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New Beginnings Family Law Blog

Asking your spouse for a prenuptial agreement may not be the most exciting part of planning a wedding, but it’s an important process that offers protection for both spouses. Here are five particularly important reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement: You and/or your spouse have been married before. Especially if…

Child custody is one of the most emotionally fraught aspects of a divorce, and in this blog entry we will break down the possible outcomes. There are several common custody arrangements in Alabama: joint custody, joint legal custody, joint physical custody, sole legal custody, and sole physical custody. Sole legal…

Divorce is always complicated, but a military divorce can be even more complicated than a civilian one. Part of the problem is that there are a lot of urban legends and misinformation about topics like military pensions. If you or your spouse are in the military and you’re considering divorce,…

According to the Wall Street Journal, it takes two years to recover emotionally from divorce. It’s not surprising; not only is it inherently emotionally draining, but a divorce involves a lot of lifestyle changes that create additional stress. One of the most important steps in recovering from a divorce is…

Divorce is often traumatic for kids. Younger kids may have a hard time understanding what’s going on, but often feel that it’s all their fault. Older kids worry about losing a parent or moving and losing all their friends. Kids don’t need—or want—a lot of personal details, but it’s usually…

Divorce brings up a lot of emotion, and often anger. This is unfortunate because anger is never helpful and can often end up poisoning the divorce process and making it even more stressful and unpleasant. What should you expect from an angry spouse? In today’s blog entry, we’ll look at…

If your child has special needs and you’re seeking divorce, the process is probably going to be complicated. You’ll want to ensure your child’s best interests are served, and there are lots of things to consider. Here are some of them. Assigning the additional costs associated with special needs children….

Adoption is very exciting and an incredibly rewarding experience. It also entails a dramatic change in lifestyle. If you’re thinking of adopting, there are lots of decisions to make before you begin the process. In this blog entry, we are going to cover five of them. Do you have the…