When you are going through a divorce and you have children with your ex, you will need to decide what model of parenting you are going to use. One of these options is co-parenting. This has become more common in recent years, which is likely a good thing since it usually means the child has more consistency than what is possible with some other models.
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Mediation is a way that many people resolve the issues that must be handled before a divorce can be finalized. This means that you and your ex will work with a neutral third party to come to agreements on everything related to the divorce. Trying to come to these agreements can be a challenge.
Going through a divorce is a stressful experience, and many people will do anything that they can to speed it up. Sometimes, that can mean seeking an uncontested divorce by agreeing on all of the terms of your divorce with your ex. In 2015, Maryland changed state laws to allow for much faster uncontested divorces for couples without minor children.
After a divorce, you may not feel very happy with the custody arrangements. You may not get to spend much time with your children or end up denied visitation and parenting time altogether for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, the courts recognize that situations change over time. Regardless of the outcome of your custody proceedings or the reason that they didn't go in your favor, you will almost always have an opportunity to improve them and spend more time with your children.
The situations that lead to divorce are often very stressful. You have to make sure that you aren't letting all that stress get to you as you are working through the decisions of the divorce. In some cases, exes will prey on emotions in an effort to get what they want. Simply put -- you can't let that happen.
When you are walking down the aisle, you don't think that your marriage will end in a divorce. Instead, you assume that your marriage is a life long commitment.
Going through a divorce is rough for children. Everything that they've gotten used to is being turned upside down. Parents often try to figure out ways to make the transitions easier for the kids. This isn't always something that goes smoothly, but using the co-parenting model might help you and your ex to provide the positive environment that the children need to thrive.
Child custody matters can lead to contentious situations faster than many others. When you are in the middle of a custody battle, there are several things that you need to keep in mind. One of the most important is that your children have what they need to thrive. We can help you find ways that might make this happen.