It is typical these days that parents getting divorced share custody of the children. It is also common for the parents to split up the time kids spend with each parent. Traditional plans can be weekdays at one parent who lives by the schools and weekends with the other. Some parents favor an equation alternating blocks of days that can mean parents will not have the same blocks two weeks in a row.
A University of Minnesota professor made national news in September when a jury convicted him of three felony charges. The 57-year-old man was guilty of falsification of the amount in one retirement account and the omission of the existence of another account in efforts to cheat his wife out of an equitable share of the couple's assets. As we pointed out at the time, the wife stood to lose an estimated $353,649 if he had been successful in his scam to perpetrate a fraud on the Court while he cheated his wife.
Postnuptial agreements can be quite helpful in a number of ways. Some couples look at a postnup as a way to marriage because it can create a solid financial plan that outlines responsibility and obligation of both parties. Conversely, couples who are contemplating divorce may want to put together a plan of how the divorce process would be done, thus mapping out what the divorce would look like.
Your divorce will have a significant impact on your children. Even when two parents are amicable and willing to work together on a custody order that will work well and benefit the kids, the youngest members of the family can have a difficult time with this transition. There are things you can do to protect their well-being and ease the difficulty of this complex process.
Undoubtedly, you expected to have some rough times in your marriage. Even the most solid relationships suffer through difficult patches, and those troubled times can either strengthen or damage the bond that a couple shares.
Most spouses would say, that on their wedding days, they had no intention of getting divorced. In fact, it is reasonable to assume that a bride and groom taking vows expect to remain together for the long haul. Unfortunately, statistics show that this happens only about half the time.
Parents quickly realize that there will be a certain amount of trial and error after the divorce. This even can happen in the most agreeable of situations, but the key is to remain patient and remember the priorities. It starts with creating positive memories for the children. It is best to have a clear set of expectations and arrangements going in. This should be a part of any parenting plan and can help ensure its success.