The nights are getting longer, the air is getting colder and we're already in October. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will all be happening before you know it. That means that it's time to discuss your holiday plans with your co-parent and make any necessary adjustments to your visitation schedule with the kids.
You can't completely protect your child from the fallout of your divorce. However, you can minimize the effects. By concentrating on your emotional awareness, you can help your children develop theirs -- and weather the tides of the divorce a little easier.
One of the biggest headaches parents face post-divorce is the fact that their marriage may be over but their relationship with their child's other parent is not.
Are you a grandparent hoping to obtain legal visitation rights to your grandchild in California? Ultimately, it's possible -- even if your relationship with your grandchild's parents is rocky. However, it isn't necessarily a simple or easy process.
Parental alienation is a form of child abuse -- although many people don't think of it as such. Certainly, the parents who participate in the type of mental and emotional manipulation that drives a wedge between their children and their children's other parents likely don't see themselves as abusive -- but that's exactly what they are.
Summer break can be fraught with difficulty for a lot of parents -- even under the best of circumstances. When you're divorced, custody issues also come into play. That can make every summer break a hassle unless you take steps to prevent problems before they start.
How do you help your children cope with their new reality following your breakup with your spouse? Whether you're newly separated or already divorced, there are a lot of transitions going on your child's life.
You may not be happy to hear this, but today's family court judges seldom side in favor of either the father or the mother in the average custody battle. Most judges want to see a joint custody plan worked out between the divorcing parents. (Failing that, the judge will usually assign one.)
Almost everyone -- at some point during their divorce -- wonders about the mental health of their spouse. When a child's involved, however, and your questions about your spouse's mental health are serious, it may be necessary to ask the court to order a psychological evaluation.
One of the consequences of relocating after a divorce is the problems you can face getting a child back and forth for visitation when the other parent lives hours away. Fortunately, the airlines are well-aware that many children will be flying solo -- especially during the upcoming holiday season.