Too many people make the mistake of assuming that because divorce is almost ordinary, it requires little more than some paperwork and signatures. However, this can be an extremely costly assumption to make. While divorce is not new, it is still considered a very complex area of law.
Parents ask themselves and their kids countless questions every day and expect answers. However, there are some questions that need to be answered by a court when parents share custody.
Adopting a child is one of the most life-changing experiences a parent can have. Whether you are adopting a child from another country or one you have already been helping to raise, the process of making the parent-child relationship legal can be overpowering.
In a perfect world, every marriage would be perfect, and every child would be able to experience a loving home where they would be able to benefit from the presence and financial means of their parents' combined resources. For many reasons, this doesn't always happen.
These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. No longer is it assumed that a family consists of a mom, dad and a few children. Today, there are same-sex spouses raising adopted children, unmarried parents raising a child together, divorced parents raising children in a co-parenting arrangement and single parents tackling parenting alone.