Dividing property can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce -- particularly if you don't have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place. It's always best when couples are able to agree on their own, with the help of their attorneys, how to split their assets, or what's known as the "marital estate." That's the property and other assets that a couple acquired during their marriage.
Ending a marriage is not an easy task. No matter how long you have been married, divorce means separating two lives, which can be as messy as it sounds. The situation can become even more difficult if you have children or assets that you look at as you would a child, such as your business.
No matter how detailed your custody agreement is, if you and your co-parent are sharing custody of your children after divorce, there will be times when the parent who's supposed to have the kids on a designated day (or days) can't fulfill that commitment. Work and other family obligations sometimes make it impossible to care for the kids when you're supposed to.
The ramifications of the recent federal government shutdown may last for some time for furloughed employees and their families. Among those who could face legal issues in addition to financial ones are parents who pay child support.