A recent commentary noted that while there have been many studies conducted about the impact of divorce on mothers and children, there seem to be few studies in existence about how divorce affects fathers. When studies do involve fathers, it is likely that the study is about the child, rather than the father.
When people marry and settle in a home, they usually do not have any notions about divorcing. In Colorado, married people often begin by building or buying a home and afterwards acquire other marital properties. However, when they decide to divorce, property division can become crucial and divisive, and often neither of the spouses wants to leave the marital home. There are certain things that make it hard for a spouse to leave the house while divorcing. First, the house has sentimental value. Next, some people think abandonment of the house can make it hard to claim the property in the divorce proceedings. Finally, the spouse who leaves the house may fear that doing so will also cause them to lose custody of any children of the marriage.
Here in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and in many areas of the nation, there is a chance that after parents have decided to divorce, but before theyparents sign child custody and financial agreements, they will share the custody of their children while still . That is, living under the same roof. That can prove to be a challenge because divorce separates a married couple, and both of them may feel awkward about sharing the house that they lived in together whileen they were married. Shared parenting time can be difficult, especially whileafter going through an emotional process such as divorce. However, both parents should remember that their children are with them and they should not have to bear the woes of seeing their divorced parents bickering with each other.
To help families recover from the expenses of adoption, the government provided tax credits aimed at adoptive parents. Sadly, a recent Internal Revenue Service review is adding to the stress and expense, and the adoptive parents that the government was trying to help are not happy.