The agreements parents reach when they finalize their divorce will likely not work forever. While family courts and parents try to consider the family's future circumstances when establishing these agreements, it is not always possible to predict the future accurately.
Sharing custody of a child after divorce can be a difficult transition for any parent. However, parents and children will eventually find a new normal.
After a divorce, court orders can keep exes connected for years. And often, these orders -- like orders for spousal support -- have financial repercussions on everyone involved. As such, it is important to ensure they remain fair as circumstances change over time.
Laws impacting the Family Law realm of litigation change relatively frequently in the United States, whether it's a new state law changing the treatment of animals in a divorce or a change in how we interpret the best interests of a child.
Parents who share custody of a child know that flexibility can be crucial from time to time. There might be last-minute changes to a pick-up schedule or an isolated instance where parents agree to extend one person's parenting time for a week. Being flexible can be in everyone's best interest and keep a co-parenting arrangement amicable.
Think about the changes that you might have experienced in the last year or so. You might have started or ended a relationship, moved, changed jobs or taken a vacation that changed your outlook on life. If you're a parent, you might have helped your child through changes like new schools, new friends and navigating new life experiences.
It was recently reported that singer Britney Spears and the father of her children, Kevin Federline, are fighting over Federline's request for a modification of their child support order. Sources report that the father is asking for twice as much as he currently receives, and Spears' team has reportedly denied his request.
Imagine you have finalized your divorce agreement, signed off on a custody plan and moved into your own place. You are ready to move forward and put the divorce and all the related issues behind you.
Divorce and moving are two of the most stressful life events people go through; unfortunately, they are not uncommon. In fact, many readers of this blog may be going through a divorce and a move in the same year.