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What is a Parallel Parenting Plan and When is it a Good Idea?

Some divorced parents have no trouble interacting when necessary. They don’t have any problem discussing their child’s schedule, attending parent-teacher conferences side by side or calmly presenting differing opinions on important issues related to raising their child. Some divorced parents may not even find it difficult to invite their ex over with their new spouse to celebrate a child’s birthday. Other divorced parents that do not find it simple to discuss important issues with their ex regarding raising their child, find it pointedly difficult to avoid simple discussions escalating to contentious arguments, and are not capable of interacting with each…

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What Happens When Parents Cannot Agree on a Parenting Plan?

Agreeing with your spouse during divorce proceedings can be extremely difficult. Emotions are high, resentments are festering, and parents often have a hard time seeing past all of this to come to terms on a parenting plan. Too often, divorcing parents cannot seem to agree on a parenting plan. What Happens When Parents Cannot Agree on a Parenting Plan? Divorce Mediation: Parents seeking a cooperative approach to a divorce or separation often turn to mediation. This type of cooperative approach to divorce and child custody can strengthen the conflict-free environment and create a firm foundation for a successful, long-term co-parenting…

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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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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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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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Use These Survival Techniques for Post-Divorce Parenting

The first few years after the divorce can be quite strenuous and a roller coaster ride of emotions especially when it comes to the question of co-parenting the kids. While it is not a cakewalk to begin with, many parents learn about parenting post divorce by trial and errors. Slowly, the behavior of the other parent becomes more predictable through experience and one knows how to handle them in a better way. The level of confidence starts going up with time. Soon it becomes easy for the parents and their kids to balance their lives well. Check out some of…

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5 Things That Should Be Included In A Parenting Plan

Going through a divorce is difficult for some and many undergo psychological pressure and stress. One of the main reason for that is the custody battle. As the divorce proceeding takes place, the threat of losing your children’s custody looms large. Every parent wants to spend time with his/her child and wants full custody after divorce. However, California courts will look into what’s best for the child and other factors before making a decision. That is why parents should come up with a great parenting plan so that both of them are satisfied and get substantial opportunity to spend time…

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Creating Successful Parenting Plans After Divorce

Life after divorce can be tough for those who have trouble coping up with their new lifestyle. They often have a hard time managing finances and time. Another important thing that they have trouble dealing with is children. A divorce may affect children in a negative way or it might not affect them at all. Sometimes, it’s very hard to understand the situation. Making good and smart parenting plans is one way of handling it. A parenting plan is equivalent to a guidebook for handling children after divorce. You must make changes but how and what changes should you make?…

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Ways to Help Your Kids Cope After Your Divorce

When you are going through and also after divorce, here are some ways to be a good parent and limit the adverse impact on your kids due to your divorce: Should engage in a harmonious co-parenting, which benefits your kids There are parents who are known to co-parent effectively until the time their kids become 18 years old.  However, there are a lot of events in your children’s lives even after they turn 18 where both you and your ex-spouse need to be involved as parents. Your little ones will be graduating from their colleges one day, get married and…

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How to Create a Parenting Plan that Works

When a family goes through a divorce or a separation, there are a number of changes that occur. Some are huge changes that affect the entire family on a day-to-day basis. Others seem small amidst the upheaval, but can actually have long term, lasting effects and directly influence other events in the future. That’s why so many co-parents find it difficult to come up with a parenting plan that actually works. They’re in new territory. They aren’t sure what to expect. Parents attempting to put together a parenting plan that will function for the long-term have many factors to consider,…

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