Understanding your expenses after a divorce allows you to look at the property division portion of your divorce settlement in a meaningful way. You may think that receiving the family home is a victory, but understanding the process that you will need to go through in order to pay off the mortgage and refinance while buying out your spouse's share could change your mind.
Parenting isn't easy to begin with; it is much more difficult with a parent who is out to undermine you at every opportunity. This is what most parents who are in the midst of a divorce or custody battle feel like. To address this issue, it is common for one parent to try to cut the other out of major decisions or to limit parenting time because of how combative the other parent can be over the simplest of decisions.
In Missouri, it could happen. It has happened. A man is dealing with just that circumstance after he found out that his daughter, who is only three-years-old, was adopted by the girl's maternal great-grandparents. In most cases, a father would have a right to object to such a transaction, but because he lacked legal documentation of his paternity, it was possible for the mother to set up the adoption without his knowledge or consent.
There comes a time during a divorce that the parents have to decide how to handle the custody arrangements for their child or children. Traditionally, the children went with their mother and the father received "visitation" a few time a month. The mother might have stayed in the family home while the father would move out.
Court proceedings are often confusing to participants. Family law cases involve very specific factual situations that often bring with them very strong feelings. For those involved, it can be difficult to separate the emotional from the legal and they may wind up being frustrated or disappointed in the outcome.