In our previous Nevada family law blog post, we started a discussion of common indicators that children may not be dealing with a divorce as well as their parents believe. We will continue that conversation below with a look at two potential 'red flags' for which parents should watch.
When most Las Vegas parents divorce, their primary concern is the impact their split will have on their children, and rightfully so. Divorce is a major, life-changing event for kids, and it can have a variety of effects depending on the family and the child.
Any of our Las Vegas readers who have small children can probably attest to the fact that it generally takes a lot of energy and stamina to keep up with young kids. So in that sense, it seems logical that a parent who is physically unable to do so is not the best candidate for physical custody of their children. In another sense, though, that is outrageous - all it really takes to be a successful parent is the ability to love and provide for your children, regardless of your physical ability to chase them around the playground.
Although the divorce rate has remained relatively stable in recent years, there is one demographic for which divorce remains on the rise: baby boomers. In fact, the divorce rate among people over 50 has doubled in the last two decades, and now a member of this age group is involved about one in every four divorce filings made in Las Vegas and throughout the U.S.
Earlier this month, legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives which, if it becomes law, will make it much easier for parents and state agencies to collect child support from parents who live in other countries.
It's hard to believe that it was almost two years ago that actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced that they had separated. Yet, as many of our Las Vegas readers probably know, it was in October 2010 when Cox and Arquette officially confirmed their separation, stating that they had already been living separately for "some time."
According to a 2009 study, couples that argue about money at least once a week are 30 percent more likely to get divorced. With finances at the heart of so many pre-divorce disputes, it only makes sense that couples would continue to fight about money both during and long after their split. But in divorce, these disagreements can affect not only the cost of your split but also your financial future for years to come. For those reasons, it may be wise to enlist the services of a reliable third party who can help you and your spouse determine how to divide your finances.
Former professional baseball player Dennis Rodman has been sentenced to 104 hours of community service for allegedly failing to pay child support. He will also serve three years of 'informal probation,' conditioned on his continued payment of child and spousal support during that time.