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Your attitude can impact child custody situations

Child custody dilemmas aren't always easy to handle. When you and your ex make the decision to co-parent, or the Court makes that decision for your, you have to be prepared to work together in all matters. For some parents, this is easier said than done. Make sure that you aren't letting a pessimistic attitude negatively impact the situation.

Focus on the kids to make custody matters less stressful

Children's lives change when their parents divorce. If your children are going through this, you will need to take steps to ensure that they are handling things as well as can be expected. This might be challenging, but you and your ex working together might minimize the stress of the situation.

Co-parenting can be challenging but it is likely worth the effort

When you are going through a divorce and you have children with your ex, you will need to decide what model of parenting you are going to use. One of these options is co-parenting. This has become more common in recent years, which is likely a good thing since it usually means the child has more consistency than what is possible with some other models.

Three signs that it's time to consider custody modification

After a divorce, you may not feel very happy with the custody arrangements. You may not get to spend much time with your children or end up denied visitation and parenting time altogether for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, the courts recognize that situations change over time. Regardless of the outcome of your custody proceedings or the reason that they didn't go in your favor, you will almost always have an opportunity to improve them and spend more time with your children.

Co-parenting can give children a positive environment

Going through a divorce is rough for children. Everything that they've gotten used to is being turned upside down. Parents often try to figure out ways to make the transitions easier for the kids. This isn't always something that goes smoothly, but using the co-parenting model might help you and your ex to provide the positive environment that the children need to thrive.

Making summer plans requires a check of the child custody order

Child custody matters can lead to contentious situations faster than many others. When you are in the middle of a custody battle, there are several things that you need to keep in mind. One of the most important is that your children have what they need to thrive. We can help you find ways that might make this happen.

What are your options when your ex won't let you see the kids?

Ending a marriage is difficult, even if you know that you and your spouse no longer work well together as a couple. After all, a divorce impacts everything from your retirement fund and your overall assets to your ability to spend time with your children. For many parents, fears about child custody and visitation rights are a major concern when considering a divorce.

3 tips for long-distance parenting

Parenting your children from afar is never easy. You have to find ways that you can stay involved in their lives, but you have geographical limitations with which you have to contend. This is a tough spot to be in; however, there are some options that you have that might make it a bit easier.

Co-parenting shouldn't be filled with stress

Your job as a parent isn't ever easy. When you have to deal with your ex as a co-parent, it might be even more troublesome. You should make sure that you are doing everything in your power to make things as easy as possible for you and the children. This might be difficult to do during this trying time, but you must put forth the effort.

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