Having a child means many things to parents in California and elsewhere. For the most part, it means taking on the role as a caregiver and providing the child with his or her emotional, physical and financial needs. This needs still need to be met whether parents are together or not. Thus, during the divorce process, parents often need to address issues such as child support.
If there were a full-proof secret to successful parenting, every parent in California and across the globe would likely want to buy into it. The reality is that not only is there no guarantee that you will navigate your parenting journey without problems arising, there's actually a greater chance that challenge and struggle may be par for the course. Every family has its ups and downs. Certain situations weigh more heavily on the downsides, such as divorce.
It often is not clear how expensive it is the raise a child until one has one. As a unit, parents are able to fulfill these needs, but when divorce occurs, this can put strain on this need. Because a child's financial needs must be met whether parents are together or not, divorcing parents might need to consider getting a child support order in place.
Raising a child in California is no easy task. A lot goes into raising a child, and when a parent has sole custody of a child, he or she constantly makes decisions based on the best interests of their child. However, when this decision is to move to a different city or state, there are some considerations to make. While sole custody is established, visitation might exist for a non-custodial parent. Whether this occurs every other weekend, one day a week or one weekend a month, visitation rights might be interrupted by a move. Thus, when a parent seeks to relocate, he or she needs to revisit a child custody order.
We cannot control the way time impacts relationships. For married couples in California, time could mean distance and a union that is no longer built with love. Spouses can grow apart, meaning they have to make some challenging decisions. These choices can be major, as they could impact a family versus just two spouses. When parents divorce, no matter the reason, the needs of the children must take center stage. This is especially true when it comes to their wellbeing and upbringing.