If you have heard horror stories about contentious divorces that take years to resolve, you may be lamenting the process of a contested divorce. Indeed, divorce litigation is not for the faint of heart because of how the emotions stemming from a failed marriage can make routine exercises appear vindictive even though they are not meant to be.
No one is immune to the threat of divorce. Divorce may come as a complete surprise to one partner and leave many decisions clouded with heavy negative emotions and feelings of uncertainty. It can be difficult to navigate your way out of a marriage where lives and households have blended together in legal union.
One of the most difficult aspects of a child custody case is determining what each parent feels is in their child’s best interest. You might think you have a grasp of what you think your child needs most, but it’s the court that will make the final decision.
Football coach Lou Holtz once said, “You aren't going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” With steadfast determination that your business was going to succeed, you’ve persevered through the lean and challenging periods. With all your time and energy put into the business you’ve had to make sacrifices—and unfortunately, your marriage was one of those sacrifices.
Be it from a divorce, separation or custody agreement, a child support order can be a complex calculation. In what is already a likely emotional time, how the court arrives at a child support figure can be confusing to both parents, and it’s easy to be left with questions.