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Job loss and custody matters

Working through a divorce is challenging for a lot of reasons, but considerations involving one’s child are especially hard to deal with. For example, child custody is an especially contentious and emotional topic for many people during their divorce, since their relationship with their child is at stake. Furthermore, other hardships in life, such as the loss of a job, often make it even tougher to work through these matters.

For parents, losing a job is incredibly tough. Whether they are solely responsible for raising a child and providing their child with the resources they need or they have to pay child support, the financial impact of job loss is significant. Moreover, job loss affects child custody issues in various ways as well.

Custody decisions

For starters, courts take a lot of factors into consideration when deciding how to award child custody. If one parent is financially unstable or cannot provide their child with the resources they need after losing their job, this will not help their case. Moreover, if a bitter dispute over child custody arises, it is possible that your child’s other parent will use this against you.

Planning ahead

It is imperative to look toward the future. Some people are able to secure a different job, but the job market is very complicated at this time and some people find themselves out of work for an extended period of time. Do everything in your power to protect your financial security and ensure that you have the resources you need to support your child. Also, review your options and visit other pages on our site to read more about custody issues.

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