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June 2017 Archives

Blended families can prepare for the future

Many divorced Nevada parents find each other later in life and plan to come together as a blended family. They will not be alone, as a 2015 study found that 16 percent of children in the United States live in blended families that include step-siblings, half-siblings and step-parents.

Making tax-deductible alimony payments

If a Nevadan owes alimony to a former spouse, that support might be tax-deductible. According to a decision by the U.S. Tax Court, however, the payment can only be deducted if it's specifically mentioned in a divorce or separation agreement.

7 ways to make divorce easier on your kids

Divorce can be particularly difficult for children, no matter what their age. Unlike adults, they lack the tools to deal with the grief that comes with this major life change. Children may worry that they will lose their parents' love or feel that the divorce is somehow their fault. They may have difficulties adjusting to a new schedule or with transitioning between parents.

Learning about different types of guardians

When a Nevada resident becomes incapable of making his or her own decisions, a guardian can be appointed. A guardian may be considered either a testamentary guardian or a temporary guardian. A testamentary guardian is someone who is appointed under a parent's will to look after a minor child or an adult child who has special needs.

How to make financial preparations for a divorce

Nevada couples who are ending their marriage might be worried about how it will affect them financially. By taking stock of finances before the divorce is underway, people can begin to understand how property might be divided and what a budget might look like when they become single. Tracking household expenses and gathering documentation, such as bank statements and tax returns, may help in this review of finances. Gathering documents might also help in the event that the other spouse is reluctant to share financial information later in the process.

Co-parenting doesn’t come naturally

When you got married, you didn’t plan to get divorced. When you had children with your then-spouse, you didn’t plan on raising them in two separate households. Unfortunately, it happened and here you are, learning how to manage this new life. While you weren’t prepared for any of it, one thing stands out: co-parenting isn’t easy.

Tips to help kids adjust to divorce

When children in Nevada experience their parents' divorce, they rely on their parents for emotional support and guidance. Although parents are dealing with their own challenges, they also need to manage the situation for their children. To begin the transition to a new kind of family life, the parents should inform the children about the divorce. They do not have to share many details, but it's important to explain that they still love the children.

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