Who has your child's best interests most at heart, you or someone else?
When tempers rise, anything can happen. Unfortunately, issues between a divorced (or divorcing) couple can sometimes get intense, especially if there are children involved. Disputes over custody and the parenting agreement (or one party's compliance with its terms) can sometimes lead to hostility or violence during custody exchanges.
When you make the decision to divorce your child's other parent, that decision will quite naturally affect your child. Some divorces are more amicable than others, but if you are in the throes of a particularly acrimonious split, every decision you make and action you take can come under intense scrutiny by your soon-to-be ex-spouse's attorney and the court itself.
Do you have a social media account? Just about everyone in American is online and connected somehow to social media. That is proving increasingly problematic when parents end up in custody battles because many divorcing couples don't realize that everything they put online is "fair game" in a custody fight.
If you're a parent who is filing for divorce, it's important to get a temporary parenting plan in place. In fact, a temporary parenting plan is essential when it comes to protecting your interests and preserving your rights as a parent.
Summer is almost here and the school year is officially over. For a lot of divorced parents of school-age children, that means one thing: It's time for the kids to spend some extended time with their other parent.
You hammered out the best parenting plan you could with your ex-spouse, but things change and it's no longer working. Your ex isn't interested in negotiating any changes, and in a moment of frustration, you think, "What can they do to me, anyhow, if I don't follow the plan?"
One of the worst threats your ex-partner can issue in the heat of anger is, "I'll take the kids and you'll never see them again!"
Many Texas officials first became aware of the seriousness of the outbreak right around the time that kids were due to go on spring break from school. Now, it's uncertain when schools will return to normal. That's left some parents unsure how to interpret their visitation schedules.
Parents in Texas may find themselves in sharp disagreement with the decision of a family court, especially after a child custody hearing. This problem may be more common in contentious cases where parents are unable to reach an agreement or when abuse allegations are involved. After an unfavorable decision, a parent may wonder if they have the ability to appeal a child custody decision. As with other types of court orders, a child custody case can be appealed; however, only a final order can be brought up on appeal rather than a temporary or interim custody decision.