It happens all the time. He’s unfaithful. She needs to decide whether to leave him or stay for the sake of the kids. Marriage is not easy. But, as someone who lived through this as a kid, let me tell you this: staying for the sake of the kids is the WORST thing you can do for the kids. Here are five reasons why: Continue reading
A custody battle can be a dog-eat-dog affair. This is especially true when the battle is over the household pet. Litigation over pets has seen a significant rise in the past couple of years. Unfortunately, to the dismay of most litigants, pets are not viewed as members of the family but rather merely as property in most states. Steven May recently wrote in “Who Gets Custody of Pets in A Divorce” that “[w]hile it’s safe to say that most “pet parents” would disagree and see their companions as true members of the family, that view has no standing in court.” Continue reading
Whenever a married couple with minor children of the marriage divorces, custody and visitation become an issue. From the very beginning, the Delaware Family Court makes it clear that the best interests of the children are of utmost importance. For instance, the Court requires that both parents sign an Affidavit of Children’s Rights. The affidavit outlines several rights, including the right to a continuing relationship with both parents, regular consistent contact with both parents and the ability to express love for one parent without fear of disapproval from the other. Continue reading
These suggestions are to help you and/or your children in this time of mental stress and emotional strain.
1. Think first of your child’s or children’s present and future emotional and mental well-being before acting. This will be difficult because of your feelings, needs, and emotions but try, try, try. Continue reading