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Aug 14

You’re Our Client—Our Promise to You

Our clients are the hub of our business. Without them, National Family Solutions wouldn’t exist, and we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of families in need of family law guidance.

No matter your reason for needing our services, every single one of us at National Family Solutions abides by certain promises to all of our clients, no matter the specific situation.

 We promise to uphold your confidentiality.

Your personal matters are your business—no one else’s. We take confidentiality very seriously, and we promise that all of the information you provide us will be kept safe and secure. You already have enough to deal with, and security of your private information should not be one of them.

 We promise to provide a personal case manager for help and support.

Sometimes during family law situations, you need to speak with an educated individual to learn more about what your next steps may be. That’s where we shine. We promise to provide you with a personal case manager for help and support. This person will be there to talk with you about your situation and the different options you may have. He or she will also be there to provide you with the resources you need to move forward. And if you decide to use any of our other services, your personal case manager will stick with you during those processes as well to help and support you.

 We promise to give you options.

At National Family Solutions, we are here to help you with all of your family law needs. We have helped more than 20,000 families in areas such as establishing or modifying custody and visitation orders, guardianship and conservatorship, parental rights, father’s rights, and divorce issues. No matter your reason for contacting us, we will provide you with the different options you have regarding your specific situation. Once the information is in your hands, it’s up to you to determine how to use it.

 We promise to provide valuable resources.

We are not lawyers, and we will not give you legal advice or provide you with legal representation. However, we can provide you with valuable resources you can use for your specific situation. Not only will we provide you with options for your situation, but if you do require legal advice, we can provide you with a list of qualified lawyers in your area who would be better suited to help you.

 We promise to provide unparalleled services.

Although we may not be able to provide legal advice, there are plenty of services we can provide that will benefit you. Our talented and experienced staff is readily available to provide you with court document preparation, online client and case management, private investigative services, and parent evaluations.

 

We promise to be affordable.

Since we’re not lawyers, we don’t come with the hefty lawyer price tag. This means that you will receive valuable information and resources regarding your family law needs, and you won’t go broke during the process.


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Aug 14

Should You Get Divorced Now or When the Kids Turn 18

Making the decision to get divorced is never easy. And adding kids to the mix makes it even worse. While some parents get divorced when the marriage becomes troublesome, other parents decide to stick the relationship out until the kids are old enough and custody is no longer an issue.

If you have kids and are contemplating divorce, you may be questioning whether you should get divorced now or wait until your kids turn 18. The choice is ultimately up to you, but the following information may help you make up your mind.

 If you get divorced now, your child may have to go to court.

If you and your soon-to-be-ex have children that are old enough to understand what is happening (the age varies from state to state), he or she may be old enough to tell the judge who they want to live with. Depending on their age and the severity of your custody battle, he or she may even be forced to choose between both parents and tell the court which parent they would rather live with. Before deciding on whether or not to get divorced, be sure to know whether or not your child will be forced to participate in the court proceedings and whether or not you will want to put them through that (as well as be able to live with the consequences if they don’t choose to live with you).

 If you wait to get divorced, it could make you and your children miserable.

Although waiting to get divorced until your children are 18 may seem like a safer and less intrusive bet, it could actually be worse. After all, there is hope that you and your spouse could divorce amicably, leaving no resentment or forced court proceedings on your child. Plus, if you wait, your loveless marriage will eventually start to show. Your child will start to see that you’re unhappy, and it may even make you irritable and force you and your spouse to fight regularly. This is likely not the upbringing you desired for your child, so if you think your well-being and the well-being of your children will suffer if you put it off, then don’t.

If you get divorced now, or if you wait to get divorced, it will take time to heal.

If you are waiting to get divorced because you don’t want your child to be mad at you or resent you, it’s important to know that he or she will have some sort of strange feeling about your divorce no matter when it happens. Both children and adult children of divorce need time to process the information as well as time to heal. If you get divorced now, know that your child will eventually forgive you for the pain he or she may feel because of it. If you get divorced later, your child may still be upset with you, and it will still take time to heal the wound. Just remember that no matter when it happens, feelings will be hurt and hearts will be broken, no matter the child’s age.

 

 


15
Aug 14

Bankruptcy and Child Support Payments

When child support agreements are based on finances at the time of the divorce things can become difficult later on.  This can be due to bankruptcy or a number of other factors that can come into play.  This change in circumstances could alter the ultimate amount of child support payments.

Typically the child support obligations cannot be discharged through bankruptcy because child support is based on available income, and not on assets or credit situations.  Although in the event that a divorce decree is not finalized a change in financial circumstances such as bankruptcy or the loss of a job may warrant modification.  The facts surrounding these specific circumstances tend to be unique, so it is important to have a legal professional involved quickly.

The laws in these cases vary from state to state, so it is very important to contact a legal professional who can help you to move forward knowledgeably.  A legal professional can use their experience in dealing with similar cases in the past to your benefit, and can assess the presence of a bankruptcy with regard to your available options.


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Aug 14

Ex-Wife Attempting to Grant Guardianship of Children to Another Adult

If circumstances should change after a divorce, the child custody arrangements could be a little more complex.  In certain cases when a mother has custody of her child she may not be able to take care of it, and could try to grant guardianship to someone else.  These people can include relatives or new spouses.  The father in question might have some incentive to research the legality of this course of action, and it is common for fathers to be worried about legal rights.  Giving custody of the children to someone else is not always something that is easy to change down the road.

Due to these situations being emotional it is a good idea for the father in question to talk with a legal professional in order to ensure that something is done.  Every situation is unique, and for this reason it is important that the parent in question consult with a legal professional if possible.

Discussing the case in question with one of these specialists will go a long way in seeing what a parent’s options might be.  A legal specialist can determine what is at stake and what courses of action are available.