Family law

Family law

protecting men’s rights in a divorce. Other than that, it is also important to know about the things to expect in a divorce courtroom so that you can psychologically prepare yourself for the same, including the division of matrimonial property. Here is what you need to know about Family Law and most specifically in divorce situations:

  • Alimony
If one partner was benefiting from the marriage in terms of financial needs, then that support should not be cut. In other words, the higher-earning spouse has an obligation of assisting the lower-earning spouse during the divorce process on a temporary basis.
  • Child support
Child support depends on the well-being of both or either parents, and it is the duty of the court to determine that. For instance, if both parents are earning, the court may establish a reasonable amount of upkeep that every parent should contribute towards the financial needs of the child. The most important thing is that the living standard of the child must reflect that standard he was entitled to before the divorce took the course.
  • Child custody
Child custody means the allocation of parental responsibilities towards the child. It also goes ahead to define specific events in a child’s life and which parent should foresee that. However, child custody is not awarded based on the parents’ interests but rather the child’s best interests. If the child is sufficiently mature, he/she might be allowed to state and independent preference on a parenting schedule. The child’s adjustment to the new home, school, or community must also be considered.
  • Father’s right
Lastly, you’ll agree that in most divorce cases, fathers’ rights have been infringed for one reason or another and mainly pertaining to child custody and child support. Research by psychiatrist and therapists in the past have shown that it is best when mothers are accorded the primary custody of the child regardless of whether the father is the better parent or not. In fact, if the mother has no stable source of income, then the father has to provide for both the child and the mother under spousal alimony. However, that is not the case in the modern legal structure as the rights of a father cannot come second after a mother’s in any written law. Fathers also have equal rights to custody, visitation, and child support.]]>

Family Law