Although most couples expect a marriage to last a lifetime, the reality is that changing interests, diverging careers and a number of other reasons often end up contributing to the end of the marriage. This period of terminating the marriage often is one of confusion and uncertainty-while once a person's life was going down a set path with a partner, now that person may have no idea where they are going to live and how they are going to manage to go to work with children. These are just some of the family law issues that arise in a divorce that can seem overwhelming for a Louisiana resident.
Last week's post discussed parenting plans and how having one in force can help parents maintain an agreeable child custody, decision and visitation schedule and establish a routine that everyone can rely on. But summer vacation is upon Louisiana residents and that means child custody arrangements change, depending on the type of situation one is in.
One of the issues critics of the shared parenting movement have is that rather than focus on what is in the child's best interests, the focus moves on to how to treat parents equally and this is not always best for the children. Proponents of it, however, claim that having equal access to both parents is in the best interests of children, but not all families are the same. Louisiana residents going through a divorce know their individual circumstances better and may want to work out another child custody arrangement.