If you are getting divorced, there will be days you will not feel like going to work. But the fact that you have separated from your spouse or are getting a divorce should not affect your job security. In other words, hopefully you won't get fired because your boss finds out you have filed for divorce.
If you are considering divorce or are in the midst of a proceeding, it is likely that will be ordered to attend a settlement conference. Similar to mediation, a settlement conference is an opportunity for the parties to sit down and get to the heart of the issues to see if any of them can be resolved.
A successful co-parenting relationship may be the furthest thing on your mind as you prepare to get divorced, but it should be. Family court judges in Washington have an expectation of divorcing parents, and those who do not live up to it run the risk of jeopardizing their ongoing relationship with their children. Even worse, the children may be permanently affected by the ongoing war between parents.
When you are going through divorce, one of the most important things you can do is behave yourself. Behavior is a major contributing factor to some divorce disasters, such as having public meltdowns that leave you legally liable for something. This behavior is unacceptable and can lead to more problems for you, and your wallet, as you proceed through divorce.
Most fathers who are assigned a child support obligation may think that they are paying too much. After all, the obligation may not always reflect the cost of diapers and formula, clothing and of course, the costs surrounding transportation. And depending on how old a child may be, the inconsequential costs continue to add up.