Q: What happens to my kids if I want to get a divorce?
A: If the children are under 18 years old, you will likely have one parent that the children live with and the other parent that they have visitations with. The decree will spell out each parent's rights regarding the children, times when each parents has the children, as well as child support and medical support, among various other items.
A: The short answer - depends if you and your spouse can agree on orders for your child. If you agree - then almost anything is possible. Absent an agreement - then Court has to appoint a primary and set out a possession schedule for other parent - that most likely will be Standard Possession Order but maybe not depending upon facts of case and who the judge is. Some judges like 50-50 others don't. The judge will issues orders dividing other powers and duties, provided for medical and child support. Court will also issue a domicile restriction setting forth a geographical boundary where children have to live
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