Child custody matters are often difficult, but they don't have to be so upsetting that they cause you to lose sleep. It is imperative that you take the time to think about what is truly important. You don't need to get too stressed out about minor stuff that you can't enjoy the fun times that you have with your children.
The parenting plan is the backbone for the relationship you will have with your ex as long as your children are minors. This is an important document that will be approved by the court once you and your ex decide on the important points.
Going through child custody mediation is something that is challenging. You might have a plan in your mind about how the process should go, but you must remember that you need to be willing to remain flexible if you want it to work.
Having to split your time between two houses isn't something that most adults would do willingly; however, it is something that many children have to do. If you and your ex have children, there is a chance that they are in this position.
We recently discussed how child custody issues might come up after a parent dies. This is only one example of when a child custody case might be necessary. Many children grow into adulthood with both parents still living, so you must realize that children who lose a parent are in the minority.
No parent wants to think about what is going to happen to their child if the parent passes away. Unfortunately, this is something that does happen. The way that the child custody plays out after a parent dies depends on a variety of factors.
Taking care of your children and making sure they have everything they need is a priority for most parents. When you and the children's other parent are still in a relationship, this might be a bit easier since both parents can chip in to make sure that everything is taken care of. If you divorce, this process becomes a bit more difficult since your children will spend time in two different homes.
Your child custody and support orders are serious documents that you must be sure to understand. We recently discussed the importance of this. When there is something that you don't fully understand, you must get clarification of it right away so that you can be sure you don't do anything that goes against it.
Child custody orders are meant to be followed. They aren't merely suggestions that the court makes. Instead, each parent is expected to uphold their end of the agreement so that the child has some stability. There are some cases when a parent decides that the child custody order isn't worth following. Those parents might have to face the court for custody or visitation interference.
Taking a trip over the summer months is one way that you can enjoy the warmer weather and explore somewhere different. If you head up north, you might even find a break from the Florida heat and humidity. If you have children and aren't in a relationship with your child's other parent, you may need to start planning right now so that you can address any issues that might come up.