When you're a parent, one of the worst aspects of divorce is that you will likely no longer have your child living with you 100% of the time. Parents often fight hard for the right to control in which household a child spends the majority of their time. They may also be surprised to learn that a minor child can sometimes make that decision for themselves.
When you're a professional (or otherwise deeply invested in your career), managing the demands of parenthood can be challenging. That's doubly so if you find yourself facing a divorce.
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or another form of mental illness, do you live in terror that your spouse will pick up and leave and demand full custody of the children? Do you just assume that you have no hope of getting shared custody simply because you have a mental health diagnosis and have sought mental health treatment?
Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is a serious problem for anybody -- but the consequences of a charge or conviction for folks going through a custody battle can be especially dire.
Divorce can be rough -- particularly if you're a parent. You know that the end of your marriage is going to affect your children as much as it affects you.
When you're a parent of young children, a divorce means an uneasy transition to shared parenting. This often means splitting holidays and other special events -- or sharing them.
It's not uncommon to hear jokes about panicked or clueless fathers trying to handle the morning routine with the kids. You also hear jokes about new mothers who are nervous about leaving their husbands in charge of the baby for the first time.
If you don't have primary custody of your children after divorce, you may find yourself struggling to stay connected to them and their lives. This frayed connection can even happen when parents share custody 50-50. In that 50% of the time your kids aren't with you, you can miss out on a lot
Is it even possible for you and your spouse to create a great family atmosphere for your children after your divorce?
Shared parenting scares a lot of soon-to-be-divorced parents. The whole idea of being separated from their child for any length of time is upsetting -- and many parents start out wanting sole physical custody of their children following the divorce.