There's no getting around the fact that divorce can be a challenging time for anyone in Arizona going through the process of ending a marriage. This is especially true if children are involved. Research suggests that kids may be less traumatized during the divorce process if efforts are made by former spouses to minimize conflict. For some couples, one way to do this is with "birdnesting." This essentially means that the family home itself remains intact while parents take turns living there with their children although they'll still live in separate residences when not in the home.
In Arizona and across the country, 80 percent of the parents who are granted the custodial parenting role are women. Many children live primarily with their moms and see their dads sporadically or not at all. CNN's Lisa Ling recently spoke with dads about their quality of parenting time and how they dads the system is working for them. The men the reporter interviewed were not happy with their situations or the amount of time they got to spend with their kids.
Divorce may be a stressful process, but people in Arizona can make it somewhat less difficult by avoiding some common financial mistakes. One of the best ways to do this is to make a financial plan. This can be done with the assistance of a financial professional.