In the past, animals were divided like property in a divorce. However, California recently signed a new law that requires judges to consider the “best interest of the animal” in a divorce case. It follows similar laws in Alaska and Illinois.
Almost everyone is on social media in one form or another. The Pew Research Center reports that more than 75 percent of Americans belong to one or more social media networks. In 2019, reports show more than 2.7 billion people around the world will use social media.
Determining a child custody agreement can be extremely difficult. Judges often use the ‘best interest’ standard when making their decision. Generally, a child’s best interest is an arrangement that is safest and most enjoyable for the child.
Your spouse asks for a divorce. Your first instinct is simply to say that you want to get joint custody of the kids. After all, as a parent, you desperately do not want those relationships to fall apart, even if your marriage is over.