In the heat of your divorce, have you thought about possibly moving your children to another city, state or even country? Whatever your reason, there are important things to consider before you make a decision to move away with your children.
Please understand, I am not selling divorce. You are not abandoning your marriage: That was your spouse's choice. You are not to blame for the death of your marriage. But if you delay, you could spend the rest of your life blaming yourself for the disaster of your divorce.
Becoming divorced causes you to have to rethink many tax issues. With the deadline for filing federal income tax returns fast approaching, it might be good to be reminded of how the government treats the dependency exemption in an ended marriage.
The challenges of blending two families are complex, and require a significant investment of time, patience and compromise. Not unlike baking a soufflé, the process cannot be rushed, or it will fall flat and be completely undesirable.
There is nothing equitable or appropriate about forcing one party to provide a recurring windfall long after a marriage has ended. California's alimony system is broken, and the time for reform is now.