Can I Be a Stay-At-Home Parent?

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Can I Be a Stay-At-Home Parent?


Many families discuss having one parent stay-at-home while the other parent goes to work a job outside the home.  There are many factors to consider when contemplating this decision for your family. From a Family Law perspective, Factor #3 (Can you return to your career later?) is important to think about as it relates to the issue of alimony during a divorce.  Although all Judges differ, Courts are more likely to Order what is called “rehabilitative alimony” which is alimony paid to a spouse to help them bet back into the workforce.  The type of career a parent is giving up, what it will take to get back into that career, and if that’s possible after taking time away, are other important factors to consider.

Click here to read a Forbes article that discusses these and other important factors when determining whether having a parent stay-at-home is right for your family.

By |2018-10-31T18:44:43+00:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Emily is a passionate Family Law attorney who has dedicated her practice to representing clients and families going through Family Law matters. Emotions run high in most family law cases and she strives to provide her clients with both thoughtful and realistic strategy and short term and long term goals. Read More

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