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Mediation for modification can help address child custody issues

Child support orders that have been in place for several years often need to be modified to reflect the child's maturing and development. Additionally, it is sometimes necessary to seek a modification of a child custody order to address serious issues that develop.

We know that you might not be prepared for another long, drawn-out process that comes with child custody proceedings. Fortunately, modification petitions often aren't as intensive as initial child custody cases.

Consider these important points about child support modification

Child support orders are based on the circumstances that are present at the time of the order. There are some instances in which these circumstances will change over time. When circumstances change, a child support modification might be necessary.

A child support modification is a change in the child support order. It isn't something that occurs automatically, so you have to learn about the child support modification process. This will enable you to figure out what you need to expect as you go through the process.

Make sure you prenuptial agreement protects you

We recently discussed what happens when you need a prenuptial agreement. These agreements provide a layer of protection for you and your betrothed. Before you say "I do," you should have an agreement in place if you want to use a prenuptial. Make sure that you give yourself and your betrothed ample time to review the agreement terms and learn about what changes might need to be made.

We know that you might be wary of having to bring up this agreement with your betrothed. We can help you to learn about the benefits of a prenuptial agreement so that your mind might be eased a bit. One thing that you can think about is that a prenuptial agreement sets the tone for a solid marriage where both you and soon-to-be spouse start the marriage off with the same financial goals in mind -- namely strengthening the finances of your marriage.

Know what to do when you need a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements are something that can help keep you protected if something causes your marriage to end. While your ultimate goal for a prenuptial agreement is to protect yourself, you have to ensure that your prenuptial agreement is valid.

When you create your prenuptial agreement, you can't include specific points. One point that is forbidden is child support or child custody. These points aren't ever appropriate since the standards for these could potentially change before a split occurs.

Keep your eyes on the prize during a high-asset divorce

Going through your divorce might seem like something that could be made into a version of "The Neverending Story." The good news here is that it will all be over with soon. In your quest to get the process over with, don't try to rush so much that you harm your case.

We can help you think about what you truly want as you go through the different steps that come with a divorce. If you have children, we need to make sure that you and your children are protected during this process. We need to keep the focus on your children.

How should I prepare for an uncontested divorce?

When you are going through a divorce, you need to decide how you are going to handle the matters. You have to think about child custody, property division and other issues.

There are two options that you have when you are going through a divorce. You can work with your ex to come up with the terms of the divorce, or you can turn to the court to come up with the terms. If you choose to work things out, keep these points in mind.

Know how to customize a prenuptial agreement for your situation

Prenuptial agreements are very important in almost every marriage. We recently discussed what you can and can't include in these agreements. For example, you can't include child support in a prenuptial agreement because there is a chance that it won't meet current guidelines.

We understand that you might have some questions about a prenuptial agreement. We can help you to learn about the specifics of how a prenuptial agreement might help you to protect your assets and lay the foundation for what happens if the marriage doesn't work out.

Prenuptial agreements serve to protect your future

If you are getting married, you might wonder if you need to get your spouse-to-be to sign a prenuptial agreement. Once you get past the fact that this agreement makes you think about divorce before you ever say "I do," you can quickly see why the prenuptial agreement can help you.

When you draw up a prenuptial agreement, you must ensure that you include items that need to be covered. This doesn't include items that can't be part of a prenuptial agreement. Some items, including bank accounts, are handled through a payable on death or beneficiary document that you created when you opened the account.

Don't go into a divorce with a shortsighted point of view

As we discussed last week, alimony is one factor that you have to think about when you are going through a divorce in Florida. There are other considerations for you to think about, too. We can help you to learn about all of the points that you need to plan for when you are going through a divorce.

Some divorces are more complex than others. Typically, couples who have amassed considerable assets and those who have been married a long time will have more complex divorce issues to work through. We can help any person going through a divorce to learn about his or her rights, options and responsibilities.

Understand the basics of alimony payments in Florida

Spousal support is a component of some divorces; however, it isn't as common as some people think. Alimony payments are only components of divorces in which one spouse earns considerably more than the other spouse and there is a standard of living to keep up that requires these payments. In some cases, the recipient spouse is a stay-at-home parent who has put their career on the back burner to care for the children.

If you are thinking that alimony should be part of your divorce, make sure that you take the time to learn about the criteria for these payments. The length of the marriage, the ability for each party to earn a wage to support themselves and the condition of each spouse all come into the picture.

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