Posts Tagged ‘divorce’
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Whenever the court makes a decision in a child custody case—or any case involving children—they act in the best interests of the child. Not all sides will agree with the decision, but whenever you approach such a case, remember that the court thinks in this way. This may help you strategize in building your case, although assistance from an attorney is key in presenting your argument. It is also important to remember to avoid the mudslinging that is unfortunately common in divorce cases, unless, of course, it is necessary to prevent an ill-suited parent from obtaining custody.
Many fathers have long proven that they are capable, loving parents with their children’s best interests at heart. But a lot of dads worry that the judge won’t care about their fatherly efforts when deciding the winner of a custody battle. Some worry that the belief that children need their mother more than they need their father, or that mothers bond more with the child, will haunt them in their case. Unfortunately, this may hold true for some dads, although most are given visitation rights that allow them to see the child on weekends, a day during the week, and on holidays or during summer vacation.
But today more judges are favoring joint custody agreements as long as both parents are considered fit and capable of providing for the child. More see the benefit to having both parents in the child’s life, allowing dads to spend more time with their children aside from the weekends and holidays they were often granted in the past. This may also be a good way to avoid the child support argument, as long as both parents are equally capable of providing and spend an equal amount of time with the child.
If one parent is unfit, whether the mother or the father, the other side must present evidence like police records, hospital records, etc. demonstrating as much. Witness testimony may be presented in some cases. If such a case exists in which the mother is deemed unfit, the father will likely be granted sole custody as long as the evidence is legitimate and fair.
Friday, April 20th, 2012
Most associate divorce with animosity and fighting between the spouses. For couples without children, once the divorce process is over they often never have to worry about seeing the other or dealing with the other again unless they’re met with an awkward social encounter if they run into them in public. But for couples with children, divorce doesn’t end when the final agreement is reached. They must continue to see each other and talk with each other as they raise their children. While there may still be some degree of animosity present, it is often beneficial to all parties, especially the children, if they make an effort to get along.
This often starts with coming up with a physical custody plan that allows both parties to see their children an equal and fair amount of time. The first step in this process is usually determining the schedule of both parents. If one parent works long hours all day, it is often beneficial to all parties if the other parent is the custodial parent during the week with the non-custodial parent getting children on weekends. Sharing holidays is usually the best way to fairly divide these days, and alternating each year helps as well.
But if both parents work reasonable hours during the week and generally have their weekends free, an equal split might be beneficial and fair. Of course, involve the children in such a decision. Moving back and forth between two homes every two weeks or every month may be hectic and an unwelcomed change and shock, especially right after the divorce. If the children agree to such a plan, respect their decision to end it if it becomes too hectic down the road. They may welcome the idea of spending equal amounts of time with both parents, and moving back and forth between two homes for weeks at a time, but the reality of that may become difficult as they make friends and get older.
In the end, your decision as to a physical custody plan should be sought in the best interests of the children. The court acts in such a manner, and so should you as parents.
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Life is extremely unpredictable. One day everything in your life could seem in order and happy while the next day everything could change for the worst. The same can be said for relationships. A relationship that you thought was healthy could suddenly change and the person that you are in a relationship with could suddenly seem like someone else.
If you are in a situation where someone else is making you feel threatened or uneasy, you might want to look into the option of requesting an Ontario restraining order. Orders such as these are available to protect you from someone who you feel threatened by.
There are many types of an Ontario restraining order that are available to request so it really depends on what type of situation you are in to determine which type of order to request. You might want to consult the advice of a legal professional to be sure that you are requesting the correct type. A professional can also be an asset in making sure that your situation warrants requesting an Ontario restraining order and also that you have completed all of the necessary forms. The faster you get the correct forms completely filled out, the sooner you will be protected.
No one should ever have to be in a situation where they feel threatened by someone else, but unfortunately it does happen. Thankfully, if you are in such a situation, there are ways to protect yourself and put some distance between you and the problem so that you will no longer be in immediate danger.
