Divorce is a difficult time for any family, especially if the parties could barely stay civil with each other. There’s the issue of physical, emotional, and even financial abuse that must all be dealt with and divulged especially if someone has broken Family law rules and will be brought to court. Not only is everything under scrutiny during the divorce proceedings, but also during trials for legal custody over children. It’s dirty, messy and painful.
In the middle of it all, the children are the ones who suffer the most. It’s difficult for young kids to wrap their head around the idea that their moms and dads will no longer be living together in the same house. What’s more, in some cases, they won’t be allowed to see one of them, depending on the judge’s decision. There are family law rules that are applied in these cases, and each side will have a lawyer to defend their case.
When it comes to divorce settlements, it usually boils down to making sure that the father supports his children. Sometimes, the court has to set a specific amount for child support and have the Dad sign it in the presence of a lawyer. This contract is legal and binding and can be used to sue him in the future if he doesn’t comply. As much as the court would like to believe in the goodness of people’s hearts, spouses who have separated often act differently – even towards their children. Family law rules were created to protect children in such circumstances.
Once a couple decides to file for divorce, they should immediately contact their respective lawyers to make everything legal. While it is true that by this time, one of the parties may have already moved out, the kids are normally not informed until the application for divorce has been filed in court. Depending on their ages, the parents talk to their kids and explain the situation in a way that they would understand. The children are also given hints that they would be staying with either Mommy or Daddy – or would be living here and there at certain times.
Apart from child support and legalizing the separation, divorce lawyers are also instrumental in making sure that there is no aggrieved party in the divorce settlement. Couples who are dividing properties and belongings can be mean to one another out of bitterness, but lawyers step-in to make sure that the division is just and reasonable. In some cases, men just let their former wives choose what they want and give it to them. If the man is well off and has a business or company, it is easy for him to buy new things.
Some divorces are resolved amicably and there are former couples who remain civil and friends after a while. It’s the kids that need to be monitored while everything is in transition. This is the time too when they need love and support.