3 Things to Remember After a Divorce If You Have Minor Children

Divorce isn’t easy but experiencing it when you have minor children is more difficult. The goal of both parents should be to make the process as smooth as possible for their kids, but there are many issues to consider. If you have minor children, here are three things to remember after a divorce:

1. Parental responsibility, formerly known as custody, can be a very contentious issue. “It’s not unusual for parents to disagree on decisions regarding education, religion, health care, extracurricular activities, and visitation,” explained divorce attorney Samuel J. Diamond. “Sometimes a legal agreement will be reached with mediation, or as a last resort, a judge will make the final decisions. At Diamond Divorce Law, we make sure our client’s voice is heard and that the children are protected during a custody case.”

2. It’s important to consider how a divorce may affect your child’s education. “Most school districts have strict residency requirements, so make certain that your child’s legal residency matches where they attend school,” said Diamond. “Make certain that your child’s school has the most updated emergency contact information, and if you have children in daycare, have with you certified copies of your proof of parental rights.”

3. Confirm that you are doing everything that the court requires relative to your divorce. “You may be required to provide health and life insurance for your children,” added Diamond. “Our experienced attorneys can also help clarify who pays for medical expenses not covered by health insurance, who pays for the kids to participate in extracurricular activities, and who will pay for college or other post-high school educational expenses.”

If you’re in doubt about any of these or other issues you and your children are facing after a divorce, contact Diamond Divorce Law. Our attorneys have over four decades of experience with family law, and our number one priority is our client and their family. For more information, click here or please contact:

Samuel J. Diamond, J.D.

Diamond Divorce Law

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