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Why calendars can be major sources of help during divorces

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2023 | Family Law

During a divorce in Maryland, both parties typically need to present lots of detailed information about their marriage. Much of the information required involves remembering or knowing specific dates. While smartphones and lists can be helpful, another item that often proves vital in a divorce is also quite simple: a calendar.

Calculating child support

One of the most vital aspects of family law involves child support. However, you may be unaware that a part of what dictates child support sums is how much time each parent spends with their children. For instance, you could be leaving money on the table if you unintentionally under-report time with your child.

Forming custody schedules

Some divorcing couples have children together. In most cases, each parent wants to remain a part of their children’s lives. That’s why courts require parents to come up with custody arrangements, dividing how each parent spends time with their children. Having your old or current calendar handy prevents you from having to use your memory to recall details about your child’s schedule.

Tracking expenses

Life is full of expenses. Groceries, home-related bills and activities with your children are just some of a parent’s typical costs. You might face significant financially related challenges after a divorce, especially if your former spouse was the only source of income. However, you can seek spousal support after your divorce. When asked to present your expenses, calendars can help you recall what you spend your money on.

Initially, old calendars might not seem useful. But it’s wise to keep previously used calendars on hand. These calendars could help you secure a better post-divorce outcome, especially regarding your financial future.