Question: My husband and I divorced a few years ago. At the time, I was back in school and I had primary custody of my kids. Now that I am entering the workforce, I’d like to think about doing a 50/50 custody split. I think it would benefit both me and the kids. Can we do that, or do we have to stick with what’s in the divorce decree?
Divorce is complicated when you have all the facts, but it is even more complicated when you do not. Your spouse may have taken care of the finances throughout the marriage, and now you may not feel confident that you know key facts necessary for an equitable divorce. Adding to the confusion, some spouses try to hide assets during divorce proceedings. How can you know whether or not your spouse is honestly presenting you with all of your assets?
Military personnel and their families face many unique challenges. While a parent going into harm’s way to serve their country can lead to the ultimate sacrifice, the children and other parent (even when they are divorced) must make sacrifices and adjustments as well, particularly when the custodial parent is deployed.