If you are in the middle of a high-asset divorce with your spouse, you may be wishing that you had signed a prenuptial agreement prior to getting hitched. Regardless, now you and your soon-to-be ex will need to negotiate the terms of your property settlement.
Just because a couple has decided to divorce, that does not mean they need to begin tearing each other to shreds in the courtroom. That may be hard to believe in the beginning stages when hearts may be raw and emotions uncontrolled, but it is possible to get there eventually.
You don't want to jump into divorce mediation until you know exactly what the process entails. While there are sure to be surprises and challenges along the way, the more information you have up front, the better off you'll be.
If you and your child's other parent aren't married and/or they are not contributing to the child's support, you have the right to seek child support payments. That, however, can be easier said than done if you do not know the other parent's whereabouts. But that does not mean that the door to support remains closed to you. In fact, you owe it to your child to seek support so that you can provide for your child the best life that you can.
It's a sad reality that kids sometimes wind up as pawns in their parents' divorces. Asking children to take messages back and forth between parents and letting the kids overhear derogatory remarks made about their other parent, are just a couple of ways that kids can be manipulated during and after divorce.