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Divorce over 50 significantly impacts the finances of women

Many people assume that once you have been married for decades that their marriage will last forever. More and more senior citizens are going through divorces, however, and this can lead to financial trauma for them. The impact of splitting finances is much more difficult to overcome for older individuals than it is for younger people.

Challenges come with custody plans for special needs children

When your child has special needs, you have unique considerations to think about when you are going through a divorce. You can't fall into the mode of thinking that traditional norms are going to work for you. Thinking about your child's needs, requirements and wishes might help you to determine what needs to be done.

Co-parenting relationships should be built on positivity

Your co-parenting relationship begins at the second that you find out about the divorce. The tone of this relationship can be impacted by what happens during the child custody negotiations. It is imperative that you and your ex set the right stage for these situations. Everything that happens during this process can have a direct impact on your children.

Ease the stress that children feel on transition days

One of the most stressful things that children have to deal with during their parents' divorce is having to move back and forth between homes. For likely their entire lives, they have been living in the same house with both parents. The days that might be the hardest for them are the ones when they go from one parent's house to the other's. It is up to both adults to help them thrive despite these challenges.

Parenting plan terms must be handled carefully

The parenting plan that you and your ex agree to can have a big impact on your children. It is important that you try to get the terms set as quickly as possible because your children can settle into the new way of life, including the schedule, when you have everything set. We know that this isn't always easy, but it is important that you try to work things out so that you can move forward and help your children to do the same.

Try to choose your battles in child custody situations

Transitioning to a co-parenting model for child custody isn't easy. This model relies heavily on you and your ex being able to work together. This doesn't mean that you will always agree, so you should have some guidelines for how you will handle conflicts. Guidelines can definitely take some of the stress out of disagreements -- but so can remembering that every disagreement doesn't have to result in a battle in the first place.

Ensure you are handling the adoption process correctly

Adopting a child is a very special decision that an adult can make. When you are going through this situation, you need to make sure that you are thinking about the entire situation instead of focusing only on the finalization of the adoption. We know that you've probably put considerable thought into this decision. We are here to help you throughout the process.

Plan for the holiday season with your child

The holiday season is coming up quickly. This means that divorced parents will need to revisit child custody arrangements for the season. Not only do they have to determine the schedule for the actual holidays, they also have to decide who will supervise them when the kids are on their winter breaks from school.

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