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Divorcing parents should plan like retailers for the holidays

If you haven’t received a Christmas catalog from a retailer, chances are that a circular advertising holiday prices has reached your mailbox. Indeed, retailers want to get your attention as soon as possible so that they can get on your radar. If this happens, chances are that you are likely to spend money with them rather than another retailer.

How to deal with awkward questions during the holiday

Ready or not, the holiday season is going to be upon us soon. Next Friday (November 1st) don’t be surprised with how quickly Halloween decorations, candy displays and costumes are quickly whisked away and replaced with Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs, and other holiday displays.  For divorcing and separated parents, this can mark the beginning of a difficult time of the year.

How to resolve parenting conflicts during Halloween

It is not uncommon for divorcing parents to have difficulty establishing (or maintaining) a parenting schedule. This issue often rears its ugly head when children’s events draw near. With Halloween coming next Thursday, some of our readers may be experiencing difficulty with deciding where their child will go Trick-or-Treating. In some instances, parents may debate whether the child should take part in the annual event at all.

Counseling can help children of divorce

Indeed, divorce can be emotionally difficult for the spouses involved. After all, it is the end of a relationship that the parties believed would stand the test of time, and the sense of betrayal (or cruelty) can have lifelong consequences. The turmoil of divorce can also have a detrimental effect on children. Kids have a unique sense of blaming themselves for the demise of their parents' relationship, and this can also lead to destructive behavior. 

Parenting disputes that courts want no part of

Co-parenting between married couples can be hard, as parents may have differing ways to get children to act. When parents are divorced or separated, the task becomes that much more difficult because of the emotional issues between them. Essentially,   a parent may do something (or fail to do something) that frustrates the other parent to no end.

More moms working, facing child custody challenges

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics's recent workforce report, women are becoming more and more career-oriented. In fact, the latest compiled statistics show that over 70 percent of mothers are employed. As an added bonus, nearly 30 percent of those working mothers are making more than their husbands. This data is very evident as in Houston, Texas.

How are child custody and child support enforcement different?

There are several concerns that divorcing couples have to address after getting divorced. It is likely that separating spouses are eager to settle the distribution of properties and spousal support. However, most people from Houston, Texas, would agree that although divorced parents are no longer joined by marriage, they share a common link: their children.

How can text and email affect a child custody dispute?

Convenience is the reason why many Houston, Texas, residents prefer communicating through text or email. However, those two methods of communication can be inconvenient when divorcing parties use them against one another in a divorce or child custody proceeding. A child custody dispute may erupt after splitting up because commonly, parents want to ensure that their children are well taken care of and disagree as to how that should occur. As much as possible, each ex-spouse needs to be cautious in order not to lose his or her custody of the children.

Dealing with child custody after divorce

Parenting responsibilities do not end after divorce. A child spending time with the non-custodial parent is precious in Houston, Texas, and in the rest of the country. Child custody and responsible parenting should go hand in hand if all the people involved want to maintain a good relationship with their children.

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