When it comes to co-parenting with your soon-to-be ex, it will be a great deal easier on you and your children if you pin down clear guidelines about your roles as parents in your parenting plan. These guidelines will be agreed to by both parents - and they will be legally enforceable should the other parent choose not to comply.
Buying a home is a major expense. Small wonder, then, that so many first-time homeowners do everything in their power to reduce the costs associated with the purchase. While it's always a great idea to carefully go over your settlement statement before the closing, cost shouldn't be your only concern. Just because you can avoid certain fees or costs doesn't mean doing so is in your best interests.