While celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner are making inroads for the acceptance of the transgendered into U.S. society, the reality is that transgendered parents may still face significant discrimination when it comes to family court and custody issues. If you're transgendered and a parent, this is what you should know.
Not everyone is in agreement about the transgendered.
Historically, the transgendered have been labelled everything from perverse to mentally ill. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
Failing to pay child support is a crime; apart from monetary fines, a convicted offender faces up to six months in jail. This is unfortunate because, apart from the inconvenience and discomfort of jail, such a sentence may make it more difficult for you to meet your child support obligations. If your partner sues you for failing to pay child support, your mere protests of being unable to do so will not help you.
Child support negotiations are some of the most controversial issues during divorce proceedings. Just like other aspects of your divorce, you will be better off making an out-of-court agreement than taking the issue to the judge. Use these four major tips to sail through the negotiations:
Consider Extra Expenses
The mandatory expenses, such as school fees and rent, aren't the only expenses you need to raise a child. Other expenses may not be necessary, but you need to take care of them as far as your child's best interests are concerned.
If you are considering getting married but you are wondering what you can protect with a prenuptial agreement, the best person to consult with is a divorce lawyer. There are many benefits to using a prenuptial agreement before you wed, and the lawyer can create the written agreement for you.
Everything that you take into the marriage can be protected, along with things accumulated after. Here are some things that you should talk with the lawyer about that you may not know you can protect.
Making arrangements for the care of your children in the event of dire circumstances isn't just good parenting, it's also good planning. No one can predict what the future will bring, but you can take steps to ensure your children are well cared for even if you can't be there to do so. Establishing a legal guardianship while you're still able to make those decisions will ensure that someone you trust is given responsibility for raising your child once you're gone.