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December 2019 Archives


Some people wait for the New Year to file for divorce

The New Year brings up a time of change for some individuals. If you are unhappy in your marriage, you might be starting it off with thoughts of divorce. For some, the start of the year is the perfect time to split up. The decision to divorce at the start of the year is practical for some individuals.

Less common matters to include in your parenting plan

Child custody agreements are based on the children's needs. Because of this, parents tend to focus the agreement on the larger issues that come up. You have to take the time to think about some smaller points so that you don't end up in a contentious battle with your ex over aspects that could have been discussed beforehand.

Your communication with your ex matters in child custody

You and your ex need to communicate directly with each other about child custody matters. This can be through the use of verbal, written or electronic communication. There might be times when you need to have assistance to get the communication moving forward, but you have to do this effectively.

Women often disengage from marriage long before a divorce

The end of a marriage is a time of big changes. Some people don't realize that these often start long before the divorce is filed. Women who are having troubles in the marriage often disengage long before their husbands ever notice. This is where there is a big problem because by the time the men notice, it is often too late.

What are supervised visits in child custody cases?

Parents going through a divorce or a child custody case will have to figure out visitation for the children. This can be either supervised or unsupervised, depending on the circumstances. Child custody paperwork will outline the schedule for the visits with the noncustodial parent and relay the type of visit that's allowed.

Navigating life as a new co-parent

Navigating through a new co-parenting relationship can be a difficult task. You have to figure out what is going to work for your situation and what you need to bypass. As you go through this, you will work closely with your ex because you remain a parenting team. The fact that you are one team is one of the most important things to remember.

Variety of ways to support your kids during divorce

Keeping the focus on the kids during a child custody matter isn't always easy. You and your ex are going to have to make a joint effort to work things out so the kids can thrive. They need to know that their parents are both there for them even though they don't all live in the same home now.

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