These two young parents, Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin have settled on equal parenting, 50/50, and no child support. You might think, “Aha, I bet the attorneys are pissed, no more gravy train.” Or you might be thinking, “The state is never going to see a penny of their money now.”
Unfortunately, this is not the case. The attorneys and the state will most likely have a second jab at their pocketbooks.
The most common reason for parents to end up in modification is the other parent gets involved in a new relationship. Both of these young parents are in relationships so it is most likely just a matter of time before they end right back in court. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up back in court before a year is up.
As long as the courts continue to entertain a disagreement as grounds to deprive a parent and child of their rights, post divorce modifications and enforcements will continue to fill the court dockets.
Equal Parenting for all parents is what the standard should be. Equal parenting should not be seen as a settlement! When one parent believes that they can get more than equal time if they bully you and take you to court they are much less likely to come to an agreement.
The family court system is set up to entice disagreeing parents into court. The winner could come away with quite a bounty, control over the child, more money in their pocket, and even an extra bonus when the other parent gets attacked by Title IV-D courts and gets thrown in jail.
Most attorneys know that equal parenting agreements made between parents usually end up back in court because those enticements are there and they conveniently leave the door open for an unhappy parent to modify the orders any time they please because their pocketbooks benefits and the state’s coffers benefit. Ask any attorney and they will happily tell you that pretty much anything can be used as a changed circumstance. Hell you can create a changed circumstance to get back in, change your job, get a raise, get a drop in pay, child is expressing more angst in math class. You name it, you can try and use it.
Equal parenting won’t really be equal parenting until the courts start protecting equal parenting.
You can read more about Kailyn and Javi’s divorce settlement here on CafeMom.
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