Do you remember the movie Jerry McGuire? At the end of the movie, Jerry got it all wrong as he sealed the deal with Dorothy Boyd (Renee's character) when he uttered those cringe-worthy words, "you complete me."
Since the amount of child support one is required to contribute is formulary and based on statutory guidelines, it stands to reason then that modification of child support would be requested when there is a "substantial change of circumstance."
How many of you would consider sharing a checking account with your ex after the divorce is final? I'm not just talking about the joint bank account, where only specific funds are deposited and withdrawn for spousal and child support monies. I'm talking about a truly shared account.
Unlike many other divorce and relationship experts, I don't believe that it's necessary to abstain from all relationships until you have emotionally recovered from your divorce. Instead, I recommend that divorcees jump headfirst into a rebound relationship.
For those of us divorced with kids, we face a recurring question that keeps us up at night: Is my child going through a normal adolescent stage or is his behavior due to the fact that his dad and I are not together?