Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, especially when a holiday falls on a Thursday. Unfortunately, some parents who are separated from their spouses were not able to spend Thanksgiving Day with their kids. But with the long weekend, there are three more days to relax and spend time with family.
Parents who are facing divorce may be concerned about losing custody and being relegated to “weekend parents,” where they only see their kids on alternating weekends and a spare night during the week. Indeed, Virginia family court judges are charged with making custody decisions based on the factors set forth in Virginia Code §20-124.3, also known as the best interest factors.
One would think that infidelity would be easier in the 21st century, with so many tools available to initiate and maintain clandestine relationships. With text messages to burner phones, phony or temporary social media identities and private online personas, one would think that being caught cheating would be next to impossible.
Divorce can be even more stressful as a stay-at-home parent. If your spouse is the primary earner, you may be wondering if you'll be able to maintain your standard of living following your separation.
The key to a successful divorce is planning. Getting organized and setting things in motion can be easier said than done, especially in the midst of the holidays, which will be here before we know it. It is understandable that the sadness and anxiety that comes with knowing that a relationship is over can be overwhelming. Add that to the unanswered questions of child custody, financial support and property division, and it is no wonder that potential divorcees have a hard time in November and December.