Child custody disputes aren't always part and parcel to a split by parents. They do occur, however. And as we noted in a post back in August, when they develop, family courts in California may order a custody evaluation. What this entails is an investigation by a neutral third party who then makes recommendations for final custody arrangements.
In highly contested child custody cases, it is natural for parents to point out rather vehemently the shortcomings of the other parent. Parents in these situations have a misguided belief that putting out the other’s “dirty laundry” will help them emerge as the better parent.
If you are recovering from Thanksgiving battles with your soon to be ex-spouse or significant other over parenting time (or parenting styles) the upcoming holiday season is probably something you are not looking forward to. The holiday season can bring out the best in people, with the commitment to giving and selflessness being a common theme. However, it can also bring out the worst in people, as the level of narcissism can be stunning.
In a prior post, we offered some thoughts on how important it was for parents to resolve parenting time disputes (or address them) before the holiday season begins. We offered a few possibilities for those parents who were experiencing problems sharing time for Halloween. With Thanksgiving coming up this week, it is prudent that we revisit this issue.
It is not terribly often that advice posts or encouragement go towards men who are divorcing or are embroiled in a child custody dispute. Perhaps it is because the stereotype of men being devoid of feelings or absent fathers gets played out more often than we think. It may also be because men are very proud and feel ashamed of asking for help, even when they know that emotional advice can be just as important as legal advice.
Depending on the reasons for your divorce, or the break-up of the relationship with your ex, you may question whether you should date during a divorce or child custody dispute. After all, legal proceedings can be emotionally difficult, and it is helpful to have someone supporting you or willing to listen.
In a prior post, we highlighted a number of ways that parents who encounter trouble obtaining parenting time for Halloween can resolve this issue. With the annual night of fright and fun coming this weekend, we hope our readers have abated the parenting time issues that can arise.
Co-parenting with a difficult ex is certainly not easy. You may have fights about what type of entertainment they may be exposed to, as well as what rules should be enforceable in each other’s homes. But what parents should not fight about (but unfortunately they do) is how their children should be treated by doctors.
If you have heard the adage, “think before you hit send” there’s a reason behind it. In the midst of custody and parenting time battles, or during a contentious divorce, emotions tend to run high and people often feel the need to vent on social media. After all, sharing one’s momentous life moments on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook has become as common as calling a friend to unload one’s burdens.
If you are having problems with your current parenting time schedule or custody arrangement, perhaps a change may be in order. However, not every parenting time or custody dispute may give rise to a modification, even though an angry parent may threaten to take the kids or change custody so that another parent cannot make decisions.