Family law matters are usually emotional matters. You have to think about how you and your children will be affected by every decision you make. This can put stress on you when you are dealing with something like a divorce or child custody matter. One way that you might be able to address this potential stress is to find out what options you have and what you can expect.
Parents who are going through a divorce have to quickly decide that they are going to work as a team. Trying to fight against each other in matters about the children can set a difficult precedent about how the future of the parenting relationship is going to go. One of the most important things that you need to do at this point is to remember that your children are perceptive. They probably know what is going on.
Whether you're in your 20s or your 50s, if you graduated from a private college and your parents didn't give you a significant amount of help with tuition and room and board, you likely have student loan debt. The average American with student loan debt owes more than $34,000. That's up 62% since a decade ago.
When parents divorce, there are a multitude of custody arrangements to choose from. Which one you choose will depend on your own unique family dynamics and -- most importantly -- what's best for your children.