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Studying the Impact of Parental Divorce on College Students

Many parents considering divorce will postpone or delay proceedings until their children are “older.” While every case is unique and every child will be different, divorce is difficult on children regardless of age. Studies indicate that parental divorce still has an impact on college-age children. If you are getting divorced and you have college-age children, keep in mind that studies have shown the situation more significantly impacts girls and that the father-daughter relationship in particular generally sees a more considerable change in the psychological separation process. The older a child is when their parents get divorced, the more they may…

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After Divorce: Co-Parenting and Your Child’s Schedule

Are you getting divorced? Are you overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make? You are not alone. Many find themselves in similar circumstances. One of the most common concerns and most difficult choices divorcing parents struggle with is how the kids will spend time with each of their parents during and after divorce. In most cases, this involves a detailed Parenting Plan that becomes part of the Divorce Agreement. The main focus of any good parenting plan is the child’s well-being. Determining Your Child’s Schedule After Divorce: In cases where there is current conflict, it can be tough…

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Tips on Co-Parenting Graduates and Brides

As graduation draws near, many divorced or and separated parents are experiencing conflicting emotions. They find themselves facing important events in their child’s life that requires the presence of both parents. When two people have a child together, there are certain celebrations like graduation and weddings that the child will want to spend with both parents. Being able to set aside any animosity for the occasion can make all the difference for the child. Navigating this type of territory can be uncomfortable at best, but it can be done. If you find yourself co-parenting a bride or a groom or…

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Tracking Apps, Joint Custody and Privacy Issues

When you have joint physical custody of your child with your ex, there are a number of difficulties that you may plan on dealing with – scheduling conflicts, disagreements regarding holidays and vacations, miscommunications regarding after school care, etc. One issue that is becoming more and more common for co-parents is the privacy issue that comes when a custodial parent uses a gps tracking app on their child’s phone without the other parent’s knowledge. Is Using a GPS Tracking App or Device a Violation of the Other Parent’s Privacy? Consider this scenario that has become fairly common in today’s society….

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What Are the Rights of Noncustodial Parents in California?

If you are a non-custodial parent attempting to navigate the child custody laws in California, you already know that it can be a daunting task. It’s very important to understand the differences between physical and legal custody and the factors that are at play when the court is determining custody orders. If your California child custody orders have already been issued, remember the process does not necessarily end with the initial custody order. Changes in circumstances such as the relocation of a custodial parent or significant changes in circumstances, etc. can require that the court revisit the case and potentially…

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Importance of Honoring Visitation and Custody Rights

Custody and visitation are constant points of contention between separated and divorced couples with kids. It is very rare that these processes go smoothly in the event of a divorce and lack of a premarital agreement. What is the difference between custody and visitation rights? Why is it important to honor these rights to the letter? Understanding custody and visitation rights Custody refers to legal guardianship of a child. In the case of divorced couples with kids, one of the parents gets custody rights to the kids. If there are multiple children, courts of law generally try to keep them…

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How to Spend Quality Time with Your Kids After Getting Divorced

The quality of the relationship that you share with your children after divorcing your spouse can take a back seat due to the daily grind. You could be running from pillar to post every morning so that your kids can reach school on time, trying to put everybody into their beds or scratching your head over their daily assignments. It is natural to start slipping into a mundane pattern so that you have very little time left to actually sit and have a heart to heart talk with them. Additionally, your own to-do list could make spending quality time with…

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How To Help Children Deal With Divorce

Several factors can influence how kids are able to deal with their parents’ divorce. While a few of these factors can be influenced by your actions, there are others that can be uncontrollable. Several studies have inferred that the time period for the children to get adjusted after a divorce can stretch from a year to about three years. In some cases, it can be as many as 5 years depending on what circumstances surrounded the parents’ divorce. Parents need to understand that children can have various kinds of responses and reactions after they receive the news of their parents’…

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Many Men Make these Mistakes During Divorce

Irrespective of you being a man or a woman, a divorce can be a really messy and complicated process. When you lower your caution and express your hurt feelings, fury, and disillusionment, mistakes could be easily made. And it is a fact that there are a few men who do not fare well when the divorce proceedings go on.  Many men are unintentionally put in a situation where they are not quite comfortable in the very first place. So, it is natural that they are often not quite well-prepared. Such a situation can put the husbands in a tight spot,…

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How To Handle Child Transportation During Visitations

When a marriage ends, and divorcing parents are attempting to establish custody arrangements, there are many issues to consider. Because there are so many variables and so many changes, some tend to get overlooked. One frequently overlooked issue that divorcing parents should include when establishing their parenting plan is how they plan to handle transportation of the child or children during visitation. Addressing the issue up front will help everyone involved as being very specific regarding this particular detail can go a long way towards helping visitation go smoothly. Elements Your Parenting Plan Should Include: Transportation During Visitation Timeliness: Parenting…

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