There are several difficult matters that divorcing couples must resolve when they are ending their marriage, from assigning custody of the children to dividing marital assets.
People often overlook the fact that there is a transition between filing for divorce and being divorced. During this time, the bills still need to be paid and parents need to figure out how to parent when they are not living together.
When facing a divorce, concerns over custody are daunting. For fathers who have worked long hours to support their family, the prospect of losing their child is especially dismaying. When the court reviews a parent for custody it considers many factors contributing to the overall well being of the child.
If you are getting divorced, chances are you will be able (or required) to resolve many divorce-related matters in mediation. Mediation can be a very effective means of settling issues like child custody and property division without having to invest the time, money and energy into litigation.
Raising a child with someone to whom you are no longer married can be an enormous challenge. Over time, however, parents typically adjust and settle into a routine that allows for some peace and stability. That may not last long, though.