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Can what you post on social media affect your divorce?

Social media has become such a normal part of most peoples' day-to-day lives that many do not think twice about what they post. If you are one of them, and if you are currently going through a divorce in Arkansas, you may want to think twice about your impulsive ways, as what you post to social media can come back to haunt you during the divorce proceedings.

Family drama and family law issues

We have discussed many of the reasons why family law matters can be challenging, but some people have unique difficulties to deal with as they work through various family law issues. From child custody battles to grandparents’ rights, child support, and property division, there are all sorts of family law matters that people have to work through. Moreover, additional stressors may be present, such as family drama. Whether someone is struggling with a former partner who is gossiping about them online or their former spouse’s relatives are making life difficult, family drama can be very tough for some people.

What is gray divorce?

Divorces in Arkansas do not just happen to people in their 20s, 30s or 40s. Older couples are actually getting divorced more often these days than in the past. When you get a divorce and are over the age of 50, it is a gray divorce. While gray divorce does not happen as often as divorce with younger couples, according to Psychology Today, it is becoming more common.

When should I ask for a child support modification?

After an Arkansas court makes a ruling on your child support case, setting the amount of support you pay or receive, this is not the end of the road. You will have a chance to request a modification in the future if you need one. However, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, there are clear rules on when you can ask for a modification to your child support order.

How does divorce affect taxes?

One of the last things on your mind when you get divorced in Arkansas is probably taxes. However, once tax time rolls around, you may wish that you were more concerned with it. This is because divorce can have major implications on your taxes, according to TaxAct. Understanding what to expect can prevent the major shock when it is time to file your taxes.

Processing through the emotional storm of divorce

Arkansas couples who are getting a divorce will have numerous unique hurdles to face, both alone and together. Among those issues is an emotional journey fraught with stress, anger, anxiety, guilt, and a storm of other negative emotions. The intensity of these feelings is one of the reasons why it's important to have a method of coping.

Can you file for retroactive child support in Arkansas?

Arkansas courts award child support as a means of protecting a child of divorce from the financial impact of his or her parent's separation. The custodial parent or guardian is to use the money to pay for a child's most basic necessities, such as food, shelter and education, as well as additional luxuries that the child enjoyed during the marriage. When one party fails to fulfill his or her child support obligation, either an adult child or the parent of a minor child may file for retroactive child support.

What should I do now that I pay child support?

With your Arkansas divorce complete and your child support schedule finalized, you may feel anxious about your future. If you should lose your job for any reason or encounter financial difficulty, you might miss a payment or two, which could cause your ex-spouse to go to court to have your wages confiscated to make the payments. If you ever need to renegotiate your child support, Fatherly offers you a tip that may offer you some assistance.

Child support determinations in Arkansas

Couples in Arkansas that get divorced while they have minor children still at home often need to determine child support payments from one parent to the other during the course of their divorce settlement discussions. Which parent must pay child support is one of the decisions to be made and may be influenced by how much time the children spend with each parent. The other decision that needs to be agreed upon is how much child support will be paid from one parent to the other, how frequently and for how long.

Does my child have a say in custody?

When it comes to your divorce, one of the most difficult situations you will deal with is determining eh custody of your children. Everyone will likely have an opinion and want the court to rule a specific way. This includes your child. However, the wishes of your child during a custody case may not always be considered by the court. According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, Arkansas does not require the court to consider your child's wants at all when deciding custody.

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