The dust is finally settling and you and the ex are moving to a joint custody arrangement where you both share equal custody of your children. While this approach is often ideal to protect their interests and well-being, the transition itself is not always so easy. This is further complicated by bickering adults, having to adjust to new schedules/lives, having to deal with the sense of loss for the family unit, and more.
The job market has been more volatile than ever before, and many parents have struggled with sporadic or no work. The timing can be challenging for those who are currently getting divorced, as unemployment can enable a parent to be with the child full-time and try to tip the custody battle in their favor.
Divorce is almost always a painful process, especially when infidelity or cheating is involved. This often leads to conflicting emotions and a lot of anger or resentment from one or both parties. Unfortunately, this can serve as a double-edged sword in court because even though such strong emotions are involved, it is important that you try to present yourself as composed and amicable in courtroom hearings, mediation, and other family law proceedings.