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Is your ex attempting to relocate with your children?

Getting a divorce can cause many changes in any Oregon resident's life. You and your ex-spouse may have made many important decisions during your case, including those relating to custody and outlining when you would each see the children. Though it may have been a difficult adjustment at first, you feel that you have gotten into a routine.

However, you now have major concerns because the other parent has informed you that he or she wants to relocate and take the children. You may immediately want to object to such action, and you likely have legal grounds to do so. Still, the possibility does exist that the other parent could move with the children.

Divorce can bring unexpected financial burdens

Divorce is seldom easy. Perhaps you knew this already, and you hope to take every possible step to simplify and streamline the process. You may prefer the gentler form of mediation to avoid the heavy conflict of a litigated divorce. Whatever method you and your spouse choose to end your marriage, your goal is to move on with your new life with as little stress as possible.

Even if your divorce is civil and amicable, you should still prepare for changes in your post-divorce life. Most divorced individuals do experience some financial struggle in the months and years following a divorce as they adjust to their new reality. It may help you to learn all you can about the common financial setbacks some people deal with when newly single.

Do you have concerns about your artwork and your divorce?

Because each divorce case is different, you may have certain details to consider that many other Oregon residents may not. If you have a considerable amount of wealth, you could have specific assets that will likely complicate the asset division process. In particular, if you have an art collection or create works of art yourself, your case faces additional complexities.

Whether you want to hold on to as much of the artwork as possible or ensure that you receive a fair share of other assets, one of the most important factors in dividing artwork is valuation. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the exact value of a piece, especially of original artwork.

Divorced parents need to update each other during the school year

Oregon students going back to school after their parents’ divorce may struggle with their academic performance. They are now dealing with the everyday hardships of attending classes without having both parents in the same house when they arrive home. Even if your divorce wasn’t high in conflict, your child still has a high chance of struggling in school.

If you want your child to succeed in the classroom, then both of their parents need to be able to help them whenever they can. This means that you both need to communicate to each other frequently during the school year so you can successfully co-parent your kid even if you two aren’t together anymore. Here are some parts of your child’s life you and your ex should inform each other about:

Mistakes to avoid in a high asset divorce

Getting a divorce where one or both parties have a lot of wealth can be especially complicated. Many assets can be involved. Understanding that the public will likely know about your divorce can be stressful. Having a divorce where you and your spouse are satisfied could involve a level of compromise.

Don’t forget to make a ‘divorce story’

Updates to make to your estate plan after your divorce

Divorce can often induce feelings of uncertainty, as one tries to figure out what life will look like post-separation.

While there are many important issues to contend with during a divorce—such as child custody and asset division—one task that can’t be overlooked is updating an estate plan.

How will divorce affect my retirement savings?

According to the American Psychological Association, 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Though the process is not uncommon, it is still often a delicate and difficult situation. While there are certainly personal concerns, such as parenting and heartbreak, the financial implications of splitting up with your partner are of great concern as well. According to divorce attorney’s, retirement savings are one of the most contentious issues regarding divorce.

Because Oregon is an equitable distribution state, the courts will try to divide the communal nest egg as fairly as possible. However, this does not necessarily mean that your retirement plan will always remain untouched.

Do grandparents have visitation rights after a divorce?

During a divorce, the custody of children can often become a bargaining chip between the parents, leaving grandparents out of the loop. In cases such as these, so grandparents have custody or visitation rights?

There is no federal law about the rights of grandparents, so the decisions are made on a state-by-state basis.

Co-parenting tips for your college-age child’s estate plan

Before your child heads off to college, you will probably do everything you can to help them get ready. You’ll help them pack clothes, furniture, books and a wide array of other items to help them feel comfortable and do their best. But did you remember to pack their estate plan?

In the tumult of a move, you might forget about those essential documents. It might be extremely complicated to arrange for these documents with your co-parent.

How can you peacefully co-parent with a narcissist?

As is typical in divorce, perhaps you can no longer stand being around your former spouse. Maybe you have grown tired of your ex’s arrogance and disrespect. Or, possibly you recognize you made a mistake choosing him or her in the first place.

Marriages end for a wide variety of reasons. Many couples are not able to pinpoint exactly why their relationship did not last. However, if you were married to a narcissist, there might be some things you will still want to consider once your divorce is final. This may be especially true when there are kids involved.