At some point in our lives, we are all faced with the question of
whether or not to have children. This question is a multi-facetted
question because there are a number of factors to consider when making
the huge decision of whether to have kids or not.
into a pre-made family can be a difficult concept for men who don’t have
children of their own, but even the least parent-minded men can make a
connection with their new step-children with a little hard work and an
When a marriage fails, the couple can move on and raise children together, in some cases, without struggle. But, what happens when a second marriage is started and the new wife wants to have children of her own?
There is a voluminous amount of ‘popular’ literature about issues involving separating and divorcing parents throughout the United States, with much advice. Some examples are included below.
With advancements in reproductive technology, infertile couples are
increasingly turning to artificially assisted conception procedures.
When successful, these procedures can make dreams come true for the
couples, but thorny legal issues arise if the couples divorce.
Weiner used to be a congressman, but after Twitter photos and sexual conversations he held with various women on Twitter went public, he held his head in shame and left his office behind. Despite the huge controversy, Mrs. Weiner did not choose to leave her new husband.
Reese Witherspoon is happily married again and completely in love with
being a mother. Ryan, on the other hand, is waiting DNA results to prove
he is the father to a daughter born with his last name.
According to some of the literature, approximately eighty percent of children reside with their mothers after divorce, and the majority of fathers have little or no contact with the children.
Custody and access arrangements following separation and divorce have been the subject of much child development and divorce research. Beneficial parenting plan options now consider children’s developmental and psychological needs, and provide alternatives for parents, courts and professionals to consider as they decide upon the shape of children’s future relationship with each of their parents.
When married heterosexuals who have children divorce, the parents are automatically presumed to be the legal parents of their children and absent a termination due to unfitness, they retain their rights upon divorce.
Gay male and lesbian couples typically raise children in three contexts. The first is where one of the partners is already the biological parent of a child.