We mainly write about local Texas or nationally interesting divorce and other family law stories on this blog, but an international story related to divorce is so remarkable that it's worth sharing.
For many men and women, there is this pressure that begins, likely somewhere in their twenties or thirties, that tells them in order to be successful they must get married. Studies have shown that men and women are waiting until they are older to marry, but that trend doesn't mean that society has stopped putting a lot of emphasis on the value of marriage.
When it comes to issues related to family, people can naturally get highly emotional. Many of us recognize that our identities have been built on our family make-up. When someone feels like that make-up or identity is being challenged, they react in strong ways.
In our last post, we discussed celebrity divorce and how infidelity can mean great costs to those who stray outside of their marriage. Just about as soon as the post was published, it seems like the scandalous story about Tareq and Michaele Salahi showed up in the headlines.
When two people grow apart in a marriage it can result in one or both spouses cheating, and it can turn into a bitter and expensive divorce. The person who winds up feeling betrayed can become more demanding in the divorce process and often fights to get more out of the couple's division of property.
When parents go to court to argue a family law issue, it is commonly a very emotional process. A court's decision means the difference between a parent gaining custody over his or her children or not. There is a lot on the line, and when a ruling goes against a parent's wishes, it is not surprising that he or she would be upset.
There is no one tried-and-true way to do a divorce. Not all divorces cost the same, even though some people assume that the legal process will cost them all that they have. If a couple works together and keeps cost in mind, they can end their marriage for a reasonable price. For some, the split might be worth it. It's hard to put a price on starting a new chapter in one's life, free of an unhappy marriage.
Becoming a grandparent is joyous for most grandparents. Although they have raised their own children, grandparents continue to have a vested interest in what goes on in their grandchildren's lives. Often times, when there is a situation where children cannot stay with their parents, it is the grandparents who step in and care for the children, keeping them out of foster care and helping them retain a family connection.
Going through a divorce is difficult for any family, but when child custody is an issue, especially at the start of a new school year, some kids feel extra pressure that could cause them to struggle. Even when divorced parties don't get along perfectly, it is important for parents to come together as much as possible to make sure kids get the support they need, especially during back-to-school time. Kids' lives have to go on, and school is important.