It's only natural to want to get a fresh start following your divorce -- but that's not an easy proposition when you share a child or two with your ex-spouse. Whether you have primary physical custody or not, it's generally better for the kids if the parents stay relatively close to each other.
Twenty years ago, if you heard that someone was going to celebrate their divorce, you probably figured that meant they were going to go out to a bar with a few good friends and tie one on.
Custody issues can quickly turn into a bitter dispute between divorcing parents -- and that can escalate into a legal "battle royal" that involves a number of different parties and a significant expense.
If you're divorcing when your child is young, you probably have a lot of different concerns on your mind -- like where your child will live and what kind of child support will be necessary.