As a parent, it's completely normal for you to want the best for your child, which likely involves spending the majority of you time living with them. There's a fine line, though, between a justifiable reason to request a custody modification and an emotionally-charged, potentially frivolous one.
Child support is generally paid by the noncustodial parent to the parent who retains primary physical custody to help cover the basis expenses associated with raising a child. Even if the noncustodial parent is ordered to pay the maximum support amount, though, it frequently falls short of covering all the extra expenses that arise in raising a child.
If a couple is considering divorce or is already in the process, the spouses must make several considerations. Financial stability and support is usually a large component of the asset division process.
Many dog owners expect that if they had the dog before marrying, then it'll automatically remain in their custody once the divorce is finalized. That's not necessarily the case though.
If you chose mediation as the path to divorce, you are probably somewhat nervous as you go into your first session. You do not know how your spouse is going to behave, for one thing, and you only hope you can carry this meeting off with dignity and a calm, sensible approach to the situation.
If you're either a current or retired federal employee considering leaving your spouse, then you might wonder what becomes of your Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) if you divorce. Fortunately, the federal government has a clear plan when it comes to what happens with benefits at each stage including separation, annulment and divorce.
A National Center for Health Statistics study suggests that divorce rates are highest in Texas and throughout the southern part of the United States than any other region of the country. The researchers also found that this population experiences much longer second marriages than any other. They argue that the latter trend can be attributed to the fact that people remarry much more quickly in this region than any other.
Divorces involving children or high assets are very rarely done and over with once the judge signs off on the agreement. Instead, couples tend to continue to hash things out as circumstances change and realities set in for both of them.
If you hire an attorney to handle your divorce case, then most likely on one of your first visits, he or she will go over a number of personal financial details prior to spelling out a game plan for reaching a swift settlement. Your attorney might even send you home with a list of financial documents to source to better substantiate your claim for spousal support or alimony.
Divorce might be something emotional to have to come to terms with, but it doesn't have to be contentious as well. When high sums of money are at stake, though, it can definitely change the playing field for some, causing a divorce to heat up fast.