As many are aware going through a divorce the courts often favor the mother, this predates back to the days when men were out working and providing for the families while the women were home looking after the children. Although the times have changed with both parents needing to work in most cases to support their families, even with these changes to our society, the courts still favor the mothers. You'll see this situation play out especially in child custody battles. Some father's okay with giving up their children and paying child support, however some are devastated by having to give up custody of their children and having to pay child support and spousal support.
In almost all divorce cases the emotions are high and you'll feel the world is against you when the judge awards custody to the mother. In most cases the judges will award physical custody to the mothers and offer joint legal custody, judges feel that the children spend more time with their mothers therefore are more inclined to offer custody of the children to the mother, although it's not unheard of for the father to get physical custody it is sometimes awarded depending on the situation. Even if you don't get physical custody of the children the courts will want you to be a part of your children's life. You'll need to put your emotions aside and do what's best for your children.
Although your emotions maybe high, you'll want to have the divorce settled as quickly as possible the Atlanta divorce lawyer you hire for your case will work with your spouse's attorney to figure the best way to settle the case, let them. It's in your best interest to not be spiteful, because if the case goes to litigation it could get very expensive for all parties involved. Even if you have hatred for your spouse during this time, it's best you remain calm because you'll still need collaborate with her in the future, especially if you have children.
Avoiding litigation at all cost will be beneficial for you and your spouse, you and your spouse can decide to work things out and decide on joint custody without the divorce attorneys needing to participate if you're still on friendly terms with your spouse. One of the most devastating issues for the children is to see both parents constant fighting, this will also do wonders for the morale of the children involved as well.
In most cases you'll need to decide on what's important to you before while going into a divorce, and you can negotiate with her on those terms. For example if child custody is important to you, and you want shared custody you can offer additional assets or support payments to ensure you get the most important issues of the divorce handled. It's best for the both of you to have an amicable divorce as well, after all this was the women you married for a reason, if you didn't appreciate her at all, you would never have been married. SO sometimes you'll just have to bite your tongue and be the bigger man, and try to work the issues out.
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