Child support is an integral component of divorce and custody disputes, and is typically awarded to the parent who is granted residential or primary custody of a child or children.
Unfortunately, contested divorce cases can be compared to war, with ex-spouses battling it out in the courtroom for child custody, financial support, and the distribution of assets.
Our society is shifting to one that places a high value on the benefits of co-parenting, and non-traditional custody agreements and parenting plans reflect that.
You’ve weighed your options, waited till after the holiday season has passed, and are finally ready to file for divorce.
Divorce cases can become exponentially more difficult if children are involved, since there are issues surrounding child custody, visitation, and support that must be addressed.
After much deliberation, you and your spouse have decided to proceed with divorce.
Agreeing on a child custody plan is one of the hardest components of divorce.