, even if your husband was not cheating on you. It could be as simple as the two of you just not loving each other anymore or you might have many very complicated reasons for wanting out of the marriage.

Where should I file my divorce?

Imagine you got married in New York, but now you live in Washington, D.C. Depending where you lived when you got married, and where you live now, it could be confusing to know where you should file for your divorce.

Can I adopt a child?

Local, state and federal governments try to organize the adoption process so that any adult -- who will potentially make a great parent -- can bring a child into his or her home.

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