When parents split up and choose to divorce, it is often very difficult for children to transition to a new life with parents living in separate homes and in some cases separate cities or states altogether. When courts consider a custody dispute, they prioritize the best interests of children so that the children's needs are met first and foremost.
Divorce often creates many areas of uncertainty for divorcing spouses, far beyond the instability of the dissolving relationship itself. Especially for couples who are both new to divorce, understanding the process and what to expect from it may seem overwhelming to one or both spouses, which can create unnecessary conflict and drag out a divorce. A common issue that can complicate and lengthen divorce is determining which spouse keeps a marital home.
After the dust settles on your divorce and custody agreement, you may find that the specifics of your arrangement simply do not work. In many cases, the circumstances that surround you while you negotiate your custody arrangement are not the circumstances that you continue to live under indefinitely, and when your circumstances change significantly, it is always wise to look at your custody arrangement to see if a modification is best for you and the child that you love.
After any major life change, it may take different people varying amounts of time to acclimate and find their footing. This is especially true for parents who divorce and must figure out how to effectively raise their child together. Of course, most divorced parents find that navigating this new stage of life is difficult in ways they did not expect, often leading to bad behavior that compromises the other parent's tie with the child.
You’ve probably heard the statistics before. Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce—and this number is on the rise.
If you own a business and also face divorce, you may have a series of difficult decisions in your immediate future. Many business owners do not realize that a business can qualify as marital property just like a vehicle or a home, and when it comes time to divide marital property in the divorce process, the business itself may end up on the negotiation table.