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Are you thinking about divorce? Think again. Is it really worth it?

For anyone who thinks divorce is a free pass to freedom and a carefree, long and happy life, think again!

We won't even speak about the pain resulting when Divorce rears it's ugly head, issues present themselves that no one should have to contend with, issues such as:

Families taking sides, lining up and making comments or threats.
Friends that sometimes pull away when they are put in the position of taking sides and would rather not even to be "involved." This is sometimes devastating in addition to the recent loss of being left alone and feeling totally unnecessary.

In defense of the "friend," choosing between two friends can be a very difficult position in which to exist. Choosing to disappear from the scene, seems to be the only option.

SOME OF THE RESULTS OF THE DECISION TO DIVORCE:

The resulting pain, not withstanding, the home environments change...

A wife may have to return to work.

A husband may have been supporting the family before, but if he is the "leaver," he may be forced to take a second job, in order to maintain a new place to live. (Unless the leaver is a fornicator and is planning to mooch off of their co-conspirator, then they deserve each other.)
Otherwise, the leaver will have to pay, at a minimum for:

  • An additional home
  • Food
  • Utility bills
  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Maybe an additional vehicle
  • Possible childcare costs if he/she has custody when working
  • Alimony may be a reality, also.
  • And after the spoils are divided up, both will most likely, have half of what they owned before, that means the home entertainment system, the boat, the pool and whatever amenities are important to them.
  • Savings will most likely be a non-issue.
  • All of these issues can "break the bank."
  • Retirement dreams become a myth!
SOMETHING OF NOTE FOR WOMEN:

More and more today, if the woman is making a generous amount of money in her chosen position, and her spouse has primary custody, she, not the man, may be charged to pay child support. (The Women's Rights Movement has come to roost.)

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Several Reasons For A Divorce And The High Demand Of Divorce Lawyers In Rural Areas

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The state of Utah has important guidelines and statutes concerning child custody and the making of a custody and visitation schedule. These laws are found in Title 30 of the Utah Code. Any parent who is involved in a custody situation needs to know these laws and decide how they impact the making of their personal custody and visitation schedule. Here is an overview of some of the statutes that parents may want to consider.

1. A joint custody schedule. Chapter 3, Section 10 of Title 30 contains information about how the state views joint custody. The state has a law that it considers a joint custody schedule in every custody case. This doesn't mean that joint custody is awarded in every case, only that the court will consider it. If either parent wants a shared custody arrangement, they need to make a plan that includes a schedule of parenting time and custody. They should also be prepared to explain how a joint schedule is in the best interest of the child. If a parent does not want this type of custody, they need to prove to the court that this type of arrangement is detrimental to the child.

2. How custody is awarded. The biggest part of the visitation schedule is which parent has custody and which parent has visitation. In Utah, if the parents agree on who has custody, the court will approve it. If the mother and father are not able to agree, the court will decide on the custody schedule. The judge will look at the moral character of each parent and will also choose the parent who is more likely to encourage the child to develop a relationship with the other parent.

3. Input from the child. Section 10 allows the court to consider the preference of the child when making the custody and visitation schedule. The opinion of the child is heard, but it isn't controlling nor is it the only factor that affects the schedule. The preference of children age sixteen and over is given more weight, but again, it doesn't mean that the schedule will reflect exactly what the child wants.

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