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Will a shared home arrangement be best for your kids in divorce?

Like most good parents in North Dakota, when you decided to divorce, you determined to do whatever was necessary to help keep your children's stress levels as low as possible in the process. Your children's best interests are understandably your highest priority, and although you are eager to move forward to your new lifestyle, you also want to make sure your children receive all the love and support they need to help them in their own transitions.

Protecting your rightful parenting time with your kids

When facing divorce, North Dakota parents are rightfully concerned with the well-being of their children. These concerns do not stop simply because the divorce is final. In fact, you may continue to have concerns about your kids and your custody order well into the future. One of your concerns may relate to the possibility of parenting time interference.

Everything said about divorce is not true

You are the only one who can decide if filing for divorce is the most viable option in your current marital situation. If you conduct a survey asking people to state facts they know about divorce, you might discover that much of what some people think is fact is actually fiction. If you plan to navigate the civil justice system, you'll want to learn the difference between divorce myths and valid data that can help you make informed decisions.

Are you staying in your unhappy marriage because of the kids?

Some days, you think you can make it work, but other days, you just want it over with. This is common for many who are considering ending their marriages, especially if they have children. Like many going through this struggle, you are likely wrestling with feelings of failure and concern about your future. You may also have worries about how a divorce will affect your children.

The business of protecting your small business during a divorce

If you own a small business in North Dakota, you know how difficult it can be to start and maintain a successful entrepreneurial venture. The end of your marriage can be a threat to all of your hard work, and you may be wondering how you can protect your small business assets during this difficult time.

Is your ex's addiction endangering your children?

Substance abuse issues are destroying families in North Dakota and across the country. With opioid and heroin epidemics raging in all corners of the nation, not to mention the prevalence of alcohol abuse, parents are finding themselves dealing with spouses who can no longer fulfill their responsibilities to the family. This leads to painful divorce and custody issues.

Child support plan no longer working well for you?

You love your children and want what's best for them; that's a given seeing as most North Dakota parents feel this way. However, since your divorce, you gone through many changes, including having to switch jobs and relocate. At first, everything may have been going according to plan with regard to your child custody and support agreements, but circumstances have changed and you think a modification of your existing court order needs to happen. To that end, you may wonder: What do you have to do to secure lower child support payments?


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Commandments of Family Law

  1. The only truth your children need to know is that you both love them unconditionally, and that this isn't their fault.
  2. Take the high road — everyone wins when you do what's best for your kids.
  3. Negotiate but don't capitulate — if you are being pushed toward something detrimental for your children, stand your ground.
  4. You can only control yourself and how you respond. Don't engage.
  5. Do set up rules and responsibilities. Kids feel better when routine is continued.
  6. You are still their parent — don't be afraid to be one.
  7. Disneyland is in California, not in your home. Don't set up unreasonable expectations.
  8. It is not their job to take care of you. Repeat that to them. Often.
  9. Yelling is for sports — not court. Good lawyers strongly advocate without being disrespectful to opposing parties.
  10. Fair is a place you go to get cheese curds. Aside from that, nothing in life is fair.

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