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Are you and your spouse unable to resolve your disagreements?

Marriage isn't always going to be easy. You and your spouse will no doubt get into plenty of disagreements even if you're in a perfectly loving relationship. That said, couples do need to draw the distinction between healthy marital spats and unresolvable problems that never seem to go away.

Did your marriage end for this reason?

Irreconcilable differences. You've heard the phrase many times while reading about celebrity divorce proceedings. Although you never thought you'd see "irreconcilable differences" written out in your own divorce papers, you always knew what it means. It's the polite or legally appropriate way of saying that two people were incompatible. To put it another way, two people with irreconcilable differences might have been arguing day in and day out, non-stop, for years before they finally decided to call it quits on their marriage.

Do some jobs create more single parents than others?

As it turns out, your choice of profession could have something to do with your future ability to stay married. A study compiled from U.S. Census Bureau data from 2015 looked at divorce rates for people in different career tracks and discovered that certain jobs had seemed to promote their workers being divorced more than other jobs.

Make a plan for revising your parenting arrangements post-divorce

Divorcing parents generally have a lot of freedom when drafting their parenting plans and child custody agreements. As long as a judge agrees that the parenting arrangements are both lawful and serve the best interests of the children involved, the parenting plan will get approved. However, that doesn't mean it will be perfect.

Modifying child custody orders to gain physical custody

Imagine you discover that the other parent has abandoned your child, even though he or she has full physical custody. In other words, the other parent is the custodial parent, meaning the child lives with the other parent, and you're the noncustodial parent who only has visitation rights.

Parenting provisions regarding custody exchanges

Busy Florida parents barely have enough time to go grocery shopping, take their kids to school and get to work on time. Adding into your schedule the need to meet up with your ex-spouse for a child custody exchange can become the straw that breaks your schedule's back -- especially if your spouse is continually late or misses your appointments.

2 factors to think about in your shared custody plan

Shared physical child custody arrangements can be an excellent situation for the parents and the children alike. For one, the arrangements will benefit the children because they'll get to spend more time with both their mothers and their fathers on a weekly basis. Secondly, the parents will both be given a certain amount of break time to themselves when the children are with the other parent.

Information about parental child abduction cases

The most common kind of kidnapping is done by one of the parents of the child. This parent may not agree with the child custody orders and decide to take matters into his or her own hands by taking the child and keeping him or her in violation of a court's ruling. When these instances happen, the law offers the means for the other parent to get his or her child returned.

Under what circumstances can parents lose their parental rights?

A parent could suffer the termination of his or her parental rights under various circumstances. Courts usually will not order the termination of parental rights, however, unless a parent presents some kind of risk to the child, has abandoned the child or is unfit to serve as a parent.

What should I do if my child was taken to a foreign country?

International marriages are more common than ever, and that means that international divorces are also on the rise. These situations get particularly complicated when children are involved -- especially if the foreign spouse decides to take the child outside of the United States and back to his or her home country.

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