For many people, the idea of going through a divorce seems impossible, even if they're unhappy with their current situation. Why? Finances.
Families are made up in many ways, from those raising their own biological children to those who are raising their grandchildren as their own children. Whether you're a young parent or old parent, don't have children yet or plan to have kids in the future, adoption may still be on your mind.
Kids often have a hard time when they have to go through a divorce with their parents. Sometimes, they feel like they have to take sides, especially if the parents haven't been good about avoiding conflict, and instead, fighting in front of their children.
You have been with your spouse for over a decade, but you weren't surprised when they approached you for a divorce. Over the last few years, they've become unhappier by the day. You don't believe it came down to anything you did or didn't do, but instead, was because they wanted to move on.
In an interesting move by the current presidential administration, religious adoption and foster-care providers have received protections. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently granted one faith-based agency in South Carolina a religious exemption, which could impact other agencies across the country.
Being married is not easy. There needs to be a lot of give and take, sacrifice and emotional support for each other. When a marriage struggles, you have the option of seeking help from a therapist. When this doesn't work and things continue to go downhill you need to start considering divorce. Be on the lookout for these warning signs of divorce in your marriage.
Grandparents do not automatically have the right to spend time with their grandchildren as a general rule of thumb. The parents must approve of the grandparents' visitations in order for them to occur. Nevertheless, in certain unique scenarios, a Texas family law court might intervene to ensure that the children can spend time with their grandparents.
When you're preparing for your divorce process, if you and your spouse have children together, you shouldn't simply move out with your children – no matter what kind of agreement or arrangement you've made with your spouse. Any kind of preemptive move (either away from your children or with your children) from the primary residence may not bode well for you during your child custody proceedings.
Military spouses put up with a great deal of hardship. They're often tasked with taking care of house and home all by themselves while their spouses are away on overseas missions. Not only must these spouses endure loneliness, lack of companionship and the need to do everything themselves -- but they will also worry about whether their spouses will make it home alive.
We grow up in the United States watching rom-coms and reading fantasy tales about true love and "happily ever after.'' Then, when we find Mr. or Mrs. Right, we feel like it's our turn to experience this kind of fairy-tale romance. Unfortunately, the reality is usually a lot different from our fantasies.