When you get divorced, you have to divide everything up -- including all the household items that you've gathered over the years. That means the furniture, the things in your cupboards and the items that have accumulated in your garage.
You may not be happy to hear this, but today's family court judges seldom side in favor of either the father or the mother in the average custody battle. Most judges want to see a joint custody plan worked out between the divorcing parents. (Failing that, the judge will usually assign one.)
There's a popular perception that domestic abusers target partners that they perceive as "weak." There's some logic in that idea since abusers generally only feel confident and strong when they have control over someone else.
Divorce attorneys have a name for the first Monday following the holiday season. It's been dubbed "Divorce Day" because it's the day the office phones start ringing as unhappy couples commit to a better future. If your marriage is stable, you have no reason to worry. If your marriage has been on the rocks for some time, however, you may have cause for concern.
Do you feel like your dogs are just like little furry toddlers? Is having a cat almost like having a four-footed child?