Happy New Year

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 the children.

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.