CREATING AN EFFECTIVE PARENTING PLAN If you and your spouse, or other parent of your children, are going through child custody, you will want to create an effective parenting plan. Emotions are generally flared during a divorce and parties may not be on their “best behavior.” Robotically going through the motions of a custody plan…

SHARED CUSTODY BEST FOR CHILDREN: STUDY A new study has found that shared custody arrangement in child custody cases are the best for the children involved. It found that having both parents in a child’s life increases the likelihood of a child having a happy and healthy life after a divorce. A team of researchers…

TIPS FOR WHEN EX HAS THE KIDS Shared custody may be fair, but it’s emotionally trying. You know that your ex deserves some time with the kids, but you don’t know what to do with yourself when they spend the week at his or her house. Your home just feels so empty when ex has…

HOW TO EXPLAIN A DIVORCE TO A CHILD Your children are going to be highly impacted by your divorce, and it’s more than just figuring out a child custody plan for them after the split. This is a significant change in their lives. There are a few things you should know about how to explain…

TIPS TO HELP KIDS THROUGH DIVORCE You have a lot of goals relating to your children when you head for divorce. Maybe you want sole custody, a good joint custody plan or visitation rights. However, while looking into all of this, it’s important to go beyond these basic decisions and remember to think about how…

PARENTAL KIDNAPPING RISES DURING HOLIDAYS As we near the end of the holiday season, many children of divorced parents will be heading back home after some time spent with their non-custodial parent. It’s not uncommon for parents who don’t see enough of their kids all year to take them for a week or two during…

PARENTAL ALIENATION IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES Unfortunately, parental alienation is something that occurs in some particularly nasty divorces. Some parents may believe that they’re getting back at an estranged spouse by driving a wedge between that spouse and their children. In fact, the children may be irreparably damaged. Parental alienation can include telling children things…

OPTIONS FOR CUSTODY THAT PUT YOUR CHILD FIRST We recently discussed why you need to have your holiday visitation agreement in place as early as possible. This is a very important matter in child custody cases that is easy to overlook if there aren’t holidays looming. We also know that you want to spend as…

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