Child Custody

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 […]

Tips for Handling Post-Divorce Emergencies

An accident or serious illness that is affecting a child is one of the most stressful and painful situations that a parent can go through. Not knowing how to react and being unsure of what will happen is bad under normal circumstances, but if you have recently gotten a divorce, things are often much more […]

Why You Should Involve Your Children in Certain Child Custody Discussions

 

Determining how to handle child custody is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce involving minor children. Neither parent wants to sacrifice time with the children, especially when those children are too young to fully understand that their parents are separating. Usually it is best to keep children out of discussions involving the […]

Four Things You Need to Know About Custody Agreements

Parental kidnapping and expensive legal battles are often headline news as parents from all backgrounds fight for custody of their children. Eventually, a custody agreement is made that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each parent while looking out for the best interest of the child. Since most people do not discuss custody cases until […]

Travel Tips for Noncustodial Parents

The holiday season is one of the busiest travel times of the year. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, a large number of travelers take long-distance trips to spend time with their families, often leading to crowded airports or traffic-clogged roadways. For a noncustodial parent, the holiday season is one of the few times when parent and […]

Holiday Cheat Sheet for Divorced Dads

The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year for most adults. In addition to the rush of preparing and planning for holiday events, the season often triggers depression. A man who is newly divorced has to navigate the difficulties of co-parenting along with the worst that the season has to […]

Things to Consider Before Making Custody Demands

Two of the issues that prolong the average divorce are an inability to agree on property division and disputes over child custody. Even after a divorce itself has been granted, a couple may continue arguing over custody for months or years. Often, custody disagreements turn into expensive points of contention because each parent wants to […]

Tips for Navigating Holiday Shopping as a Single Parent

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, many newly-single parents find themselves in the awkward position of preparing for a holiday alone with their kids. After years of planning, preparing, and celebrating holidays as part of parental duo doing everything by yourself can require a great deal of mental adjustments. ¬†One of the biggest stumbling […]