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Bilingual divorce: Raising your children with two languages

Getting a divorce is hard enough, but imagine having a child who is speaking two languages. If you're a parent who doesn't speak the other language, you might feel alienated or stressed as you try to understand your child. You may feel threatened because you can't understand everything your ex says to your child.

Awkwardness at graduation: Take steps to look past divorce

As the end of the school year arrives, one thing that's vital for you to remember as a divorced or divorcing parent is that your decisions should not impact your child's graduation. You and your spouse chose this path, but it does not have to impact your child's big day.

How can you prepare financially for divorce?

One of your concerns when you're getting a divorce may be how to survive the financial impact a divorce can have. The standard of living you're used to may not be one you can maintain in the future due to losing your spouse's income, for example, and that could impact you significantly.

Post-divorce financial lessons from those near retirement age

Getting divorced at any age puts a bit of a strain on your financial life. Even if you've planned well and have ample resources, suddenly splitting those resources in two at a time when other emotional stressers are occurring can be difficult. If you haven't planned ahead or don't have a good handle on your finances, divorce can throw everything wildly out of whack. This is especially true for individuals who experience divorce close to retirement, because they have less time to recover from the sudden shift.

How might getting a divorce impact your credit score?

Most people work very hard to get their credit score up to a good rating. The last thing that you want is for someone else to wreck your hard work. If you are going through a divorce and have joint accounts with your ex, that is exactly what might happen. You should prepare yourself to take a hit to your credit score, and you should be ready to take proactive steps to try to prevent that impact from occurring.

Make a plan and prepare when filing for divorce after abuse

In our previous couple of blogs, we discussed domestic violence and some of the points you should know about that very frightening situation. We covered what actions are considered domestic violence and how domestic violence can impact a child custody case. Those are only some of the issues that victims of domestic violence have to think about.

Will you have to pay spousal support?

Almost everyone worries about how divorce will change their lives. But the changes aren't always as bad as you expect them to be. This is especially true for people, often men, who think they'll have to pay spousal support for the rest of their lives.