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May 2017 Archives

Helping children to cope with divorce requires communication

The dissolution of a marriage can especially be challenging for the children involved. This is true whether the children are 5 or 15 years old. A few tips may help with making the divorce process easier for the entire family to navigate in Montana.

Children of divorce may be more susceptible to health issues

The dissolution of a marriage can without a doubt impact the finances and emotional health of those going through it Montana. However, not just adults are affected by divorce. A new study shows that children's health can also be affected by their parents split-up.

Divorce can have major financial impact later in life

The idea of getting divorced after decades of being married to one person may seem puzzling to some, but the reason for doing this is clear to those contemplating the dissolution of a marriage later in life. They want to live their lives on their own terms in the future, and this means saying goodbye to their spouses. However, a late-in-life divorce in Montana can be complicated financially.

Protecting business from divorce may require giving up assets

Creating a business typically requires a large amount of energy and financial resources. Unfortunately, getting a divorce can put a wrench in existing business plans, particularly if two spouses run the business together. A couple of tips may be helpful for protecting a business in Montana regarding the dissolution of a marriage.

Retirement accounts require special attention during divorce

Getting through a marital split-up as quickly as possible is understandably the goal of many couples going through this type of family law proceeding. However, rushing through a divorce proceeding in Montana increases one's chances of making costly errors. One area that requires special thought involves retirement accounts.

Mediating divorce, Montana style

Up here in the wide open plains of Montana, many of the issues that couples face in more densely populated areas simply don't play out the same way they do elsewhere. While the laws governing divorce are by-and-large the same, the practical way divorces work out are drastically different in ranch country than in one of the larger cities of our sister states.

Uncontested vs. contested divorce

In some situations, couples find themselves being able to live happily ever after. However, not everyone has that story. Divorce may be necessary if two spouses have drifted apart and have irreconcilable differences in the state of Montana, but whether the divorce ends up being uncontested or contested really depends on the couple.

Postnup can help to make divorce more amicable

Sometimes marriage ends up being more rocky than smooth, in which case divorce is unavoidable. The distribution of property and the handling of spousal support are a couple of the biggest areas of contention a couple may have while going through a divorce in the state of Montana. However, having a postnuptial agreement in place may help to make the process much more amicable.