Back-to-school time can be as stressful for parents as for kids. That's especially true for parents who will be facing their first new school year since their separation or divorce.
Divorce among people over 50 (which carries the unfortunate moniker "gray divorce") has been increasing. It might seem like older couples would typically have more assets to split than younger ones, and would be more likely to land on their feet financially. However, divorce in later years can often be financially devastating -- particularly for women.
The stress and anxiety of parental divorce can have serious physical and emotional impacts on kids. One common manifestation of this anxiety is difficulty sleeping. Getting enough sleep is essential for the growth and development of a child. Therefore, it's important for parents to work together -- regardless of how frayed their own relationship may be -- to help their child who isn't sleeping (or who perhaps is sleeping too much in an effort to escape the stress they're feeling),
One of the biggest challenges facing divorced spouses who have kids is how to transition from communicating as marital partners to communicating as co-parents. That can be difficult when the relationship has been seriously damaged by one or both spouses' bad behavior. It may be difficult, if not impossible, to summon any kind positive feelings toward one another.
If you and your soon-to-be ex are in the process of drawing up your child custody and visitation agreement, it's important to include a section that addresses how your children will divide their time during the summer. You'll need to address things like whether one or both parents will have longer stretches of custody than usual, who will care for the kids during the day and whether there are restrictions on where either parent can take the kids on vacation.
As you close in on the divorce process, it's critical to make a list of both your assets and debts. For many people, this means focusing a good amount of attention on their joint credit card debt.
There may come a point in your life when you realize you're unable to make your child support payments as required by the court. While you can't stop making payments, you have the legal right to request a modification.
As you attempt to settle your child custody case outside of court, you'll find yourself negotiating a variety of terms with your spouse. Every decision you make is included in a parenting agreement. This document is designed to help both parents understand their legal rights and responsibilities in the future.
Courts in Arizona cannot interfere with decisions made by a parent who has sole legal custody of a child unless the decision is harmful to the child, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled.
When you got married, you genuinely believed in "until death do us part." But somewhere along the line, your marriage got off onto the wrong track and now you're headed for divorce court.