Happy New Year to all of my blog readers and clients. It is my sincere
hope that you will resolve your
matrimonial differences in 2018. Perhaps your New Year's resolution can be that both parties
will treat each other with mutual respect and compromise so that your
divorce case is concluded faster and with less expense.
I certainly do not want to lecture; however, if both of you remember the
golden rule it is much easier to resolve differences. Just imagine that
you are the parent that only sees the children every other weekend and
for a dinner visit and imagine how you would feel if that were the schedule
for you. Imagine how you would feel if you were the parent paying
child support or receiving child support.
There are always two ways of looking at every case and it all depends on
your vantage point that you utilize to determine whether it is fair or
unfair. There will always be times where more is necessary but then perhaps
there will be times where only one parent will pay for an expense for
Both parents will need flexibility in the
visitation or parenting schedule. There may be a family milestone, a wedding or special
birthday or anniversary that the child should attend even though it is
not that parent's weekend. There will be times when the children have
activities that may overlap with the parenting schedule.
Let 2018 be the year that both parents move forward and resolve their differences.