When you are married to your children's other parent, you have a relatively large degree of control over the people your children are exposed to. However, after a divorce, it is typical for that control to decrease. It can be frustrating, as many parents new to this situation wonder if they can block their children from seeing certain people and find out that no, they pretty much cannot.
Domestic violence is a matter to be taken seriously. The statistics from NCADV are shocking; in West Virginia, domestic violence is connected to one-third of homicides. Of women who are killed, someone close to them committed the crime in about two-thirds of cases. As for male victims, about a quarter of men in the United States have been the target of a partner's violence.
One of the most contentious parts of divorce is child support. Although there are formulas to follow in determining each parent's financial responsibilities to the child, they do not account for every possible circumstance. One such factor is college tuition.
You are in the middle of the divorce process and get charged with a crime. It could be DUI, assault or something else, but it is your first criminal charge.