In the case of a divorce or separation, children are one of the most important yet complicated aspects. Especially in a difficult, emotional case, the custody of your child or children can easily become a point of contention. Before beginning your court proceedings, it’s good to have an idea of the possible outcomes. If you’re seeking joint custody, there are still plenty of pieces to figure out. Here are some things to know before you get started.
When preparing for a child custody case or even just considering the possibility, it’s good to know the various outcomes. There are two main, general types of custody with different versions of each one. Those two types are physical and legal custody.
In 2017, about 19.97 million children in the United States lived in single-parent households. And, according to the U.S. Census, this is a significant change from 8.2 million children in 1970. If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and have children younger than 18, you’re not alone, and child custody will be an important factor in the process.
Divorce proceedings have changed over time. Previously, courts only granted a divorce when one spouse was able to prove the other was “at fault” for the dissolution of their marriage - either by neglect, abuse, or engaging in an affair, etc.
Guardianship is a legal proceeding in which the court appoints a person to take care of a minor child when it appears necessary or convenient. The court determines what is necessary or convenient on a case-by-case basis.
In my last blog post, we discussed the The Top 10 Recommendations to Consider Before Filing for Divorce When Children are Involved.
This week we will cover the Top 5 recommendations to consider once the decision to get divorced has been made. While every circumstance is different, these are recommendations that can apply to almost every divorce.
You have a Joint Custody Plan with the other parent, but things are not going well. How do you know if it is time to make a change?
Practically, you may be experiencing trouble agreeing on what is best for your children.
If you have children and are considering filing for divorce then please consider the below recommendations. My hope is that these recommendation will assist you in preparing to file for divorce and your choice of which attorney will represent you.