Some women in Arizona may be glad that many judges continue to award sole custody of children to mothers when marital ties are severed. Others, particularly those who need to work outside their homes to earn a living, say this trend does not benefit women; rather, it confines them to home and impedes their ability to enter the workforce. Advocates for change are suggesting the court should award shared custody in the majority of divorce situations.
A woman who was married for 24 years offered some observations a while back about the gamut of emotions late-life divorce typically evokes in people. She's one of many who secured a senior divorce who wants others to know it's not only possible to survive but to move forward to a new and happy lifestyle. The women say there are several things anyone in Arizona or elsewhere divorcing after age 60 can do to help minimize the negatives and accentuate the positives.
The bond between a stepparent and child is extremely special. If you would like to take on the full responsibility of caring for and providing for your spouse's child, then stepparent adoption could be right for you.
From purchasing clothes for school to buying school supplies and trying to help your child adjust to his or her new schedule, back-to-school time can be especially tough for parents. However, if you are going to be splitting up with your spouse, this time of year may be especially challenging. At the law firm of Kimberly A. Staley, we know how vital it is for parents to do what they can to make the divorce process easier for themselves as well as their children.
Welcoming a new family member is typically an exciting and joyful time in life. Nowadays, many Arizona families choose to do this through adoption. Reasons for adopting vary, from those who wish to provide permanent, loving homes to children in need to those who are unable to conceive children of their own.
Many Arizona families include stepparents. Nowadays, blended families are fairly common, with more traditional, iconic style nuclear families fading fast into the past. Getting married again after divorce, and building strong and happy relationships among step-siblings and/or stepparents can be quite challenging; in fact, sometimes, it leads to problems in other areas, such as existing parenting agreements from prior marriages.