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Major life events and divorce

There are many different major life events that can occur to a couple in the years after they get married. Some of these events can generate a fair amount of marital stress and thus have the potential to have significant impacts on a marriage. Some examples of major life events that can affect a marriage in big ways include:

  • Job changes.
  • A couple having to live apart for a long period of time for work reasons.
  • Becoming empty-nesters.
  • Serious illness.
  • Infidelity.
  • Traumatic events.

Could normal routines help keep kids away from sugary drinks post-divorce?

What terms are in a custody arrangement could have long-lasting impacts on a divorcing couple's children. Thus, when in proceedings or negotiations aimed at reaching such an arrangement, it is important for parents to keep in mind their children's bests interests and what sorts of things could impact these interests. Attorneys can provide divorcing parents with guidance on what sorts of factors it will be important to take into account when trying to hammer out a child custody arrangement given their particular family circumstances.

One thing that it can be important for parents to be mindful of when trying to come up with a child custody arrangement is what effects the specific terms of the arrangement will have on the ability to maintain normal routines for the kids post-divorce. How much normal routines are able to be kept for children after a divorce has the potential to impact many things. A recent study indicates it might have effects on a child's dietary habits.

The military divorce rate in 2014

If a person or their spouse decides to pursue a divorce, what the person's occupation is can sometimes have some significant impacts in the divorce case. This is particularly the case if the person's occupation is serving in the military. One reason is because divorces involving individuals who are in the military have their own special rules and procedures associated with them. Another is that military life has many unique concerns associated with it, and this can raise some particular issues in a divorce.

Thus, simply put, a military divorce can be quite different from a divorce between two civilians. Thus, if a military member or a spouse of a military member is thinking about divorce, they may want to talk with an attorney who is knowledgeable of the particulars of military divorces about their situation, what sorts of divorce preparations they could be making and what pursuing a military divorce involves.

Split custody and child support in Louisiana

Much of the time, in custody cases involving divorced parents who have multiple children, all the children are put under the same sort of child custody arrangement. However, this isn't always the case. Take for instance, split custody. Split custody occurs when each of the two divorcing parents is given sole custody of or named the domiciliary parent of at least one of their children. Thus, generally, in split custody, a parent will only have some of their kids in their custody, with the others being in the custody of their ex. 

When divorcing parents hold split custody of their children, it can create some complexities when it comes to other legal issues regarding the kids. One such issue is child support. Louisiana law puts some special rules in place regarding how child support is to be determined in child support proceedings involving parents who have a split custody arrangement. 

Study: health care professionals have lower divorce likelihood

A person's work can affect them in many different ways. Thus, what happens in a person's professional life can sometimes have implications for their personal life. In some instances, work-related problems may even lead to a marriage weakening to the point where a couple decides to divorce.

One assumption that many have is that the more stressful and time-intensive a person's job is, the greater their chance might be of getting divorced. One field that is often associated with long hours and high amounts of stress is the health care field. Thus, one might expect that health care professionals would have a higher divorce likelihood than average. However, a recent study indicates that the opposite may be the case.

Is winning an Oscar bad for the marriage of an actor/actress?

The Academy Awards will be happening this Sunday. Thus, that evening, many people here in Louisiana will be focused on their TV, watching famous actors and actresses receiving awards.

When watching the lucky winners receive their awards, one question some TV viewers may have is: Will winning the award ultimately prove to be a bad thing for the actor/actress? This is because there has arisen in the public consciousness an idea that there is an "Oscar curse," that winning an Academy Award increases the likelihood that an actress/actor will have future difficulties in their professional or personal life.

When does a Louisiana spousal support order start?

There are many different requests divorcing individuals sometimes make to a court during the course of a Louisiana divorce. For one, sometimes, a divorcing person will ask a court to grant them a spousal support award.

If a court decides to grant a spousal support request an individual made, it generally will issue a spousal support order laying out the terms of the spousal support.

Obligations of parents with joint custody towards each other

Not all divorces of parents with children under 18 result in the same type of child custody arrangement. There several different main types of child custody arrangements. One of these types is the joint custody arrangement.

This is when both parents are granted custody of the child. In joint custody arrangements in which both physical and legal custody is held jointly, both parents will have a variety of different rights regarding the physical custody of the child and decisions related to the child.

Stepfamilies increasingly common in the U.S.

There are many different types of families here in America. One type that has become more and more common over the past few decades is the stepfamily.

This can be seen in statistics on the issue. In 1960, stepfamilies made up a mere 13 percent of families. In 2014, stepcouples made up 40 percent of all married couples with children. Having a step-relative is remarkably common now, it's estimated that around two-thirds of people do. 

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