It's no surprise that custody issues are among the most contentious in a divorce situation, but problems with who gets the family pet have become increasingly common. While you and your partner may think of your "fur baby" like a member of the family, the law views this issue quite differently. If you have a beloved pet in your life, and a divorce is imminent, you may want to read up on how "
If you and your ex-spouse have recently gone through a divorce, getting into the rhythm of a visitation schedule can be hard on both parents and kids. It is important that you follow what was set forth in the courts and with your family lawyer for visitation. Beyond that, there are things you can do to help with this transition. Here are four ways you can help your kids with transition days between parents.
The specter of common law marriage seems to carry as many myths as it does actual facts. It may be surprising for some people to learn that common law marriage does, in fact, exist in some states, but that being granted the legal status of common law married is far from easy or simple. Many people are certain that simply living together for a certain period of time is enough to call yourself common law married, but in fact domestic domicile is only one of many qualifications that make a common law marriage.
When faced with divorce and child custody issues you and your spouse have essentially two options: you can come to an agreement together about custody and visitation or you can let the court decide for you. Unfortunately, you may be perfectly willing to come to an equitable agreement when your spouse isn't. In those situations, the services of a child custody evaluator might be necessary. This is what you should know about child custody evaluators and how to handle the process.