Child Custody

Actions That can Lose You Custody of Your Children

Today there are dozens of divorce horror stories that involve one or both parties indulging in juvenile behavior. These sordid tales often feature an angry adult doing something cringe-inducing to either get back at a spouse or to vent rage over his or her legal predicament.  Every person who has gone through a divorce understands […]

Three Things You Should Never do When Parental Alienation is Suspected

Over the years, child and forensic psychiatrists have discovered that parents have the ability to turn their children against a co-parent during a contentious custody battle. Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) occurs when one parent constantly insults or speaks negatively about the other parent without any justification. The result is the vilification of one parent and […]

Etiquette for Summer Visitation

The summer months are one of the most traveled times in the United States as friends, families, and couples enjoy vacations or casual getaways. For couples who have recently divorced, summer becomes the first time a non-custodial parent spends an extensive amount of time with his or her children. Even though a non-custodial parent may […]

Signs Your Child is Having a Hard Time Coping with Divorce

Getting a divorce is hard on everyone in a family. Parents must often relocate, finances become more complicated, and children usually have their home life disrupted. While some children are better able to accept and cope with the divorce of their parents, others experience difficulty adjusting. During a contentious divorce, it is hard for parents […]

Ways to Protect Your Child’s Mental Health During a Divorce

Separation and divorce wreak havoc on the mental health of all parties involved. While adults can expect to experience difficulty recovering emotionally from a divorce, they are better able to process what has happened than children. The average child has a difficult time understanding and coming to terms with the dissolution of his or her […]

Advice for Transferring a Child to a New School During a Divorce

During an especially contentious divorce, it is not uncommon for one spouse to demand that the other leave the marital home. There are times when one party forces another to leave and after legal counsel is obtained, returning home is not feasible. While there are benefits to staying in a marital home throughout the divorce […]

Custody Agreement Details That Should Not be Overlooked

The time it takes to get a divorce and resolve custody issues varies from case to case. However, if two parents are unable to agree on a parenting plan, it could take more than a year to come to an agreement. Once the couple has managed to find a custody plan that they can agree […]

Supporting Your Children During a Separation

Not being physically present for your children after you and their other parent separate is difficult to bear. It is common for parents to experience feelings of guilt, anger, and doubt once they have moved out of the home they previously shared with their children. Fortunately, there are ways to go about supporting your children […]

Long-Term Effects of Involving Kids in a Custody Dispute

Parents who are going through a divorce are usually under a great deal of emotional and financial stress. That time of turmoil sometimes leads to unwise decisions such as placing their children in the middle of their litigation. While adults usually realize what they are doing and stop, even a short period of being placed […]

Why Direct Child Support Payments are a Bad Idea

A couple who is going through a divorce will find themselves faced with multiple financial questions to answer. Property division, child custody, and asset sharing must be discussed with your attorney, your former spouse, or the court. A person who is ordered to pay child support or spousal support may feel that giving support payments […]

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