Father's rights are a complex issue. During a divorce, many judges in the St. Louis area probably still feel that raising children is "women's work." This can lead to the presumption that when it comes to custody matters, a mother will receive the custody of the children. For fathers, this can mean they must fight to obtain shared custody.
When a divorce occurs here in Missouri, a core problem is often parents who can no longer get along with each other. When they have children, this can be a significant problem. In most divorce settlements, the child custody portion will require varying degrees of interaction and cooperation between the parents.
Often times, participants in a family law case will feel as though the deck is stacked against them. They may feel the judge seems hostile and consistently rules against them. But claiming judicial bias is a very serious charge, as most judges view questioning their impartiality as an attack on the very core of their role as a judge.
There are various aspects to divorce, and family law matters get further complicated when children are involved. There is a lot on the line with kids. Parents' relationships with their children are at-risk. The well-being and emotional stability of the kids is important to protect. And the financial security of the parties is impacted by family law issues and disputes.
A couple of weeks ago, we shared some tips for divorcing parents on how to successfully co-parent their children, even when the parents' relationship is rocky at best. In today's post, we will discuss something few divorcing parents look forward to: the conversation where you tell your children that Mom and Dad are getting a divorce.
If you and your spouse are experiencing significant marital challenges, you may be considering attending couples therapy. Couples therapy can be a very beneficial experience for you and/or your spouse. However, it is important to understand that simply because you are attending couples therapy, your marriage may still end in divorce.
If you and your child's other parent are either currently navigating a divorce or have recently finalized one, you are likely feeling overwhelmed by the process of becoming a single parent. Even if you have a significant support network in your life, it is never easy to transition from parenting with a partner to parenting alone. The challenges inherent in this process may be exacerbated if you and your child's other parent are not getting along at the moment.