There are many deal breakers when it comes to marriage. This is why many family law attorneys, who have seen many divorces emerge from one spouse wanting a child and the other not wanting a child, say it's important to have these discussions before walking down the aisle. This way everyone is on the same page and there are no surprises.
In many divorce cases men incorrectly assume they will not come out on top and will lost their home, child custody and be forced to pay child support and alimony. But this is simply not true and men have just as much of a right to get what they want out of a divorce settlement as women do.
When a couple chooses to end their marriage in St. Louis, they are not simply declaring the end of a relationship. They are also dividing up their property, whether it is a home, a car, a business or even a collection. While it is very true that equal division of the property often comes down to how much the asset is worth, there is so much more to division than the market value -- especially in the eyes of each spouse.
One of the biggest issues that many couples handle during a divorce is child custody. Usually, both parents want what is best for their children and both want shared child custody. However, sometimes parents have different ideas about what is best. If both parents share custody, they might decide to take a co-parenting approach. This means both parents are active participants in the child's life, even if it is about an event that happened with the other parent.
While many Missouri spouses may like to believe that their second marriage is forever, the truth is those who have already been divorced in the past have an even greater chance of getting divorced again. Additionally, there is also a great risk of being hit financially harder the second or third time around.
Stress and marital fighting caused by money problems and substance abuse are enough of a reason for any Missouri resident to want to get a divorce. Of course, these issues and stressors are ones that could affect anyone. And while it isn't to say all low-income families are arguing over money or dealing with issues related to substance abuse, statistically, these are issues that tend to affect those in the low-income brackets more than those in the high-income brackets.
Divorce can become quite complicated and contentious when children are involved and both parents disagree on child custody matters. Many times this can lead to each parent making false accusations against the other in order to try and paint themselves in a more positive light.
When it comes to divorced parenting, nowadays more and more Missouri fathers are participating in co-parenting with their ex-wives. And while this is certainly greats news for children and dads alike, fathers and mothers both need to be cognizant of the "co" part of "co-parenting."