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Child Custody Archives

Domestic violence may impact child custody cases

There are many things that can impact a child custody case. One of these is the presence of domestic violence accusations in the case. When this is the case, there are many different things that might happen. In some situations, the parent who is facing the accusations will only have supervised visits with the children. This can be difficult, but the court must consider the best interests of the children.

Make fun summer plans the first year after your divorce

The summer months are an excellent opportunity for you to make memories with your children. If this is the first summer since your divorce, you will likely find that the school break is much different from previous years. While you are making plans for these months, you have some special considerations to think about. We know this is a huge undertaking, but it will be well worth the effort.

What changes will you make to your parenting style after divorce?

Every parent has a parenting style that they are comfortable with. When you are married, finding yours means having to take your wishes and your ex's wishes into account. This is understandable but when you are going through a divorce, you no longer have to worry about your ex's style.

A positive outlook might help you during a divorce

Going into a divorce is a trying time, but you can still have a positive attitude. You might be surprised by how much having a positive attitude can help you as you go through this process. This is especially true if you have children because your children will take cues about how to handle the situation from you. If you have a good attitude about the situation, your children will likely feel more at ease.

Making your parenting style work for your child after divorce

Many different things that occur in a divorce can have a direct impact on the rest of your life. One area that you have to be very careful about what you do is with the children. You have to find the balance between consistency with your old parenting style and exercising your new solo parenting style.

Help your children when you go through a divorce

Your children look to you as a role model. This doesn't change just because you are divorcing their other parent. In fact, in these cases, children can learn a great deal about being an adult and having compassion. Even though this is a stressful time, you can help your children to learn how to work through challenges.

Shared parenting takes work on the part of the adults

Shared parenting is often rewarding for the children, but it is sometimes difficult for the parents. Making an effort to make the situation as easy as possible can help you as you work on helping your children thrive as they grow. One thing that makes this situation a bit challenging is that you have to work closely with your ex.

Creative custody solutions can sometimes help your children

Child custody isn't ever an easy situation for the parents to go through. There are many circumstances that might come up that can make you wonder what you should do. In all of these cases, you need to make sure that you are putting your children first. This can make the situation a bit easier for your children.

Help your children enjoy special days

Days like kindergarten or high school graduation, birthdays and other special events are stressful for all parents. When you are divorced from your child's other parent, they are even more troublesome. It is possible that you and your child can enjoy this day with the other parent being present. In fact, this is usually the way that children enjoy special days because they can spend time with both parents.

Think carefully before you reply to messages about your children

The communication standards that you set for your relationship with your ex are something that is very important. When you have a child together, you need to have a sort of professional standard of communication. While this can be difficult if you are going through a contentious issue, you should try to keep things civil.