When it comes to your child's health, there are few things higher on a parent's priority list than ensuring that their child's health is in a good place. When a child has an unforeseen medical emergency, injury or illness, it can be a stressful time for all involved. As a parent, you can feel helpless if your child is suffering a medical incident and you are at the mercy of healthcare to make them well again. When you are sharing costs for raising a child in separate households, how are those expenses handled between the parents?
Marriage comes with the joining of two people's lives and likely everything that comes with it. However, divorce is literally the opposite of that process. It's the disjoining of lives and the process of becoming a single person again. It can be done, and it can lead to a positive result with the right effort.
Maybe you gave birth to your child knowing full-well you and your child's father would be co-parenting from separate households. Or maybe a custody arrangement is new, as you and your child's parent are getting a divorce. Maybe you just found out that you are the father to a child. Either way, a child custody arrangement is something that can and should be determined, with the best interests of the child in mind.
Our state has come under scrutiny for some of their divorce and marriage laws. However, these decisions are traditionally left the state, so it is within the state's jurisdiction to decide the laws on these matters. There are currently 12 grounds for divorce here. A bill has been authored that would include one more, if approved.