If you are going through a divorce and fighting for the custody of your children, you might be wondering what factors go into determining who will get custody of the children. Here are some aspects of deciding custody you should know.
1. Stable Living Situation
One of the first things the court will look at is who is in a stable living situation where the kids can attend their same school and not have to experience too many changes.
If you are unable to work at your job because of a medical condition, you may be approved to earn a monthly benefit from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Once you manage to get through the lengthy and complicated application process, you may be surprised to learn that your benefit amount is not enough to replace the salary from your most recent job. Most people have to earn more income to make ends meet, but the SSA places some limits on that amount.
When you are going through a divorce you are not going to be in a state of mind to take care of legal matters. It is going to be very important that you get the legal representation that you need and deserve. There are many people that decide that they just want to get it over with as soon as possible so they can move on. However, if you decide that you just want it over as soon as possible you may not end up being able to walk away because you may be stuck with financial obligations to your former spouse.
If you have been disabled and have been granted disability compensation, this payment is probably far less than you were used to living on prior to becoming disabled. Trying to live off of this reduced amount of income can present a financial hardship. This is especially true if you have child support obligations to meet on top of your everyday living expenses. Fortunately, your child/children may qualify for derivative benefits, and these payments may be used to offset your child support obligation.