When Washington parents are unable to amicably negotiate child-related issues in divorce, litigation is often necessary. Custody and other parenting issues can prompt highly emotionally charged situations, as made evident by a current case involving reality TV star, Bethenny Frankel, and her ex, Jason Hoppy. Accusations of abuse and child endangerment are coming from both sides of this case.
Many Washington couples will be getting divorced in 2019. While the overall national rate of divorce has declined, some age groups, in particular those age 54 and above, have doubled the rate at which they have been filing for divorce in the past 20 years. Some parents are concerned about how their decisions to end their marriage will affect their kids and wonder what types of custody and parenting options would work best to help their children cope with their situations.
Washington fans of reality TV show "Jersey Shore" may know that two of the show's stars, Ronnie Magro and Jen Harley, have a daughter together. It has also been widely publicized that the two parents do not always get along so well. In fact, their relationship is often tumultuous, and flare-ups between them have reportedly become violent on more than one occasion. This has apparently caused custody and parenting problems that they are both trying to overcome.
When Washington parents divorce, they must each propose a co-parenting plan regarding any and all custody, visitation and child support issues that pertain to their family. When the court ultimately issues an order, both parents must adhere to the terms. It's always a good idea, however, to keep all relevant documents on hand, as well as contact information for legal support, in case any custody and parenting problems surface later on, as seems to be the case for Jon and Kate Gosselin, the former reality TV stars of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
Many ex spouses, as well as co-parents who have never been married, are currently facing problems regarding disagreements about their children. The Washington family law system oversees all custody and parenting issues when legal problems arise. Reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, is currently facing family law concerns regarding her baby daughter, True Thompson.
Washington fans of the MTV show, "Teen Mom 2" are likely aware that a star of the show, Leah Messer, has been struggling in her personal life. She and her ex have been involved in a custody and parenting case that had to with Messer's mental health state at the time. In 2015, the father of her twin daughters accused her of being unfit, just after she had sought treatment for depression and anxiety issues.
While every divorce is unique because no two Washington families are exactly the same, certain issues are common among those who choose to end their marriages. For instance, in custody and parenting agreements, both parents must fully adhere to court orders pertaining to all child-related issues in their divorce. Failing to adhere can prompt a judge to take action, such as in a case in another state where an arrest warrant has been issued for the father of a 4-year-old boy.
When Washington parents disagree regarding child custody issues, they sometimes seek the court's intervention to help them resolve their problems. One custody and parenting situation has crossed two state lines. The mother and father involved have both accused the other of wrongdoing and have each asked the court to rule in their favors. They each have attorneys acting on their behalves.
Washington fans of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among others who have been following news of their personal lives since they announced their divorce. The former couple has been fighting over custody and parenting issues, unable to agree on what is best for their six children. Making news headlines once again, Pitt has apparently gained the court's favor; in fact, some say the current situation may cause Jolie to lose custody altogether.
"Divorce is easy, " likely said no Washington parent, ever. In fact, most people who divorce expect challenges along the way as they prepare for new lifestyles with their children. Custody and parenting issues are often central focuses of divorce. Parents can avoid much stress if they think ahead and set the tone for amicable post-divorce relationships.