Getting divorced isn't at the top of anyone's list. When you get married, you expect to start a family and build your life together. Unfortunately, things sometimes happen that are out of your control. Before you know it, you find yourself in divorce court fighting for custody of the children. If this sounds like something you are dealing with right now, here are a few things you need to avoid to prevent damaging your case.
While women are historically more likely to initiate divorce than men, modern statutes have done a lot to balance the scales during the dissolution of a marriage. What usually ends up tipping them back again is a lack of effort, willingness or knowledge on the part of men to fight for marital property, custody and spousal support. Going into a divorce unprepared is foolhardy under the best circumstances, but if you're a father fighting for custody of your kids, it's an even worse decision.
You're finally divorced and the courts have granted you primary custody of your children. You've also be granted child support but you're not sure what you can use it for. You don't want to get in trouble with the courts by using it for unauthorized expenditures. Here's a list that will help you understand what you can use child support for. Living Expenses If you have custody of your children, you're going to be spending much more than the child support you receive.
One of the many issues that occur among recently separated couples involves handling debts incurred throughout the marriage. With a typical relationship spanning years, it can be difficult to determine which party is legally obligated to take care of those debts. The following offers in-depth information on how debts are likely to be split up amongst each spouse, if they're split up at all. Determining Responsibility under the Necessities Doctrine
One problem that can occur when a custodial and non-custodial parent are trying to negotiate child support is determining what is fair. Ideally, both parents will reach an agreement on what is called for and submit it to the court for approval. However, if you and the other parent cannot make the decision together, a judge will. Before asking a judge to calculate the payments, here is what you need to know.
Hello. My name is Stephanie Laurel. I have recently been through a divorce, and although I don’t wish it on anyone, I do wish that everyone could come out of the proceedings feeling they have been taken care of. My husband and I had been married twenty-eight years. We have four children, two of which are still under eighteen years of age. We owned the home we lived in and had a vacation home in a different state. We are civilized people, we get along fairly well considering, but no matter how much we thought we could go through the divorce process without lawyers, it wasn't possible. We each hired a divorce attorney to represent us. Most of the negotiations went well, but when we hit a rough spot the attorneys took over. Thank goodness. I’m going to share more about the experience and hope it helps you.