When you're a parent of young children, a divorce means an uneasy transition to shared parenting. This often means splitting holidays and other special events -- or sharing them.
It's not uncommon to hear jokes about panicked or clueless fathers trying to handle the morning routine with the kids. You also hear jokes about new mothers who are nervous about leaving their husbands in charge of the baby for the first time.
If you don't have primary custody of your children after divorce, you may find yourself struggling to stay connected to them and their lives. This frayed connection can even happen when parents share custody 50-50. In that 50% of the time your kids aren't with you, you can miss out on a lot
Is it even possible for you and your spouse to create a great family atmosphere for your children after your divorce?
Shared parenting scares a lot of soon-to-be-divorced parents. The whole idea of being separated from their child for any length of time is upsetting -- and many parents start out wanting sole physical custody of their children following the divorce.
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Did your divorce take you by surprise? If you generally had a comfortable and stable life prior to your divorce, you need to keep a close eye on your children in the months and years following your split from your spouse. They may be struggling harder with the divorce than other kids.
One of the hardest parts about being a divorced parent is the fact that you have to divvy up your child's time with your ex-spouse. It can be excruciating, however, when your child experiences separation anxiety during those visitations.
A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) is serious business under any circumstances. However, when you're in the middle of a custody case, it can be disastrous.
Custody issues can quickly turn into a bitter dispute between divorcing parents -- and that can escalate into a legal "battle royal" that involves a number of different parties and a significant expense.