The end of a marriage brings many significant changes for the two spouses, but it can bring significant changes for any minor children as well. Kids often bear the emotional brunt of a divorce, even when the two parents are amicable. and for this reason, many Alaska parents work to minimize the negative impact for the children.
Whether by accident or by design, you may find yourself raising your children on your own. Even if the other parent is involved in your children's lives, you shoulder the bulk of the responsibility for their health, safety and well-being.
Without a doubt, you are experiencing a range of emotions because of your impending divorce. Some days you may wish to stay in bed, watch TV and forget the whole thing. Of course, the longer you have been married, the more difficult it may be to disentangle your life from your spouse's, and this may be especially true when it comes to finances.
Many people would say that being a grandparent is better than being a parent. You get to spoil the kids and then send them home to their parents. This arrangement often goes well while the parents are either happily married or happily living together. Problems arise when the status of the parents' relationship changes.
If you are like many other Americans, you haven't yet set up your estate plan. Perhaps you are young, healthy or busy. These reasons, along with others, may sound reasonable at the time, but the fact of the matter is that none of us know when our time is up.