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What is a child custody modification used for?

Once your child custody order is finalized, you probably think that you are done with this type of battle. The fact of the matter is that there are some circumstances that will lead you back into the legal arena.

Child custody modifications are a way that the court can address the changing needs of children. These changes can include almost every aspect of life, so it is important for the child custody order to accurately address these changes.

Parental kidnapping concerns and your divorce

It's a parent's worst nightmare to find out that the other parent fled with his or her children. Regardless of who takes the children against the court order, it's against the law. Parental kidnapping deprives one parent from seeing his or her children and violates law.

Fortunately, if you believe your ex-spouse is thinking of fleeing with your children, you can seek help from the courts to prevent that from happening. You'll need evidence that your ex is likely to flee with your children, either because of threats or because of his or her actions.

Considerations for financially dependent women in a divorce

The end of a marriage is difficult to deal with, especially if you are blindsided by the filing. For women who rely on a husband to support them and their children financially, learning that the man filed for a divorce can cause serious distress. For these women, there aren't any easy answers.

While many people think that a homemaker will automatically get alimony if her husband files for divorce, this often isn't the case. More and more, courts are expecting each party to provide financial support for themselves.

Divorcing fathers are often concerned about sole custody

As a father going through divorce, you may begin to wonder if the court will favor your ex-wife as the process moves forward. This is particularly true with regard to matters of child custody and child support.

While you're sure to have many things on your mind, it's only common to have concerns about sole custody. In other words, you worry that the court will grant sole custody to your ex-wife, leaving you out of the equation altogether.

Getting a divorce? Check your 401(k) beneficiary designations

There are a lot of things you need to consider when going through a divorce, but one issue is a detail that a lot of newly single divorcees forget. This potential problem relates to the beneficiary designation on your 401(k), IRA and other insurance and investment accounts.

If you're getting a divorce, it's important to update your beneficiary designation as soon as possible.

3 considerations when updating an estate plan after divorce

Your estate plan is something that you can personalize as you see fit. Even if you already have an estate plan made, you must update that plan if you get a divorce. This ensures your loved ones know your wishes for when you can't convey them yourself. You probably know that you should divide up your assets when you make the plan. There are also many other things that you should consider when updating your estate plan after a divorce.

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