Parenting Plans

Tips for Creating Parenting Plans for Young Children

When children are newborns or still very young, creating a parenting plan can be particularly difficult. While older children are often better prepared to handle the numerous changes accompanying divorce, younger children often have a much more difficult time understanding what is happening between their parents.

As a result, it is often much more challenging […]

Navigating Halloween as a Divorced Parent

Because it is one of the less significant holidays, many divorced families tend to overlook details regarding Halloween celebration. For many children, however, Halloween is a particularly fun and exciting time because it offers the opportunity to dress up and get candy. If you are divorced or separated from a spouse, it is important to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Relocating with Child Custody in Mind

Moving out after a relationship ends is sometimes inevitable. Even though it is typically a good idea to remain in a shared home throughout the divorce or break up process, in certain circumstances, leaving the residence may be best for you and your family. If you find yourself forced to move into a new home, […]

Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Ex In-Laws

The first few holidays after a divorce or separation are often awkward for the former couple and their family members. Between running errands, preparing for visitors, and dealing with routine tasks, it is not unusual for relatives to take the place of a parent when the time for visitation comes around. Even if you do […]

Advantages to Working with Your Spouse to Create a Custody Agreement

The majority of custody disputes viewed in movies, television shows, and books feature angry couples playing a legal tug of war over their children. While it is true that custody often becomes contentious as both parents work to find ways to spend more time with their mutual children, it is also true that custody resolution […]

Advice for Co-Parenting with Someone You Dislike

Immediately following a bitter divorce, it is possible that you will thoroughly dislike your former partner. A contentious custody battle and fighting over child support often make it hard for a former couple to see eye to eye or even communicate in an effective manner. Unfortunately, once the custody agreement becomes a court order, a […]

Tips for Handling Shared Medical Expenses Disputes

During a divorce, parents are often concerned about their child’s mental and emotional well-being. Numerous studies have shown that divorce can have a serious effect on a child’s behavior and esteem. Unfortunately, many parents who are concerned about their child’s emotional health and behavior do not prepare for handling their child’s physical health in the […]

How to Handle a Confrontation with Your Ex’s New Spouse

The number of marriages in the United States has continued to increase even though studies have shown that previously married individuals are more likely to get divorced again. Though moving on is an important part of ending a relationship when you share children with a former partner, making a clean break is not always possible. […]

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