One common questions that a lot of divorcees have after their child support payments are settled and agree to is "what can my child custody actually cover?"
Imagine that a divorcing couple has a child, and as they enter discussions about their divorce, it is only a matter of time before child custody is a matter that is discussed. One way that child custody is often handled is through the courts. If the two parents can't agree on legal and/or physical custody, then a judge will need to make the ruling with a child's best interests in mind.
The term "recordkeeping" feels like it is from a bygone era. Nowadays we have myriad computer programs and applications that can track critical information in an instant. Why bother monitoring information or keeping a paper trail in this era of technological growth?
Divorce is often portrayed as a terrible thing that every couple should try to avoid. However, it is unrealistic to think that every marriage will work out. Some people get married to soon. Others live long happy lives together, but learn over time that they aren't right for each other. And some couples just grow apart or change significantly, to the point that staying together is no longer an option. Should these couples just ignore their feelings because of the perceived notion that divorce is "bad?"
Many people think of child custody as a blanket legal issue that is applied in one fell swoop. But in reality, there are plenty of intricate situations when applying child custody -- and child custody also comes in many different forms.
In the last month, we have focused on prenuptial agreements and how they can impact a divorce. We want to finish that discussion today with a look at the provisions that can lead to a legal challenge against a prenuptial agreement leading to the contract being invalidated. This is a very important topic because many people may be under the impression that a prenuptial agreement can never be invalidated, or that the contract it is nearly impenetrable from a legal standpoint.
To the contrary, prenups can be challenged and they can be partially or wholly invalidated because of the provisions they contain. So what information or circumstances can lead to a successful challenge of a prenup? Consider the following:
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about prenuptial agreements and the term "premarital planning." In that post, we dispelled some of the myths about prenuptial agreements and how the preconceptions some people have about these contracts can actually prevent a couple from securing a vital legal component of their marriage.
The phrase "prenuptial agreement" brings up immediate negative connotations in the minds of many people out there. The prenup definitely has a reputation, but sometimes reputations aren't fully deserved. In the case of the prenup, while it was branded as an "anti-love" contract that portended divorce more than it protected marriage, this couldn't be further from the truth.
As far as movie stereotypes go for divorce, the common trope is that both spouses are angry and upset to the point of farce. They can't agree on anything, and they vent their frustrations in court, embarrassing themselves and their family. Of course, this isn't typical of many divorces all across the country, but there are cases where the splitting spouses simply can't find common ground on certain issues, or there is too much emotional strife involved in the marriage to foster good-faith negotiations.
Since the explosion of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, researchers are intensely interested in how these engaging tools affect the user in real life. One way that social media may directly affect the happiness of an individual is in his or her marriage. One study that specifically looked at Facebook interaction found that divorce rates rose anywhere from 2.18 percent to 4.32 percent in those who increased their annual Facebook interaction time by 20 percent. Does social media directly affect the divorce process, and if so, how?