When it becomes apparent that you and your spouse are no longer on the same page in your marriage and unable to bridge the gaps, it may be time for you to separate. In those circumstances, even if you are not entirely sure if divorce is the answer, you should make sure your finances are in order to protect your future.
While you and your spouse may have good intentions when you sit down together to discuss child custody during your divorce, it can be all too easy to allow personal feelings to intrude and derail your attempts at an agreement. The South Dakota court system takes the best interests of your child seriously, though, and provides you with some detailed parenting guidelines that may help you stay on track.
Perhaps it's the empty nest, or perhaps you and your spouse have simply grown apart. Whatever the reason, divorce rates for couples over the age of 50 has been on an upward trend for decades. For many of these couples, the issues surrounding the dissolution can be very different from a younger couple with children under 18. Consider these three issues to avoid making costly mistakes.