Raising children in Alaska or anywhere is not for the faint of heart in modern society. However, most parents describe their journeys as rewarding and satisfying albeit not without various challenges along the way. One challenge many parents in this and other states are currently facing has to do with divorce. If you're preparing to, or have recently gone through divorce, you're likely focused on the impact it may have or has had on your children.
Many things make military life different from civilian life. In the event of a divorce, a person's military service could play a role in property division, child custody and visitation schedules. If you are facing the prospect of a military divorce, you may find it helpful to prepare yourself for the complexities of the process ahead.
Estate planning is a complex process. There are many things to consider as you work on a plan to uniquely suit your needs, and that includes caring for your loved ones in the future. One of the ways that you can do this is by setting up a trust as part of your complete estate plan.
Like most other divorced couples in Alaska, your divorce settlement probably represents a snapshot of your life at the time of your divorce. You more than likely did what you could to anticipate the future, but no one can account for every eventuality.
Alaska consumers who find themselves overrun by debt may know how difficult it can be to see a way out. It feels hopeless to be unable to deal with your debt on your own, and the calls from creditors and debt collectors only add to your stress. It is overwhelming, but there are options available to you.
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.
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.
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.