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Child Custody Archives

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Children want to see both parents

Child custody debates often raise a lot of questions about legal rights, the best interests of the child and the parents' desires. While people often say that the goal is to set up the best custody situation for the kids, it's interesting to note that the children's specific desires have often been ignored.

How to improve relationship with children during visitation

A child custody case does not have to be the downfall of your relationship with your children, no matter the outcome. Even if you have reduced visitation rights you can still improve your relationship with your children during those visits. Here are some tips to make that happen in Maryland.

Sometimes evenly sharing custody is best for everyone

If you and your children's other parent divorce or split up, your initial instinct may be to fight for every inch of custody privileges you can. However, this may not be the best thing for you or your children in the long run. Once the survival instincts fade and the crisis levels out, many parents find that evenly sharing parenting duties and privileges ultimately creates a healthier, more well-rounded life for everyone in the family.

Common child custody mistakes made by single parents

It's never easy raising child alone. It can be even more difficult when a single parent has to head to court to fight a child custody battle he or she thought would never come. Mistakes can happen during the process and may hurt the outcome you were hoping for in the custody fight.

How do I make joint custody work?

Joint child custody is sticky situation for millions of families across the country. Many parents, even those who naturally get along, might have trouble handling a joint custody arrangement. If this is the case, there are steps to take to make the situation as easy going as possible. So, how do I make joint custody work?

Should your children have a say during your divorce?

Divorce doesn't just impact you and your spouse. Your children's lives are changing as well. Should they be able to tell you what they want as you figure out a parenting plan and get a child custody agreement in place, or should you just do what you think is best for them? 

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