Divorce impacts nearly every aspect of someone’s life, from their emotional health to their finances. One area that may not be at the front of someone’s mind is the impact of a divorce on their estate plan. Few among us would want our ex-spouse to inherit property in the same way we wished during the marriage. However, without updating estate planning documents, things might not work out the way you intended.
In many ways, military divorce differs very little from civilian divorce. There are still many different issues to sort through, such as child custody, child support, and property division. However, the beginning of the process, choosing where to file for divorce, is more complicated for couples involved with the military.
Some jobs call for more travel than others. If you’re all too familiar cramped airplane seats and one-bedroom hotel rooms, you know that traveling to new places doesn’t compare to the feeling of being home with your kids.
In most cases, a couple that decides to divorce can do so by making it clear to a judge that there had been an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. However, what happens when one spouse simply leaves and never comes back?
A grandparent can occupy a very special place in a child’s life. They might act as a caregiver, a teacher, and a support system. In some cases, a child’s parents may not be able to provide a safe and happy environment for their child. When that happens, a grandparent can find themselves in a complex position. They hate to see their child struggle, but they worry about the impact the situation will have on their grandchild.