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How joint legal custody can benefit parents

Whether a couple is together when they have a child or not, if they decide that they do not want a relationship with each other, they will have to figure out what to do about child custody. Many parents may feel as though sole custody is a good choice and will seek to obtain this, but others may feel as though joint legal custody is the best option. All types of custody have their benefits, but when it comes to what is in the best interest of the child, joint legal custody could be more appealing to parents battling for custody of their child.

Parenting agreements and information they should include

When people decide to no longer be together, but have a child together, there is a lot to be discussed when they separate. Typically, parents who have to deal with the issue of child custody may be emotional about the situation and can often disagree on a custody arrangement and end up going court to get a resolution. However, they do have the option of figuring things out for themselves and working together to negotiate a parenting agreement that they both feel is fair.

How are military pensions treated in the event of a divorce?

No divorce is easy to go through. Along with feeling emotional about the marriage coming to an end, people may also find themselves having a negative reaction to certain topics that need to be discussed, such as child custody, alimony and property division. When someone in the military decides to divorce their spouse, they should expect some things to be a little different than it is for those who are civilians.

Consider requesting sole custody of your child

It can be an exhausting and trying experience when parents decide to battle for custody over their children. Sometimes, parents may only be doing so because they want to get back at the other parent and feel as though using the child to do so is a good idea. However, there are some instances where a parent seeks sole custody because of the other parent being unfit.

How is property divided in a same-sex couple divorce?

When two people make the decision to get married, they need to be prepared for what can happen should they decide to divorce later down the line. There may be hope that the marriage will last, but in some cases, there is just no reconciling and couples have to move forward with filing for divorce. Despite what some people may think, when it comes to divorce legal matters, same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples deal with similar issues.

What can happen to your home after a divorce

When people get divorced, it is likely that that they will have a number of issues to discuss before things are finalized and each party can move on with their lives. More often than not, couples will find themselves disputing over property division and child custody when they decide to move forward with their divorce. Divorce can be stressful regardless of what topics are discussed, but when it is a high asset divorce, property division may be the one topic that can cause people to get angry and lead to things escalating.

Choosing a custody arrangement that is best for the child

After couples make the decision to no longer be together, whether they are married or unmarried, if they have children together, they will have to discuss the topic of child custody. Some parents may find it easy to come to an agreement about child custody, but not all parents can see eye to eye on this specific matter. When this happens, it is not uncommon for people to get angry and drag out the dispute instead of working to resolve it.