As one prepares for or works through ending a marriage, the finances involved in the process may seem overwhelming. While many things have to be considered, like retirement plans and others assets or debts, various financial aspects have to be taken care of after the divorce is finalized, especially for those dealing with child custody arrangements. Parents working out a child custody arrangement in Georgia should be aware of potential finance-related things that will come up.
As parents, a couple’s relationship may no longer be spousal, but they will continue to be the mother and father of their children. Regardless of what type of custody arrangement that the two parties decide upon, they will have to continue to communicate and work together in areas concerning their children. Deciding upon and then paying for extracurricular activities like sports or girl/boy scouts can create conflict between the two parents.
While these activities may seem insignificant, the conflict created can greatly affect one’s child emotionally and even cause them to avoid asking to participate in extracurricular activities. Preparing a child custody arrangement that provides guidelines for how these things will be covered can be extremely helpful. It can be even more beneficial when bigger financial issues, like college tuition, come along.
The financial aspects of divorce usually exist well beyond the point the divorce agreement is finalized. Parents who are living with a child custody arrangement have to work out how activities, school field trips and other routine things will be paid for. Those in need of assistance determining which custody arrangement will meet their child’s best interest can seek guidance from legal professionals in family law. With their expertise, Georgia parents can be better prepared for and more ready to handle any financial conflict that could potentially occur.
Source: patch.com, “Parenting and Child-Related Money Issues After Divorce“, Michael Rubino, Sept. 6, 2016