Divorce is a sensitive, emotionally-charged process. Many people value their privacy and confidentiality, especially during times of duress. This is why it’s important for people who are getting divorced to have that option to disclose the information to whomever they choose. After all, no one likes to be the subject of the latest gossip going around your social circles, or the water cooler.
The presence of domestic violence or abuse in a home can greatly jeopardize the safety and well-being of a child. For this reason, family law courts will often be quick to act to ensure that the child is removed from any immediate danger, and perpetrators of domestic violence jeopardize their parental rights with their actions.
We’ve previously discussed the benefits of mediation extensively, and for good reason. When you and the ex are willing to cooperate or find middle ground, you can both save lots of time, money, and heartache. If mediation is an option, you’ll want to recruit the assistance of a legal professional who can act as your family divorce mediator.
Getting to a finalized, concrete custody agreement can be an arduous process. It often involves months of back-and-forth between parties, lengthy legal proceedings, and emotionally-charged disputes or arguments when parents don’t see eye-to-eye. Once the dust finally settles, the family law courts hope that the established plan promotes the health, well-being, and interests of the child as well as the parents.