Social media sites - such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, have given us the ability to keep in touch with friends and family, share photos and videos, and much more. Unfortunately, there is a drawback: while social media provides a space to share fun things, it's also a place where negative statements and thoughts can be made in a very public way. These negative statements can become especially hurtful during a divorce.
If you're getting divorced and you and your spouse are both agreeable to the separation, you may want to use mediation to come to agreements and resolve any/all issues. Mediation gives the two of you the option to sit down with a neutral, third-party to work out the details of your divorce yourselves. The mediator is there to help you reach a compromise when the two of you find a point you don't agree on.
Preparing for a divorce is much more work than you might think. This is because the financial issues involved in the process are fairly complex, especially if you or your spouse are contesting the divorce.That's why it's crucial that you take the time to look at your personal finances and prepare yourself for what's to come. In addition to the various court costs and any support (child or spousal) you may need to pay, you may also have the additional expenses of purchasing a new home, buying new furniture, or investing in a new vehicle.
If you're going through a divorce and have young children, the courts will decide both legal custody and physical placement. People often refer to both by the term "custody," but there are actually two different legal decisions here. Legal custody determines who makes major decisions for children, while physical placement determines how parents share time with their children. It's possible the children will spend 50 percent of their time with you, but for your ex to have authority to make major decisions for them.