A divorce is a difficult transition for you, your soon-to-be ex-spouse and, perhaps most of all, your children. If you and your spouse are not able to come to an agreement when it comes to who will have custody of your children, a judge may need to decide who has which rights. While you may be dedicated to doing all you can to retain primary or joint custody of your kids, there are some common mistakes that you might make that could negatively impact your case.
If you are going through a divorce and you have a child with a disability, you may be panicked about your future finances, especially if your spouse was the primary wage-earner. Now that he or she has left, you may be finding it difficult to even arrange for care for your child because of the child's disability. That can force you into the position of having to quit your job, putting you on an even shakier financial footing.
If you have physical custody of a child, you may be tempted to go with him or her wherever you feel like moving. Unfortunately, you aren't allowed to take your child outside the country without the other parent's consent. Here are three legal hurdles you will face if you try such a move:
It May Be Difficult to Get a Passport for the Child
For you to leave the country, both you and the child (irrespective of his or her age) must get passports.
If you have been married for a short time and have come to the realization that you've made a mistake, you are likely considering ending your marriage. You may have heard about celebrities getting an annulment instead of divorce and are wondering if you could get an annulment as well. Annulments seem to provide a quicker method of parting ways. Additionally, you may be interested in annulments for religious reasons. To find out if an annulment could be right for you, read on.