Divorce can be a stressful and daunting process for everyone involved, especially children. Parents in California may wish to protect the future well-being of their kids by focusing on reaching a child custody agreement with their best interests at heart. However, a parent may also find it beneficial to consider the current needs of his or her kids and take measures to assist them in dealing with the news of divorce.
When you're in the midst of a divorce, it can be difficult to think of your soon-to-be ex-spouse as anything but a source of negativity. Even with all the other considerations -- asset division, relocation, finances and more -- the conflict can be hard to set aside. There's a reason you're getting a divorce, after all. Of course, the well-being of your children is forefront in your mind, but it's probably hard to remember that your soon-to-be ex is also their parent and that a divorce won't change that.
Many California residents are familiar with the reality television show "Jon & Kate Plus 8." While the show is no longer on the air, the stars continue to make headlines. The show centered on a couple who welcomed sextuplets into their home, along with their older twin daughters. As the show went on, viewers were exposed to increasing tension between the husband and wife, who eventually divorced. Now, the couple may be headed back to court to argue for a change in child custody.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the time of your divorce, you and your ex-spouse likely came to agreeable terms for child support. However, because circumstances can change throughout your life, terms that were once feasible to handle may become more difficult to abide by. If your child support agreement becomes a hindrance that seriously impacts your life, you may wish to consider seeking changes to your agreement.