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
You really can never tell what is going to happen in life. Unexpected events happen and often times, the best thing that you can do is adjust to deal with them. This also holds true sometimes with a marriage. If things have gone wrong, you probably did not expect it when you and your spouse first got married.
If things have gotten to a point where you do not think that they can recover, you might be wondering if it is time for an Orange County divorce. Deciding to end a marriage is not an easy choice and you have likely spent a great deal of time deciding what to do. Unfortunately, there really is not an easy answer to whether or not you should get an Orange County divorce. Only you and your spouse know the true details of your marriage and why things went wrong, so it will be a very personal decision if you decide that you should end things.
If you do decide to move forward with an Orange County divorce, you should know that there are resources available to help. Family law might be a benefit for you, especially if you and your spouse have children. Ending a marriage can be much more complicated if there are children involved, so family law can help a great deal in sorting through all of the processes involved.
It is not an easy decision to end a marriage, and you are probably wondering how you even got to the point of having to make that decision in the first place. If you do decide to move forward with ending things though, there are resources to make the process a little easier.
Saturday, November 8th, 2008
One of the most difficult parts of ending your marriage can be when it comes time to decide which parent the children will be living with. You probably do not want to give up time with your children, but depending on your situation, it might be a possibility. Additionally, you will probably have to have long conversations with your children to fully describe the new situation.
If you are going through an Ontario child custody case, you probably do not know what to expect because it is likely something that you have never experienced. Some custody battles can get very bitter and brutal because both parents are fighting for full custody of the children and neither is willing to compromise. Other battles are actually carried out in a rather civil manner, it will just really depend on your situation. If you do not know what to expect during your Ontario child custody battle or just want some support, you might want to look into the option of employing the help of family law. The professionals of family law can make a huge difference in how your Ontario child custody case is carried out. The legal professionals can also work hard in fighting to make sure that you get the best outcome in the case.
Ending a marriage can be a very difficult thing, especially when you and your spouse have children. If you start to feel overwhelmed by the situation, just remember that there are sources available to help you through the tough road that you have in front of you.
Friday, October 24th, 2008
Adjusting to new situations can sometimes be hard for families. It can be particularly hard to readjust when a marriage has fallen apart and there are children involved.
If you marriage has recently ended and you have gone though an Orange County child custody case, you may be left wondering what to do next. It can be hard starting a new life after going through a divorce and an Orange County child custody case. If you are the parent that was awarded custody after the divorce was settled, you are probably trying to cope with taking on both parenting roles. Some parents in this situation report that it was beneficial for them to join a support group of parents that have also gone through a similar situation. Hearing the stories of others and how they dealt with the new situation help a great deal in getting you settled into your new life. The support of your friends and family can also help with the situation.
If you are the parent that was not awarded Orange County child custody, you are probably dealing with many emotions. Some parents ask themselves why the court did not rule in their favor during the divorce and how they are going to deal with not seeing their children every day. It may also be helpful for you to find a support group of people that have not been awarded Orange County child custody, just to develop an outlet where you can discuss your feelings on the situation and learn how others have made it through.
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
It is no secret that a marriage can go through some very tough times. Spouses are sometimes met with situations that test the limits of their marriage and this sometimes drives them to call it quits and end their lives together.
If you and your spouse have been going through some tough times, you may be thinking about taking a break from your marriage and may come across the possibility of a San Bernardino county legal separation. If you are really just looking for a temporary break from your marriage however, a legal separation may not be the option that you are looking for. Although the word separation may be a bit misleading and may have made you think that it is sort of time out from your marriage, a legal separation is actually carried out much the same way as a divorce. Basically, many of the divorce processes are included in a separation however, at the end of the process, you have not ended your marriage and are therefore still legally married.
There are some advantages and reasons for people choosing a San Bernardino county legal separation. One of the main reasons why spouses seem to choose the separation over other options is due to religious beliefs. Although a couple may be religiously against divorce, the marriage may have gotten to a point where it is unbearable to continue their lives together. This is where some of these couples choose a San Bernardino county legal separation because, although they are not legally ending their marriage, they are still able to separate their lives.