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Posts tagged "Child Custody"

Turning norms of shared parenting around

Florida is not among the states in the U.S. that make a presumption of equal time when it comes to creating parenting plans in divorce. The Legislature approved such a measure several years ago, but the governor vetoed it. His reason for the action was that adopting the premise runs the risk of prioritizing the wants of parents over the best interests of the children.

Short-term custody options for deployed single parents

Military parents know that their country could call them to serve across seas. Despite distance, the nature of this job does not necessarily conflict with raising children. However, separated parents might not have a spouse at home who would continue to care for their children until their return.

Signs that a child needs extra mental support through divorce

Sadly, some children and teens have an especially difficult time both during and after their parents separate. They may experience deep emotions of abandonment or worry for the future. Even if both parents love and care for their child, the transition itself could be overwhelming.

Planning, cooperation keep Halloween fun for kids after divorce

Halloween is less than two weeks away. While children are utterly delighted by costumes and candy, October 31st can be the source of family law disputes revolving around child custody, parenting plans, holiday schedules and who will make decisions about bedtime (Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year), the amount of candy that can be consumed, costumes and more.

Helpful co-parenting hints

We read with interest a recent article that offers loads of advice for parents who are going to divorce or who have divorced. Co-parenting is not easy, but it is easily one of the most important jobs you will ever have.

Dramatic shift over time in U.S. marriage rate

While the changes in the percentage of U.S. adults who are married might not be apparent from year to year, the incremental shifts add up over time. About half of all American adults are today married; down 9 percent from 25 years ago and down more than 20 percent since 1960.