Dividing retirement accounts can add complexity to your divorce. You may hold these in your name alone. But if you added funds – or if they increased in value – during your marriage, you must split any gains with your spouse.
There are various ways to settle child custody. If parents reach an amicable agreement, all the judge has to do is sign it off. If parents cannot agree, a judge will decide how to award child custody.
Divorce can be all-consuming. You can become so focused on the immediate that you forget to consider the long-term picture. Much the same way that your wife became so concentrated on growing the business that she seems to have forgotten about you and the children.
The division of financial responsibilities and household work in most marriages is far from even. One spouse might earn all of the household income, while the other performs all of the unpaid labor like childcare, cooking and cleaning.