When going through a divorce in Missouri, it is not only unethical, but it is also illegal to hide assets. And while most would like to think this is not something they would even need to worry about, the truth is that during divorce -- particularly in high-asset divorces -- it is more common than one would think.
With people living longer with higher expectations for what a good marriage really is, more and more baby boomers are filing for divorce. In fact, according to a study that was done by Bowling Green State University, in the last 20 years the divorce rate for couples over the age of 50 has doubled. In 1990 less than one in 10 who were divorced were 50 or older. Now, out of every 10 who are divorced, four are age 50 or older.
Parents end up filing for divorce all the time. They realize their relationship just isn't working out and decide that it'd be better to both raise their children - just not while still married and living in the same home. In many cases, after years of fighting, infidelity and other marital issues, divorce is actually even welcoming.
Over the years, more and more grandparents -- especially single grandfathers -- have been raising their grandchildren. In turn this has meant a loving, caring and supportive home for many children, and has even kept grandfathers feeling younger as they buy things like iPods and plan birthday parties. However, it should be noted that these living situations are family law matters where legal issues can arise.
Many fathers are eager to step up to the plate when it comes to parenting. They are the dads who are there to watch the Little League game and the ones to take their daughter to the park. And while their parenting may be different than a mother's, it is no less important when it comes to the healthy development of a child.
Shared custody can be difficult for children if there is no consistency. This consistency includes house rules at mom's house and dad's house, as well as regular times they can count on visiting and talking with mom and dad. Of course, it's understandable that there may be resentments between both parents after a divorce or break up. But that should not stop parents from working together to provide the best and most nurturing environment for their child to be raised in.
A state's Supreme Court recently ruled a Missouri father does not have any custody rights when it comes to his 10-year-old daughter. It was determined that he should not have child custody rights because he simply waited too long after taking a paternity test to try and get custody of her.