Even though the summer is supposedly one of the more carefree times of the year for adults and children alike -- a time devoted to backyard grilling, outdoor living and much-anticipated vacations -- it can sometimes prove to be difficult for divorced parents.
The unfortunate reality is that lower income, noncustodial fathers often find themselves facing a societal bias when it comes to child support, meaning many people naturally assume that they will either have trouble making payments or fail to provide any support whatsoever.
There is an unfortunate tendency to view addiction as something of an all-or-nothing proposition in the area of family law, meaning many people mistakenly assume that they will have no chance of securing any sort of custody or visitation rights in a divorce due to the existence of an underlying substance abuse problem.
It's understandable how a couple might get cold feet about the prospect of executing a prenuptial agreement, perhaps viewing this step as being unromantic, unnecessary or perhaps even unusual.
For the last few months, our blog has spent some time discussing how and why parental rights are terminated here in Minnesota. Our purpose in doing so has been to debunk popular misconceptions and provide those who find themselves in these otherwise difficult scenarios with some much-needed answers.