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Child custody in shared parenting situations

When a marriage ends in California, or anywhere around the country, there is often concern about how any children involved in the situation will be affected. Of course, parents want their children to continue to be healthy and happy, even if they have gone through a divorce. Traditionally, child custody decisions were made that found the children spending more time with one parent than the other, even in a joint custody situation. However, family experts now recommend truly shared parenting as a means of creating a more stable environment for the children.

Back-to-school post divorce: Which parent goes to the bus stop?

If one of the things you did this summer was get divorced, you might be feeling a bit anxious about your children's upcoming school year. In California and throughout the nation, kids and parents everywhere are shopping for supplies, filling backpacks and gearing up for the new academic year ahead. If your family has undergone a major life-change in divorce, you may face several additional challenges this year, such as who should accompany your children to the bus stop on their first day of school?

Veteran's PSTD treatment an issue in child custody case

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PSTD, is often a condition found in military veterans from California and across the country who have experienced extreme circumstances while serving. Many veterans prefer not to discuss the details of their combat experience or other traumatic events. However, one veteran's refusal to share the details of an event that occurred while he was deployed overseas is at the core of a child custody dispute in another state.

Making Moving With Kids Work After a Divorce

In many ways life after a divorce is a chance to set the reset button on your life, but if you have kids in tow things can get a bit complicated. Many divorce agreements set geographical parameters on where a custodial parent can live. The idea is that it is most beneficial for kids to have regular input from both of their parents. While this is often true, each individual parent also needs to be able to move their own lives forward, and often opportunities present themselves outside the original parameters set by the court.

Child custody modification doesn't modify your parental rights

Like many others in California, you probably consider raising your children one of your greatest achievements. Also like most parents, even though times are not always easy, you try to overcome any obstacles that arise and always want what's best for your kids. If you're divorced, it's likely you and your former spouse have faced a challenge or two along the way with regard to developing and carrying out a new parenting plan.

Will family law regulations affect your summer vacation?

It may not have been all smooth sailing, but you and your children survived divorce. In fact, you're well on your way to a new, happy lifestyle, and you are planning several occasions to build family memories and create fresh traditions. One of the things you and your children may be looking forward to most is a summer vacation. The kids will enjoy an academic break, and together, you'll get some much needed rest and relaxation.

Don't believe these child custody myths!

When you got married and began a life with your new spouse in California, you likely could never envision that you'd one day be involved in a contentious child custody battle with that same person. The reality that not all marriages last a lifetime may have come as a shock to you when it was your own marriage headed for divorce. Whether you have one, three or more children, you are no doubt like most parents who only want what's best for them.

Seeking a parenting plan suited to your unique needs

Divorce can sometimes be difficult for every member of a family, and it can often have a particularly profound impact on the children. For this reason, it is important to resolve child custody disputes in a timely manner and seek a final arrangement that is workable and practical.

Working Together on a Parenting Plan

You may have noticed that there's a lot of talk about cooperation and negotiation when you are going through a divorce. You hear it from lawyers, mediators, judges, teachers, family members, and well-meaning friends who have been there. It probably feels pretty contradictory right now, doesn't it? You may be thinking "If we were able to cooperate, we wouldn't be getting a divorce." Your frustration is understandable. Unfortunately, it doesn't change the fact that negotiating and cooperating with one another is the most effective way to get through your divorce. This is especially true when there are children involved.

Can I move out of state with the kids?

Divorce is a messy and challenging time. Getting the paperwork done, the assets divided and custody schedules arranged is a Herculean feat you don't ever wish to repeat. Life, though, keeps on chugging down the tracks. Yesterday's custody arrangement may not work tomorrow. Maybe you need a new home and job after the divorce, maybe your current home is too expensive or maybe you need the support network of your extended family back home.

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