Child custody cases are difficult on everyone involved. The children have to adjust to a new way of life that they might not appreciate very much. There might be times when they are with you that they start to miss the other parent. This is perfectly normal but it can be a shock for you to have to deal with.
One of your major concerns after your divorce is that your relationship with the kids is going to deteriorate. You don't see them as often. You don't live with them every day, and you even worry that they will start to prefer your ex over you.
No engaged couple wants to think about the prospect of separating with a soon-to-be spouse. However, it is vital to remain practical and stay safe in the event things head south. That is why many couples create prenuptial agreements that lay out a fair division of assets in case the marriage ends.
When many hear that word "mediation," they often think of a long, drawn out way of working through differences. Few think of it as a quick-fix solution for resolving them. While certain matters may be so complex that mediation does drag out for an extended period of time, negotiating the end of most people's divorces doesn't require this.
Some of the most difficult cases for family law judges to broker are those that involve one parent petitioning the courts to move away with their child. It's never easy for them to tell a mom or dad that the days of them sharing one week on and another week off is going to come to an end and be replaced by extended visits at spread-out intervals during the year.
If the average American were asked what the leading cause of relationship problems was in the United States, they'd likely admit that it has to do with financial discussions. What many likely wouldn't know is what researchers at SunTrust Bank found out. They determined that one in eight marriages end over student loans.