When you go to court for your child custody case, it's critical that a fair decision is made, one that respects your rights and the best interests of the child. Below are a few myths that you should be aware of, which could be detrimental to this process:
The 50-plus population demographic has surged since baby boomers have started getting older, and that means there are more divorces happening for people over the age of 50 as well. Because many people age 50 and up have amassed a sizable retirement, a divorce means that these important assets must be divided and the spouses must start re-planning their retirements.
Legal separation is a way for couples to take a time-out from their marriage rather than moving forward with divorce. In some cases, separation is a way to prepare for and resolve the majority of the decisions that will be involved in a divorce. In other cases, it's a way for couples to end and resolve specific aspects of their marriages while still remaining technically married.
Technology has changed modern life dramatically, in a relatively short timeframe. It wasn't that long ago that you sent letters through the mail or used pay phones to make calls when you weren't at home, but both of those things seem hopelessly archaic now. A ton of communication is done online and/or with smartphones.
When you and your spouse decide to divorce, your first thought will probably be about your kids. They become the focal point of the process. Below are three key questions that may be asked as you move toward a legal split.
Domestic violence happens throughout the nation, and although police do a lot to try to stop it, the reality of domestic violence still persists. In fact, issues relating to domestic violence are the focus of many divorce proceedings in our state. In these cases, it is often the victim who decides to stand up for his or her right to live free of physical violence and abuse and files for divorce.
The holidays can be one of the most stressful times for many divorced parents. They want to spend part of these special holidays -- whichever ones they celebrate -- with their kids. However, they often end up with their children away with the other parent for part of the time.