If you and your spouse have decided to split and have agreed to resolve all of your issues in order to have an uncontested divorce, there are a few things that you still need to do as a couple before you proceed -- if you hope for things to go smoothly.
A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) is serious business under any circumstances. However, when you're in the middle of a custody case, it can be disastrous.
Domestic violence is a serious problem. However, not every accusation that makes it to a courtroom is valid -- especially during a divorce and custody battle.
Even those parents who manage to get along after a breakup may have moments of tension and conflict when it comes to raising their children. Parents with shared custody may have many more compromises and concessions to make, but situations in which one parent has custody and the other has visitation rights can also be fragile.
On any given day, life can seem totally overwhelming. There's work stress, kid stress, school stress, money stress and health issues to deal with -- so how do you manage to cope when your marriage stress turns into a divorce?