Taking care of your children after divorce is something that parents must make a point to do. Many parents forget that even though they are getting a divorce, they will have to continue to deal with the ex because of the children.
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When you are dealing with a child custody case, you might start to focus on the negatives of the situation. You might have to cope with not having your children with you on some holidays. This doesn't mean that you can't find other holidays to enjoy. In fact, there are some unconventional holidays that you might enjoy celebrating with your children. Here are a few to get you started:
Child custody cases often seem to pit one parent against the other, but this battle can't be the focus of the case. Instead, everyone who is involved in the child custody case needs to remember that what is best for the children needs to be the first consideration. What is easiest for the parents has to come later.
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.
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.