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November 2018 Archives

Parenting plans depend on how well exes get along

Despite all the turmoil a divorce brings, separation is often in the couple's best interests. Those with children in Nebraska, however, will have additional considerations. While it's better for the exes to get along for the sake of the kids as everyone makes the transition to a new life, this can be quite a challenge.

A look at the birdnesting trend for children of divorced parents

When parents in Nebraska decide to end their marriages, they naturally want to limit distress and disruption for their children. A relatively new concept known as birdnesting has gained attention because children stay in the marital home instead of traveling between two parental households. One parent at a time stays in the children's home according to the custody schedule. The parents maintain a separate apartment, and they split their time individually between the children's home and the apartment. From the children's point of view, their lives remain largely the same because they stay in the same neighborhood and school district all of the time.

Parents struggle with child custody and support concerns

For parents in Nebraska who decide to divorce, dealing with child custody and support can be emotionally painful as well as logistically difficult. Few parents want to give up on precious time with their children, and for people who are estranged from their former partners, the co-parenting relationship can be difficult. While some parents can amicably develop an agreement for parenting time, struggles over child custody might continue. In many cases, both fathers and mothers feel that they have not been treated fairly in family court.

Staying financially stable after a divorce

Recently divorced Nebraska residents should make sure that they don't make irrational choices with their money. One reason is that there may not be enough money to buy a car or make other discretionary purchases on a single income. While it's possible to take money from a retirement or brokerage account, doing so can result in a significant tax bill.