Although Father’s Day is many months away, there are a number of unmarried fathers who are not in their children’s lives or do not see them on a regular basis. They may be estranged from the children’s mother or they may be incarcerated. Whatever the reason, fathers may not have the type of access to kids that will ensure a strong relationship with them.
The holidays are supposed to bring out the best in people, but sometimes it may bring out the worst in them. Parents may not like what a child may experience with another parent during Christmas (whether it be a particular gift that was received, or a parent may have been late for an exchange). Whatever it may be, such disappointment may spark the desire to seek a modification to limit parenting time with the offending parent.
Most parents look forward to the holiday season just like children do. The excitement and happiness that kids exhibit can sometimes help parents forget the ills of their world for a short time. However, dealing with a difficult co-parent could thwart the happiness that comes with the season. The holidays can be especially painful for parents who have to send kids to a vengeful and obstinate parent.
The paternity and custody saga between skier Bode Miller and his former girlfriend Sara McKenna has garnered headlines. The dispute has included public insults and disagreement on even the child’s name. However, the temporary custody and parenting time agreement the parties reached has the potential to end the nearly year-long legal battle.
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.
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.
Co-parenting can take its toll. There are many for each parent considerations and compromise often has to be reached in order for it to work out well. But for some parents here in Houston, religion presents great challenges.
Nowadays, if a Houston resident wants to know what's going on with their friends, all that is needed is a laptop or smartphone where one can connect with them via facebook or some other social media website. This is fun and efficient, but recent studies correlate excessive facebook use with an increasing number of divorce and breakups.
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.
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.