If you have reason to believe your child's other parent may be abusing drugs, you probably have concerns about the level of care your son or daughter is receiving during his or her time with that parent. Maybe your child is young and you worry about him or her finding and potentially ingesting substances he or she should not, or maybe you worry about your former partner driving your child around while under the influence.
Adjusting to a joint-custody arrangement can prove difficult for the entire family. While you have to adapt to spending time without your child, your child has to adjust to life in two homes along with everything that comes with it. While you may at times feel as if you are doing your child a disservice by forcing him or her to shuffle back and forth between homes regularly, you may, in fact, be doing what is best for his or her emotional well-being.
Individuals in Pennsylvania may be interested to learn that a woman was allowed to serve divorce papers using Facebook when she was unable to locate her husband by other means. After attempts to locate the man by phone and email and even a private detective failed, a judge approved her use of Facebook since the man was active on the site.
A "Facebook divorce" is not what happens when someone changes their relationship status on the popular social networking site. Instead, this term applies to the many marriages that ended after one partner found incriminating evidence about the other on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. While information found online can end a marriage, it can also be used by attorneys during a divorce. Pennsylvania residents should be aware of how sites like Facebook might influence divorce and custody determinations.
When couples apply for divorce, they may find the process complex and confusing. They may have to arrange child custody agreements, establish property division and negotiate the terms of the divorce. However, Pennsylvania residents may be surprised to learn that the often-quoted statistic that claims that around 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce is actually inaccurate. According to data from a New York Times blog, the rate of divorce in the U.S. has been steadily dropping for years since its high levels in the 1970s and 1980s.
Even in a somewhat amicable divorce, there is the potential for stress and disagreement over issues such as property division and child custody. Support and guidance can be important for getting through the process, and reliable advice is important where issues such as marital property and jointly-held debts are concerned. It is important to be sure that these issues are considered carefully not only in terms of equitable division but also in terms of the potential implications at the conclusion of divorce proceedings.
To many Pennsylvania residents, a pet may seem like a member of their family, but in the event of a divorce, the courts will treat it as another piece of property. Therefore, an individual seeking custody of a pet may have to negotiate for custody or some sort of visitation schedule. In many cases, a visitation or custody arrangement can be negotiated in a manner similar to a child custody arrangement.