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Detailed parenting plans can be extremely helpful (PART 2)

In our last post we discussed some essentials that need to be part of your parenting plan. These essentials will help keep fighting at a minimum and help set expectations for each parent. If you worry that your ex might fight you on the smallest of issues, it is important to have a very thorough parenting plan in place. Besides the essentials, there are also some other issues that could be covered in the parenting plan.

Detailed parenting plans can be extremely helpful (PART 1)

Parenting plans are hard enough to put together between two married parents, but doing so can be extremely challenging in a divorce situation. Even more so if the parents are not on good terms. But that in itself is a top reason to have a well-written parenting plan; it can keep feuding at a minimum and set up specific guidelines for issues like visitation, communication and transportation as they relate to a child.

Small steps toward a less stressful divorce (PART 2)

In our last post we began a discussion on how to make divorce a little less stressful. Unfortunately stress plays a key role in divorce, although it varies from person to person. These seemingly small steps may be helpful in curbing that stress.

My ex isn't paying court-ordered child support - what do I do?

Many parents have been down the road of fighting for every penny of child support that is owed to them. It's an unfortunate reality but sometimes the other parent is unwilling or unable to pay child support. So what can the receiving parent do in that situation?

Judge rules on father's complaint over Pink concert

Any parent who has been through divorce can likely list many fears that they had coming into the divorce. For some parents, these fears are actually what keep them from filing for divorce for years, if not decades. One fear that some parents may have, especially if their ex-spouse has a tendency to be volatile, is the fear of constantly being pulled back into the courtroom every time there is a disagreement. Not only is this time-consuming and extremely stressful, but it can also get very expensive.

Stress-free co-parenting for divorced parents

Co-parenting is one of the most important things that parents who are divorced need to consider. At the same time, it is likely one of the most difficult things to consider as well. This discussion is important to have even when parents are married, as one article points out, but is even more vital when it comes to divorced parents.

Amicable parents can help children cope with divorce

Our readers may often worry that divorce will hurt their children, but that's not exactly the case. It's not the divorce itself that can hurt your children, but more so how you handle the divorce and how you act after the divorce is final. The wonderful part about this statement is that the effect that the divorce has on the children is, for the most part, in the hands of the parents.

How to handle frustrating child custody issues (PART 2)

Child custody disputes are some of the most frustrating ones when it comes to divorce because they involve the innocent lives of children. Although the best resolution to these issues may be to have a direct discussion with your child’s other parent, this may not always be a workable solution. In many instances, parents have had to turn to the court system in order to reach a resolution.

How to handle frustrating child custody issues (PART 1)

One of the most difficult parts of divorce has to do with child custody. Not only is it difficult to have to split time with your child between you and your ex, but the issues surrounding custody and visitation will continue until your child is at least 18.

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