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Marital debts are split during the divorce

The debts that are incurred during your marriage must be split up during a divorce, just the same as the assets that you gained. All of this is done through the property division process. You should make sure that you think carefully about the settlement you agree to because it can seriously impact your future.

When you and your ex agreed to the debt, whether it is a credit card, a car payment or something else, you entered into a contract with the creditor. The creditor can hold you to that contract. It doesn't matter what is agreed to in the divorce. This is because your divorce is an agreement between you and your ex only. The creditor wasn't part of the civil proceeding.

Help your children when you go through a divorce

Your children look to you as a role model. This doesn't change just because you are divorcing their other parent. In fact, in these cases, children can learn a great deal about being an adult and having compassion. Even though this is a stressful time, you can help your children to learn how to work through challenges.

One way that you can help your children is to work with your ex. This isn't going to be easy but being willing to negotiate and compromise can go a long way when you are trying to come up with the child custody plan. There isn't any reason why you should make this any more difficult than it has to be.

Shared parenting takes work on the part of the adults

Shared parenting is often rewarding for the children, but it is sometimes difficult for the parents. Making an effort to make the situation as easy as possible can help you as you work on helping your children thrive as they grow. One thing that makes this situation a bit challenging is that you have to work closely with your ex.

One of your top priorities in these situations is to be honest. You need to make sure that you are keeping promises and following through with other things. This goes for your interactions with your ex and your children. Any dishonesty can lead to more serious troubles down the road.

You should consider these alimony points in your case

Alimony payments are the bane of some people's existence. It is easy to see why. Most people don't want to have to support an ex after the divorce. Still, these spousal support payments do provide a necessary safety net for some individuals. Think about this -- it wouldn't really be appropriate to expect a housewife of 30 years to suddenly find a job that will support her.

There are many different things that you can think about when you are going up against an ex who wants you to pay spousal support. One of these is that you might not have to deal with permanent spousal support. The court can set a limit to how long the payments will last. This is beneficial because you can start the countdown to the last payment and it gives your ex an idea of how long he or she has to find another way for self support.

Tax code changes could make people rush to get divorced

The tax code is changing, and many of those changes will go into effect in 2019. As such, some have predicted that people will rush to get divorced in 2018, under the current regulations.

For the past 75 years, alimony payments have been tax deductible. That ends in 2019. When the new year begins, payers can no longer write them off.

Property division settlements shouldn't create hardships for you

Your divorce is the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another. Despite the prospect of a fresh start, it can be difficult to think about having to start all over. While we can't handle the social aspects of the divorce, we can work on your behalf to make sure you have the tools you need to protect your rights and start your new life off in the best manner possible.

One of the aspects of the divorce that you need to think carefully about is the property division settlement. This can make your future nice or put you under stress in the future. Each asset and every debt that was part of your marriage has to be considered now.

Make sure you are fighting for the right assets

Trying to decide whether an asset is worth fighting for in the divorce has a few considerations. These are often difficult to go through, but it is necessary to ensure that you are fighting for the assets you need. You might be surprised to learn that some you thought you should fight for aren't worth it and some you were going to let go are much better.

One asset that you have to be very careful about is the marital home. This is often the largest asset that has to be considered, but just because it is large doesn't mean that you need to push for it. Here are some things to consider when you are trying to figure out what you are going to do about the house:

Creative custody solutions can sometimes help your children

Child custody isn't ever an easy situation for the parents to go through. There are many circumstances that might come up that can make you wonder what you should do. In all of these cases, you need to make sure that you are putting your children first. This can make the situation a bit easier for your children.

As an adult, you have a good understanding about what is going on with the situation. Your children likely don't have that same understanding as you have. This means that you might have to help them work through some of their feelings and concerns. You may even find that you need to work with your ex to help alleviate your child's concerns.

Help your children enjoy special days

Days like kindergarten or high school graduation, birthdays and other special events are stressful for all parents. When you are divorced from your child's other parent, they are even more troublesome. It is possible that you and your child can enjoy this day with the other parent being present. In fact, this is usually the way that children enjoy special days because they can spend time with both parents.

Being around your ex for these events isn't always easy. It will take a joint effort for everyone to get along, but this is usually worth every minute of it when you realize just how happy you have made your children. Of course, if there isn't any way that you and your ex can get along for one celebration, it might be best to have two separate celebrations.

Alimony payments must be carefully considered

Alimony isn't something that most people want to think about having to pay, but it does play an important role in divorces in this state. It is imperative that you think carefully about these payments if you are facing a divorce because you never know if this will be a factor in your divorce. We understand that you might have some questions or concerns about the process and what is to come.

You have to remember that alimony is only one of the factors that comes into the picture when you are going through a divorce. All of the other factors will also have to be handled. These include child custody matters, property division and more. The issues in your divorce are based on your circumstances.