Sole physical custody used to be more popular than it is today, with kids often going to their mother and their father getting to see them through visitation or similar means. Today, though, joint physical custody has become far more common, as Courts strive to keep both parents involved with the kids.
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Co-parenting is tricky. Your ex has primary custody, so you only see the kids every other weekend. You drop in sometimes for dinner, but you're not as involved as you'd like to be.
Want to make sure you add some stress to the holiday season? Put off your child custody scheduling until the last minute. Few things make it harder for divorced parents and their children to enjoy the holidays.
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.
Dealing with a difficult co-parent may not be any easier now that you have a custody and parenting time decree. Your ex can still perpetuate dirty tricks by attempting to manipulate kids, being petty about exchanges and times, and essentially making life unbearable. If you are in this situation, you are not alone, as many frustrated parents in this situation may try to seek a Court Order in an attempt to limit the other parent's influence.
As you and your spouse move toward divorce, you're worried about one thing: Can you still have strong relationships with the kids? They're the most important thing in the world to you, and you don't want to lose that.
One of the most difficult things for children to adjust to when their parents get a divorce is learning to live in two homes. It is important that you give your children what they need so that they can be comfortable in your home.
Child custody cases don't just determine where your child lives or who gets him or her on the weekends. There are many things to consider, such as the summer break from school, holidays, vacations and much more.
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.
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.