In previous decades, fathers who wanted custody of their children after a divorce were out of luck. Traditionally, custody of children was typically awarded to the mother. In recent years, however, courts in Arizona and across the nation have encouraged more shared parenting child custody agreements.
Going through a divorce is a challenging situation in just about all cases. However, it gets markedly more difficult when you have a small business. You have to worry about your personal life but you also have to think about the business and the employees who depend on the company for an income. Balancing this can take a lot of work.
The complicated issues involved in the end of a marriage often include child custody, property division and support payments. However, it seems that fewer millennials are buying homes or having children, so these are not necessarily the family law issues that cause conflict during divorce. In fact, arguing over the fate of the family pet is becoming a more common and often fierce battle between Arizona spouses who are ending their marriages.
Ideally, when Arizona parents separate they should put their differences aside and work together to find a custody arrangement that creates a stable environment for their children. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Child custody battles are common these days, including among celebrities. Parents often think they're helping children by sparking these disputes, but the children only suffer from these battles.
These days, more and more couples are deciding to end marriages later in life. In the last 30 years, the divorce rate for couples age 50 or older has more than doubled. Known as gray divorce, this late-life separation presents unique challenges for senior adults who find themselves suddenly single. Ending a marriage so close to retirement age can have a devastating financial impact. The following advice may be helpful for those in Arizona who find themselves in this situation.