If you're in the process of creating an estate plan or simply thinking about the future, it won't be long before matters associated with long-term care move to the top of your mind.
You've completed your estate plan. That's a tremendous accomplishment -- and one that too many people never get around to. You've got some peace of mind.
You're a U.S. citizen. Your spouse is not. They are in the United States legally at this time -- on a work visa or a school visa, for instance -- but that's going to run out. You want to use your marriage to get them a green card so that they can stay with you indefinitely.
Divorcing parents who have multiple children may believe that they have to deal with more challenges than couples with just one child. After all, they have to help kids of different ages cope with all of the changes to their lives and work out a custody arrangement that considers all of their needs and schedules.
When couples with children divorce, the parent who gets primary custody often tries to remain in the family home so that their children don't have to leave their school, their neighborhood friends and so much else that's familiar to them. However, that's not always financially feasible.