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The problems cryptocurrencies cause during a divorce

When Bitcoin hit the scene in 2009, few Oregon residents understood how big of a deal cryptocurrencies were going to be. It is likely that none realized the impact cryptocurrencies would have in future divorce settlements. Currently, a number of family law attorneys as well as divorcing individuals are finding it challenging to find, place a value on and fairly divide cryptocurrencies.

One of the biggest problems that family law firms are facing with cryptocurrencies is that many of them just do not understand what they are. As a result, dealing with cryptocurrency assets has made the divorce process lengthy, difficult and more expensive. Two of the primary reasons for this are how difficult it is to value cryptocurrencies as an asset and how easy it is to hide cryptocurrencies.

Parent-child relationships after divorce

Parents in Oregon who are getting a divorce should know that research shows that having consistent and frequent contact with their children via text and social media can be an important factor in fortifying their relationship. The researchers also determined that in cases in which the children and divorced parents are residing in separate households, the state of the relationship between the divorcing parents was not a factor in the parent-child relationship as long as there was sufficient communication between the children and parents.

Mental health professionals have long hypothesized that the relationship between parents and their children after a divorce is a significant factor in how the kids are able to handle the divorce. They also believed that it impacted the quality of the relationship between children and parents.

Getting ready for a divorce

How to plan for a divorce may be the last things some married couples in Oregon think they have to consider. However, the rate of divorce in the United States is almost at 50 percent. This means that nearly 2 million divorces occur each year. Understanding the divorce process is important as it can lower stress and make the process easier to handle. It is important to know what steps to take before, during and after filing for divorce.

There are three phases of the divorce process. They include submitting the necessary paperwork to the courts, conducting research on the financial backgrounds of both spouses and disposition. Couples who decide to get a divorce but do not want the expenses and stress of a trial have multiple options. Depending on the circumstances of the divorce, a collaborative divorce or mediation may be suitable.

Common divorce reasons

One of the most common reasons for divorce in Oregon and the rest of the country is illness. According to one chief psychologist and marriage counselor, health problems can cause a number of issues in a marriage, including debt, loss of self and pain.

Many divorces can also be attributed to domestic violence. Nearly 25 percent of respondents in a survey conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported that both emotional and physical abuse led to the end of their marriage. A large number of the respondents stated that the abuse developed gradually and that there were periods in which strong remorse would follow intense instances of abuse.

Is your ex trying to alienate you from your children?

Many Oregon couples face post-divorce problems concerning their children. Some run into snags regarding custody proceedings, while others may disagree about financial support. Such problems are not all that uncommon, and a key to resolving such issues may lie in yours and your ex's willingness to cooperate and compromise while keeping your children's best interests in mind.

What if you're the only one willing to do that, however? In fact, what if your ex is not only uncooperative but is trying to turn your kids against you? This is known as parental alienation, and it is a serious problem that can negatively affect your children's emotional and mental health. It can also undermine your parental rights, which is why it's always a good idea to know how to seek the court's intervention when needed.

Amazon CEO divorce offers lessons

Oregon couples who are contemplating divorce might be able to take some lessons from the high-profile divorce case of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, one of the highest net worth divorces in history. High net worth divorces are more complex than others, so there are steps that should be taken by the couple to ensure that the process goes smoothly. Because high net worth individuals often have several different types of assets, divorce can be very complicated.

It is important for the couple to narrow the focus of the divorce and decide on their most important goals. In many divorce cases, the individuals involved do not get everything they want. The spouses should endeavor to maintain normalcy in their business and social lives and avoid negative comments about one another while they negotiate according to their priorities.

Strategies for fathers involved in child custody battles

Fathers in Oregon might assume that family courts will favor mothers in child custody decisions. However, the legal system can serve the needs of moms and dads in this situation. The process requires fathers to come to terms with their emotions so that they can focus on defending their parental rights.

Child custody disputes can potentially become very bitter. When parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement, then a court will eventually make the decision for them. Men can begin to overcome their animosity toward former partners by understanding that an angry and prolonged dispute might damage their relationship with the children. By trying to move beyond hurt feelings and anger, men can make mental room for nurturing their children and strategically pursuing custody or visitation.

What happens to the home after a divorce in Oregon

After a divorce, one of the most difficult issues to resolve is the disposition of the family home. The simplest and most equitable resolution is usually for the home to be sold with both parties sharing equally in the proceeds. Sometimes couples mutually agree to sell the home, but often the court orders the couple to do so. Other couples delay the sale of the home, either as part of a mutually-agreed upon plan or because the animosity between the couple is too high immediately after the divorce.

However, many divorcing couples do not wish to sell the home to make the divorce transition easier on their children. Affordability is a key concern in such an arrangement since one spouse may not be able to maintain the residence with his or her salary post-divorce alone. If the couple decides not to sell the home, one option is for one spouse to sign over his or her half of the home to the other spouse. Another option is for the spouse who remains in the home to buy out the other spouses share of the property.

The challenges of co-parenting after a divorce

When a divorce involves two individuals who do not have children, it is possible for the ex-spouses to completely separate from one another and never have interactions again. However, when children are involved, the situation can be challenging. Parents in Oregon who are going through a divorce may have the option of sole custody parenting, parallel parenting or co-parenting.

In an ideal situation, parents would put the best interests of their children in front of any animosity or frustration they might have with each other. This means that even though it is challenging, divorced parents would communicate with each other, maintain a civil relationship and avoid arguing in front of their children. They would show by word and deed that they are committed to the happiness of their children even if it means that there will be times when they feel uncomfortable or their convenience is infringed upon.

Divorce doesn't necessarily have to create co-parent problems

When you determined that divorce was the most viable option to resolve your marital problems, you likely understood that your decision was going to affect your children's lives. Such situations do not necessarily have to mean that your children will be unable to cope or will not successfully adapt to a new lifestyle. In fact, studies show that kids In Oregon and beyond are quite resilient and adaptable in most cases, especially when they have the loving support of both their parents as they move on in life.

It's true that most children take cues from their parents' behavior, so the way you and your ex handle your co-parenting situation may greatly influence your children's ability to come to terms with your divorce. There are several key issues that can help you make the best of your new co-parenting relationship.

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