If you’re getting divorced and have any minor children with your spouse, you’ll need to make decisions about what will happen with the kids—or have a judge decide for you. Among the most difficult and emotional issues in divorce involve questions of child custody: where the children will live, how much time they’ll have with each parent, and even details in a parenting plan like where they’ll spend holidays and birthdays.
Child-related issues don’t end with the divorce. Circumstances change, and you may need to go back to court to change or enforce child support or custody orders.
These are complex issues, but it helps to know how the law applies to your situation and how you can reduce the stress and cost of legal fights over your children.