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Consider seeking joint custody of your child

When parents talk about child custody, it does not always need to be an emotional, hostile discussion. Often times, one parent may believe that the other parent has already failed to do their part and that they should not be awarded custody of the child. However, just because one parent believes that the other parent is unfit doesn't mean that the courts will see it that way. With there being so much to examine before the courts award one parent custody and the outcome possibly being what neither parent had hoped, parents should consider seeking joint custody of the child.

When would the father be considered the primary caretaker?

Gaining child custody has always been a hassle for fathers, as society often feels as though children belong with their mothers. Despite what society may believe, in some situations, the child may actually be better off being placed with the father rather than the mother. It will take some work on the father's part to make that happen, but it can be done. One thing the father can use to his advantage when trying to get custody of his child is the status of primary caretaker that he may have held during most of the marriage.

What assets may be divided during a high asset divorce?

Divorces can be difficult for people to go through. Not only may they have a tough time dealing with their marriage coming to an end, they may also be concerned about what will happen to their property and assets after the split. This is a common feeling in high asset divorces, as there is a lot for people to lose should they not have a prenuptial agreement protecting their belongings. With there being a lot at risk, people should be aware of what they could lose as a result of the divorce.

An attorney can help with your military divorce

Divorce is already a difficult thing to deal with, but when it is a military divorce, couples may find that the special rules and laws that apply to service members may make the process a bit more complicated. While the rules that service members have to adhere to sometimes make things tricky, it doesn't mean that it is impossible for a couple to get their divorce granted. In fact, if couples follow the laws, they may not experience as many complications as expected.

Chris Brown's custody battle comes to an end

When dealing with the issue of child custody, parents often get angry and emotional at the fact that they could possibly lose custody of their child. It is not an easy thing to deal with, but parents should remain optimistic and hopeful that the right decision will be made about which parent receives custody. In some cases, even though parents are fearful of the outcome, they may be surprised at what a judge will decide in the end.

When is paternity assumed?

There are many children around the world who have been growing up without a father present. For that reason, it is especially important to allow a father to form a relationship with his child should he choose to be a part of his or her life. Unfortunately, even when fathers want to be present in the life of their children, they do not always get that chance. Oftentimes, before a father can start to form a relationship with his child he has to prove that he is, in fact, the father. However, there are certain situations in which paternity is assumed.

Same-sex couple files for divorce for a second time

Prior to the Supreme Court making same-marriage legal in all 50 states, there were many states that still failed to recognize same-sex marriage. With these particular states not recognizing same-sex marriage, it meant that they did not grant same-sex divorces either. Now that same-sex marriage has become legal in all 50 states, same-sex divorces may be granted as well. Just as the number of marriages in the U.S. may see a rise, there may also be a rise in divorce.

One Ohio woman was denied a divorce when she first filed because at the time of the filing gay marriage was banned in her state. The judge had originally granted the divorce when it was filed in 2014, but it was undone once he realized it was a same-sex divorce. Following the legalization of gay marriage in all 50 states, the woman has once again filed for divorce and is hoping for it to be granted this time around.

The difference between legal and physical custody

If two people decide to divorce and they have children, they may find themselves having a dispute over child custody. No matter if the couple are the same-sex or male and female, when this happens, both parties may get emotional because they may not be getting what they want, but also because their children may be affected by this dispute.

When parents are awarded custody of their children, they need to recognize that legal custody and physical custody are not the same thing. The parent who is awarded physical custody is the parent the child lives with. When granted legal custody, the parent is allowed to participate in any decision-making pertaining to the child. This means that both parents may have legal custody, but the parent with physical custody is the child's primary caregiver.

An attorney can help get you alimony from your military spouse

With any divorce, including those that take place between a military member and a civilian or two military members, there is the chance that there will be various issues to discuss and resolve before the divorce can be granted. Topics such as property division and child support may come up, but there is also the chance that one spouse will request to receive alimony. Whether or not a spouse will be awarded alimony varies from case to case, but oftentimes, the court decides how much will be paid and for how long.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale agree on joint custody

Divorce can happen to any couple. One day they may seem happy and in love, then the next they decide that things are no longer working out. For whatever reason couples may decide to divorce, they often have to resolve certain issues before the divorce can be granted. Some couples may find that property division or alimony are the only issues that they need to resolve, but for others, child custody may be the most important thing to be addressed.