When two parents are not married at the time a child is born, the father of the child may not automatically receive parental recognition or rights. In fact, the father may not enjoy many parental rights at all until he claims parentage through a declaration of paternity. Declarations of paternity are voluntary and assign parental rights to a father once completed.
If you signed a prenuptial agreement with your wife before the marriage and she is challenging it as you divorce, you may be wondering if she actually has a case. The reality is that sometimes, yes, prenuptial challenges are invalid and do not succeed.
If you face divorce and believe that the property division negotiation may include spousal support, it is important to understand the factors that a court may look at to determine fair terms. Spousal support may differ significantly from couple to couple, and is not generally an area of the negotiator that a court allows a couple to completely dictate on their own, although a court may consider spousal support terms that a couple negotiates together.
Every couple who chooses to get married should at least consider a prenuptial agreement, for their own sakes and for the sake of their marriage. While many couples still think of prenuptial agreements as something for those remarrying or dealing with significant resources (and they certainly are), the protections that a prenuptial agreement offers may prove invaluable to any couple, no matter who young they are or how few resources they currently possess.
When separated or divorcing parents face difficulty creating a parenting plan they both can both agree on, they may have more options than they realize. The court is primarily concerned with the best interests of the child, but prefers for parents to design a parenting plan that works for them and also places the best interests of the child as the highest priority. if a couple cannot reach a fair agreement otherwise, they may consider using family court services' mediation to work out a parenting plan they can both agree to.