In our previous post, we began speaking about the best interests of the child standard and some of the factors judges consider when making child custody and parenting time decisions in accordance with that standard. We've already mentioned a couple of those factors, but we'd like to highlight a couple more here.
Child custody and parenting time are important aspects of the legal process of divorce, and it is important for divorcing parents to understand how courts make decisions on these issues. As we have previously written on this blog, the principle factor judges consider when making custody and parenting time determinations is the best interests of the child or children.
When a couple comes to terms with the fact that they will be seeking a divorce, the next natural step is to begin discussing the issues of custody, property division, spousal support, and similar matters. These discussions are important because, if couples are able to resolve these matters privately, they can save a significant amount of money on litigation. It is not always possible, of course, for couples to resolve their disputes privately. In some cases, there is too much hostility or difference of opinion for couples to do so. Even in cases where couples are able to come to an agreement, they still need to make sure they work with an experienced attorney to ensure their rights are protected and their interests advocated.
In our last post, we spoke very briefly about divorce decrees, what they are and generally what they cover. As we mentioned, it is important to work with an experienced attorney in negotiating with a spouse on divorce issues and in representing one's case before a judge. It can also be important, though, to work with an experienced attorney after a divorce decree is entered.
We have previously spoken on this blog about the best interests of the child standard and how critical it is for judges when making child custody determinations. One of the things that can sometimes come into consideration when making best interests determinations is the way a child's parents use social media. In a time when so many people use Facebook and similar websites, it is important to consider how one's use of social media could impact court proceedings.
In our last post, we began speaking about how the use-or rather abuse-of social media can impact child custody cases. The issue is an important one in a time when many people make use of social media to communicate with one another, including couples who are going through divorce or child custody proceedings.
In our last post, we began discussing the topic of business valuation and how business owners can protect their business assets with a prenuptial agreement. Short of having an effective prenuptial agreement, business assets are divided according to the principles of state law.
Business valuation is an important task and skill, constituting both an art and a science, as a recent article in The Lane Report noted. Business valuation could be called a science because it involves precise knowledge about how to accurately calculate the value of a business. It could also be called an art, though, because there is no set way to do it, and it usually involves some degree of skillfulness based on experience regarding the most appropriate way to approach valuation.