Going through a divorce when you have children with your soon-to-be ex is a challenging situation for everyone involved. One thing that you have to remember is that your children need to be a priority in the situation. They are going to have questions, and you are going to want them to make some pretty big changes. You can't think that they are going to handle things in the same way that you would, so be prepared to try to find ways that you can help them.
Trying to reset your life when you go through a divorce can be challenging, so you have to sit down and make a plan for your future. You shouldn't think of a divorce as a negative event. Instead, look at it as a time to reinvent yourself and take charge of the direction you want to follow now.
Family court judges generally want children of divorced parents to spend time and build their relationship with both parents. Unfortunately, sometimes there are concerns that it's not safe -- physically and/or psychologically -- for children to be alone in the care of a parent.
It's been over 15 years since the creator of the Law & Order franchise, Dick Wolf, and his wife divorced. However, Christine Wolf has continued to fight for money she believes she was cheated out of because of information that wasn't shared with her when the two reached their divorce settlement.
If a parent is diagnosed with lupus or diabetes, it shouldn't affect their custody of their children. However, if you are a parent living with a mental illness, you face custody loss rates of as high as 80%.
A California woman has prevailed in court in a child support claim against her ex-husband. What makes the case unusual is that her victory comes almost 50 years after the man left her and their 3-year-old daughter and moved to Canada.
In many families in California, there are two kinds of "kids": the two-legged kind and the four-legged kind.
Technically, people should not need an incentive to make their alimony payments and to make them on time. They're legally obligated to do so by the court order. That's all the incentive they need.
Some couples have a very hard time talking about getting a prenuptial agreement. They find it stressful and awkward. Maybe you do not even know how to get the conversation started.
If you're interested in modifying the child custody arrangement that you have with your ex, the key is to focus on your child's best interests when you ask for the change.