It's always a nice idea to think that you and your ex-wife will go through a divorce and one day be able to work together to co-parent your children. And while for many this may be true, the truth is that in some situations your ex-spouse will continue to be hostile well after a divorce and make it difficult for you to deal with their antics and raise your children together.
When an unmarried new father is hailed into court, the rulings usually involve financial determinations, not the role he will play in the child's life. One judge in Minnesota found that too often, even men who contributed financially faded from their children's lives. The same judge found that additional efforts need to be made to ensure that unmarried fathers uphold parenting obligations.
When two parents divorce, there are a number of agreements that need to be reached. But, when the parents of a special needs child go through a divorce, even more complications can arise. However, with the right planning when going through the divorce, the future can become a lot less frustrating both for the parents and the child.