You and your spouse are divorcing, and custody is a big issue. This is a common problem, and one with no easy answers. Naturally, the best interests of your child should be of top concern. In fact, this is the criteria that a court will use to make custody determinations should you and your partner not be able to do so. To help you negotiate an arrangement that works best for all involved, consider the factors that the court uses to make these determinations.
You may have seen or heard about people using online DIY divorce services. A claim to a quick, cheap and easy divorce. However, people should use extra caution when even considering this type of method (if at all). As the old saying of buyer beware goes, you usually get what you pay for. Divorce is a very serious life decision and not something that should be taken so lightly that a click of a few buttons can change this legal status.
Almost everyone utilizes some aspect of social media now. Regardless of age, both teens and baby-boomers are rarely seen without a mobile device in hand. From Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and Snapchat, these are more than just ways to communicate with people globally. They are also ways to create a lasting digital imprint of all types of information including your location, what you did on certain days, what you searched for on the Internet and more.
The divorce was finalized last year. You have finally adjusted to a custody and parenting schedule that works well for both you and your former spouse. Most importantly, it seems to work well for your children. Yet suddenly, your former spouse e-mails you and tells you she wants to move back home and out of Washington. This is the last thing you expected and there is no chance of you getting a new job anytime soon. What do you do now?