“If Kevin ever felt any concern about Britney’s state of mind, he would try to take legal steps.”
Divorce / Separations
A mom writes in asking for advice about filing for divorce. She says she is about to start going through a divorce, and as a stay-at-home mom, she has no money or income to help her with this expensive legal matter. How can someone with no expendable income afford a lawyer, even if she needs one for something like a divorce? Below, the community weighs in with some advice for this mom-in-need.
A mom writes in asking for advice about custody. She says the father of her child, who is now five, has never been involved in the child’s life because she did not want him to be. She is now at a point where she is slowly letting her child’s father into their lives, but she is worried that he may try to take custody. Could he do that? Any. advice for her?
“I was pretty shocked to discover that his wife reached out to me, basically crying about what happened, how she couldn’t believe it, and how now that we’re in the same camp, so to speak, we should maintain a relationship so our daughters can still be in each other’s lives and so we can commiserate.”
A mom writes in asking for advice about her ex. She says she has been separated from her husband since August. He was not a good partner when they were together, and he hasn’t been a very present father, either. She wants to know what her options may be in terms of stripping her ex of his parental rights, or at least getting supervised visits for him because she fears for her kids’ lives sometimes when he has them.
A woman writes in asking for advice about her marriage. She says her husband of 38 years told her in March that he is no longer romantically in love with her and wants a divorce. He says there isn’t someone else, and it seems like this woman has reason to believe him. But how does she start her life over, alone, at the age of 70?
A mom writes in asking for advice about a custody situation. She says that, as a result of quarantine and social distancing, she has quit her job as an essential worker to be home with her son. Her ex — the father of her son — and his girlfriend are still working their “essential” jobs, and she wants to know if she can keep her child away from them.