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Does Infidelity Affect a Divorce Case?

child_custody_investigationsAs often is the case, the simple answer is that the answer is almost never simple. Adultery can serve as main cause for divorce; however, how does it impact a case? A splitting couple is likely to exhibit strong emotions. If infidelity is one of the main reasons that a couple is calling it quits, the cheater may wish to make some type of amends when it comes to negotiating the dividing of assets. Likewise, the victim hurt by the betrayal may seek moral victory by requesting more. While infidelity is a crime against one’s spouse it’s frowned upon and not considered out and out illegal in most circumstances.

However, there’s always a but or what if. In this case, infidelity may have financial consequences if a cheater is found to have used common funds to financially assist a mistress, thereby using your money on someone else. Or if you want to breach the physical topic, if a cheating spouse contracts some type of STD and passes it onto an unknowing spouse he/she may be subject to legal action. Read More→

Are Your Priorities Where They Should Be? Who’s More Important, Your Spouse or Your Children?

Having a child or children is a landmark event for any couple. It represents another wrinkle within the series of steps representing  long-term commitment.  Quite obviously, the drastic changes parenting style can shift the dynamics of both an individual and a couple. All of a sudden, or at least within the snapshot time frame of 9-months, everything, which up until that point, revolved around “I” or “us” and once children enter the equation everything is the centered around the children.

Once children come into the relationship, some parents find it natural to sacrifice their own personal interests for the betterment of the children and what the child’s needs are. Clearly, children rely on their parents for the safety and security in creating a stable & nurturing environment. In fact, recognizing and adapting one’s priorities for the betterment of one’s child, rather than placing the onus on yourself, is not only necessary its a tell-tale sign of maturation.

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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce or mediation can be an excellent alternative to a traditional contested divorce. Its primary goal is to evaluate a couple’s situation, both their finances and children, and determine an agreement that is in the best interest of all parties involved, placing a strong emphasis on the well being of the children.

If you and your spouse are willing to reasonably negotiate a divorce settlement that could include distribution of finances (property/child support /alimony etc.), avoiding the stress and adversarial nature of the courtroom may be the best route.

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Prove That Your Ex is Using Drugs for Child Custody

Divorce can be a very trying and stressful experience, due in large part to the number of unexpected changes that take place in one’s life as a result. If you have children with your former spouse, the process can be further complicated. In an ideal scenario, joint custody occurs between responsible parents whose main objective is the well-being of the child/children.

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Modifying Your Child Custody Order

Child custody can be a very tricky situation. Ideally, despite the fact that you and your ex are no longer in a relationship you and your partner/ex-partner can come to a custody agreement that serves the best interest of your child/children. However, what happens once that initial custody agreement is in place and the circumstances/principles of the agreement are altered?

Once again, under ideal conditions, a new or modified agreement would be reached to reflect these changes.  Sometimes changes such as these can be necessary because the environment a parent provides becomes inadequate or detrimental to the well being of the child/children over time.  If a parent presents a negative living environment for his/her child, there is also a good chance that he/she is unwilling to admit it, therefore making it difficult to bring about the correct changes to the child custody agreement.

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