Consider the following scenario: Husband and Wife have been married for 23 years. Husband and Wife still get along but have just grown apart. Husband and Wife get divorced.
If you are facing divorce and are the primary wage earner in the family, you need to come to the realization that you will likely be required to pay temporary spousal support to the dependent spouse pending finalization of the divorce.
Every year around this time I am asked whether it would be appropriate for a parent to receive a reduction or abatement in child support during extended summer visitation when the children are not with the parent who normally receives child support.
Long story short: You file for divorce. After a long and acrimonious battle you go to court and your attorneys finally negotiate a settlement agreement- not the perfect agreement, but one that both you and your spouse can live with
If your child’s other parent was in prison and has now been paroled you may believe that you have a slam dunk case for sole custody. This may or may not be true- it depends on the crime that the other parent committed and the present circumstances.
As a family law attorney in Reno, divorced mother of one, married stepmother of one and mother of whom I will lovingly call the “linking child” (i.e. the child of a second marriage where one or both spouses have children from a prior marriage),
It is so easy to fall into the habit of villainizing, or even demonizing, your ex-spouse, your spouse’s ex-spouse or your ex-spouse’s new spouse.
Co-parenting during the holidays definitely presents some challenges. One such challenge is finding the time-share arrangement that will work for your co-parenting team.