So much of family law is about divorce and custody. However, when you decide to remarry and combine families, there is plenty of space for family law to help lay the foundation for success.
It may sound daunting. According to Raising Strong Kids Through Divorce, nearly 75% of blended families result in re-divorce. This is due to a lot of factors. Second marriages have a higher rate of divorce anyway. Combining two families leaves a lot of room for miscommunication. With the proper preparation, you may reduce those risks.
Consider a prenuptial
You married and had a family, your new partner did too, and you have both decided to blend them. You two are not new to the marriage scene. You probably know what there is to lose and what is important to communicate. Nailing it all down in a prenuptial may help set the record straight before you start on your journey.
Whether with your new spouse or your shared children, it is vital to talk through the hard stuff. Some kids acclimate to the new situation easier than others. Make sure to discuss with your new spouse how to collaborate around financial burdens and taking care of the family.
Clear up the loose ends
With a new marriage involving child custody or child support, there are many ways to get things right or get things confused. It is important to discuss your options for moving forward. It may help to lean on informative resources to make sure your new marriage and new blended family starts with as few bumps as possible.