Having a blended family is not always easy. One of the most perplexing difficulties for blended families is navigating the holidays. Which side's traditions should you follow? What will your custody schedule look like? What if the children feel sad, or confused?
When a mother and father are going through a custody battle, they often disagree on what is best for their family. While some custody battles may devolve into petty bickering between spouses, the majority of parents simply want to do what each believes is best for their child. Their arguments may revolve around a child's religion, education and medical care. Sometimes, issues like extracurricular activities and sports also come into debate.
There are many situations in which grandparents may need to take custody of their grandchildren. In our last blog post, we discussed two legal arrangements that are common in grandparental custody cases: Power of attorney, and foster parenting. Our post today will conclude this two-part series on grandparental custody by exploring three more custody options for grandparents.
There are many reasons why grandparents may need to obtain custody of their grandchildren. Perhaps the biological parents are going through a difficult time, or the state has declared that the home environment is no longer safe. Whatever the reason, many grandparents are left wondering how to obtain custody of their grandchildren--and whether this is even possible.
Child custody arrangements aren't exactly what most people want to spend their Christmas holiday thinking about. But for divorced parents, custody schedules are an everyday reality that does not magically disappear over the holiday season. As a divorced parent, you probably understand this firsthand.
There are many things about which a divorced parent may be nervous when it comes to what will happen with their kids in the new family situation following a divorce. This includes how the transition will go when their child is going between their house to their ex's house, and vice versa. Such transitions are a very common thing when a divorced couple is equally splitting shared custody or when a custody arrangement includes generous visitation time.
There are many reasons why a parent may decide to get a divorce. The reality of a divorce between parents is that, however the divorce came about, it can have considerable impact on the child(ren) involved. Careful attention to this impact can be critical for a divorcing parent's endeavor to help their child successfully adjust to the many transitions a divorce triggers in a family.
Among the many things parents want to protect when it comes to their kids is their children's health. A lot of different things can have impacts on a child's health. A recent study suggests that what parents do when getting divorced could have various health implications for their kids.
Custody laws in Texas are in place to facilitate to the needs of both parents and children. Unfortunately, when parents are at odds in a vicious custody battle, it is the children who suffer the most. However, both parents must understand that the well-being of the child should remain a top priority. A child custody battle involving the son of former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher made headlines recently, as the mother made attempts to gain custody of their 11-year-old son.
For many Texas parents, the holidays pose a particular set of challenges. During or immediately after a divorce, many parents struggle with dividing time with their children during the holiday season. Achieving a fair and child-centered visitation schedule is important, both for parents and children. The following tips are offered in the hopes of easing stress and strife in the weeks ahead.