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Dealing with a noncompliant parent is often a challenge

Child custody orders are meant to provide instructions for the parents about how to raise their children between two homes. The terms provide stability and consistency for the children. But, have you ever thought about what happens if either parent stops abiding by the order? The answer to this isn't very simple at all. We are here to help you learn about your options for dealing with a noncompliant parent.

Long-distance parenting plans must be comprehensive

Some careers, such as those in the military, pull parents away from their children. When the parents have gone through a divorce, one parent might remain in the area where the kids grew up while the other has to move on deployment. Dealing with child custody matters in these cases can be challenging.

Try to set parenting plan terms quickly during a divorce

Child custody cases take a toll on everyone involved. It can be hard for the children to get used to splitting their time between two homes. When the split first happens, the kids might wonder if everything will ever go back to something that resembles a normal life. You will have to help them adjust to the new way of life.

Work out child custody terms quickly during a divorce

It can be difficult for the adults in a divorce to cope with the changes that are happening. It might be even more challenging for the children to handle it. If you are bidding adieu to your marriage, you need to think about what is going to happen with the children. This might be a contentious issue since you and your ex might both want the kids to live with you. We are here to help you work through these matters so that your children are able to enjoy stability as soon as possible.

Help your children transition between 2 homes

Children often have difficulties adjusting to life after their parents' divorce. One of the hardest things they have to do is try to learn how to live in two homes. In the past, they were secure in one home. With the divorce, they have to adjust to a new place with one parent. It is up to the parents to help the kids make this transition as easy as possible.

Addressing childhood changes that come with divorce

Divorce is a period of adjustment for everyone involved. This includes the children because they are dealing with a major upheaval, too. They might not have the mental capabilities to deal with the changes, so it is up to the parents to help them to thrive amid the welter of emotions they are facing.

Parenting plans can change as the children's needs change

Each child custody case is different because no two children and no two circumstances are exactly the same. One thing that parents have to remember is that they need to set the terms of the agreement based on what their children need now. This can be a challenge because we often like to plan ahead. We know that you might think that you want the parenting plan to last as long as possible, but that might not be what's best for your children.

4 things to consider when making vacation plans with kids

Now is the time that parents are going to start planning summer vacations, but there are special considerations for people who are traveling with children. When that trip involves children who are the subject of a custody agreement, there are even more things to think about.

Children should be encouraged to interact with extended family

Just because you and your ex divorced doesn't mean that your children should have to miss out on important family gatherings on either side. Instead, you and your ex should both encourage the kids to have meaningful relationships with their extended family members.

Parenting plan schedule for teens

Having a teen when you go through your divorce is a bit easier in a way, but it can also add some complex elements to the split. The child might understand what is going on, so you might not have to do as much explaining. The area that might be more of a challenge is coming up with a schedule for child custody matters.

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