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Domestic violence can traumatize a victim in a variety of different ways. It can leave them haunted by memories of the abuse. It can also leave them with a great deal of fear that the perpetrator may try to abuse them again. Fear and bad memories can sometimes make continuing to reside in the community they have lived in intolerable for a domestic violence victim.

Thus, one thing domestic abuse victims will sometimes do to try to get a fresh start to things and get themselves in a position where they can move on with their life is move to a new community. Sometimes, such a move will involve moving to a new state.

Privacy in high-asset divorces

Last post, we discussed one of the things that can be a major concern for a person who is in a high-asset divorce, getting as fair of a property division as possible. Of course, this is not the only thing that can be a high priority for a person in a high-asset divorce. Another is keeping the specific legal details of the divorce as private as possible.

Privacy is something that pretty much every divorcing couple values quite highly when it comes to the specifics of their divorce. The legal issues in a divorce can touch on some sensitive and personal issues that a couple understandably would prefer not to be broadcast to the public at large. 

Mistakes that could lead to an imbalanced divorce settlement

In high-asset divorces, the issue that tends to be the dominant one is the division of the couple's property. Sometimes, divorcing couples in a high-asset divorce reach a settlement dictating what sort of property division will occur. Given how major of impacts the specifics of a property division can have, reaching a fair division can be incredibly important when negotiating a property division settlement in a high-asset divorce.

When trying to work out a property division settlement in a high-asset divorce, careful attention to the little details can matter quite a bit. Mistakes can be costly, as they can result in a division being less balanced and fair than one thinks it is. Today, we will go over some of the potentially impactful mistakes individuals sometimes make when it comes to property division in high-asset divorces.

Notification requirements for parent moves

Preparing to move can be a very hectic process during which a person has a substantial amount of things on their plate. Moves by parents who are divorced/separated are certainly no exception to this.

Sometimes, the hecticness of preparing for a move will cause certain things to slip a person's mind. This is understandable; we are all only human after all. However, there are certain things that it can be incredibly important for a person to not forget to do when preparing for a move. For divorced or separated parents who have minor children who are covered under a custody or visitation order, one of these things is to check to see if there is anything that the custody/visitation order requires them to do in regards to a move.

Mediation an alternative to litigation in child custody matters

There are many fears that Maryland parents may have when they are trying to work through a child custody matter. One thing they might be afraid of is that the custody matter will end up leading to a big court battle.

There are many different reasons why a parent may feel very strongly about wanting to avoid a big court battle in a custody matter. They may be concerned about the financial toll such a battle could take. They may be worried that such a battle could be emotionally scarring to their kids. They may be afraid that the contentiousness of such a battle could make it much more difficult for them to work together with their ex to achieve what is best for their kids in the future.

Nearly $1 billion judgment made in high-asset divorce case

Recently, a judgment was made in a high-asset divorce case that has been all over the news: the divorce of Harold Hamm. Hamm is the CEO and majority shareholder of Continental Resources. The judgment illustrates a couple of things about high-asset divorces.

For one, it shows how much can be at stake in such divorces. The judgment regards how much Hamm will be required to pay his ex-wife as part of the divorce. In the judgment, the judge in the case ruled that the required amount will be $995.5 million, with around a third of this amount being required to be paid by year's end and the rest being paid through future installments.

Apps being used in the fight against domestic abuse

One group that the domestic violence problem here in America especially impacts is young women. Sadly, quite a few young women end up experiencing the horrors of abuse by a romantic partner. The demographic group with the highest likelihood of suffering domestic abuse is women between ages 16 and 24.

Getting young women who have experienced domestic violence information regarding what they can do to seek help is very important. However, there can be some challenges when it comes to getting this information to those who need it. Domestic violence victims may not know where to go for such information or may be afraid that if they try to seek out such information, their abuser will find out and further harm them.

Why might a couple be drawn to a collaborative divorce?

Divorce disputes are not something for which there is only one available resolution method; in fact, there are several different methods out there for resolving such disputes.

Each particular divorce dispute resolution method has its own specific strengths and weaknesses. Which method is best suited for a given divorcing couple can be incredibly situation-dependent. Family law attorneys can provide divorcing individuals with info on these different methods and give advice on what things to consider when deciding what dispute resolution method to pursue.

Divorce causes and alimony matters

There are many financial matters than can be significant issues in high-asset divorces. One of these is the issue of alimony.

Given how complex and important alimony issues can be in a Maryland divorce, there are many alimony-related questions divorcing individuals might have. One of these is: can what led to a couple's split impact alimony matters?

In certain instances, a grandparent may be able to seek custody

Most grandparents care a great deal about their grandchildren and want nothing more than for them to have a happy and fulfilling childhood and life.

Thus, it can be incredibly emotionally wrenching for a grandparent when trouble strikes a family and it appears that their grandchild is no longer receiving the care and support they need while in parental custody. In such circumstances, a grandparent may have significant concerns about their grandchild's future and a great desire to help them. One thing a grandparent in such a situation may wonder is: could I seek to have custody of my grandchild transferred to me so I can ensure my grandchild has a good environment to grow up in? 

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