It’s not unusual to have doubts after you’ve made a big, life-changing decision—especially about going through with a divorce. Perhaps you and your spouse have talked things over and both of you are feeling differently now than when you originally filed for divorce and wish to try to work things out.
Coming to an agreement on child custody is never easy; even when couples seek the most amicable solutions. When divorce is contentious to begin with, child custody becomes a major flashpoint and among the most difficult issues between combative spouses.
Child custody is often one of the most difficult issues parents face during a divorce. When divorcing spouses cannot come to an agreement, mediation is usually the first step. This may be followed by a Custody Neutral Assessment.
Child support is a debt owed: not just because the courts say so, but because children depend upon financial support and are entitled to economic security. Some estimates put the amount of unpaid child support as high as $113 billion dollars throughout the U.S
Even when spouses are unable to resolve their differences and wind up getting a divorce, most want their children to have a healthy and loving relationships with each parent. So do the courts, since that is what is considered to be in the best interest of the child. Unfortunately, when a divorce is especially acrimonious or there are factors which create extreme tension, children may become pawns in a game of “getting back” at the other parent.
Divorce is tough on children. One way the courts have to help mitigate the difficult transitions that they face when their parents split up is the development of a parenting plan. This plan is designed to protect children from conflicts between their parents by setting up a schedule of the time the child will spend with each parent.
In the USA, more than half of the population are active Facebook users. They spend an average of 40 minutes a day engaging with Facebook—liking, sharing, following, and messaging. For many, it’s their main way to maintain social connections. Facebook has become the place where we live.
In some marriages, one spouse may take care of all the finances. The other spouse may be unaware of all the assets and liabilities they have. That’s okay as long as the relationship is strong and happy. But, when things are not going well and divorce proceedings are initiated, it’s critical that both spouses understand their finances.