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Protecting your business before marriage or before a divorce

Do you own a business here in Salem? Have you decided to get married? If you answer yes to both of these questions, you may want to take steps to protect your business in case you find yourself facing a divorce at some point in the future.

Even though you don't expect to divorce, you still need to take steps to protect your business. You wouldn't avoid purchasing insurance to protect it because you don't expect anything to happen, so why would you not take steps to obtain certain assurances in the (hopefully) unlikely event of a divorce.

Co-parenting after divorce: How to keep stress to a minimum

If you're one of many Salem parents who is getting divorced in 2019, you may relate to those who are greatly concerned about their future parenting relationships. Co-parenting after divorce can be quite stressful, especially if you and your spouse tend to disagree on child-related matters. In fact, that issue might have been a causal factor that led to your divorce.

You've decided you no longer want to be married to your spouse; however, the two of you will always be connected because you have children together. There are several tips to keep in mind that can help you focus on your children's best interests and avoid stressful situations with your ex.

Supervised visitation and safety focused parenting plans

If you have separated from your spouse, or are planning to do so but have a high conflict relationship, there are specific safety considerations to keep in mind. Perhaps you are currently suffering from financial or emotional abuse, or have a particularly manipulative partner. How can you keep yourself and your children safe?

When married parents divorce in Oregon, a parenting plan must be filed with the final divorce decree or child custody order. The plan sets forth when each parent will have the child, including holidays or breaks from school. Depending on the age of your child, the plan will vary, and evolve over time as he or she grows up.

How to maintain your finances during a divorce

Splitting up is emotionally traumatic. You go from sharing your life with a partner to figuring out how you are going to start a new life. Before you shared the load: dividing up housework, errands and financial responsibilities. Now you are in charge of shoveling the snow and paying the cable bill.

You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by all these new responsibilities and are not sure how you are going to make it all work. Here are some tips to help you maintain your finances during a divorce.

How to factor holidays into your parenting plan

When you are going through a divorce, your first concern is probably for your children. You want to protect them and make sure their lives change as little as possible.

A parenting plan, which guides custody and visitation, should protect the best interests of your children. Deciding how you will share custody can be difficult, and it gets particularly hard around holidays. However, if you include a holiday arrangement in your parenting plans, it will make the process go much smoother in the years ahead. Here are a few ways you can share custody over the holidays.

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