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Child Custody Archives

How can I manage my emotions in a child custody case?

Dealing with the uncertainty of a child custody case can be a very stressful and emotional time. You may find that you spend a significant amount of time thinking about the worst-case scenario and that you experience distress when imagining what it would feel like to lose custody of your child.

Understanding legal and physical custody

Child custody often becomes an issue when two parents go through a divorce or otherwise separate. Custody can either be joint or shared, meaning that both parents share responsibilities for the upbringing of their child, or sole custody, meaning that only one parent has the legal responsibility for the child. In cases of sole custody, the noncustodial parent may be able to gain visitation rights.

Considerations in a relocation child custody case

If you or the other parent of your child is planning to relocate, this could have huge implications for your relationship with your child. You may worry that relocating may lead to a loss of child custody, or you may want to bring your child with you when you relocate but fear that your co-parent will protest.

How do I communicate effectively with my child during divorce?

Going through a divorce is difficult on everyone involved, especially your children. Some children cannot be consoled when they find out their parents are getting a divorce. Others will shut down emotionally and stop talking to you. Then there are some who will continue on as if nothing is happening. No matter your situation, it's important to communicate effectively with your child.

How to focus on your children during a custody situation

The best interest of the child is the most important thing you can focus on when going through any type of child custody situation. Whether it's the initial fight for custody, amending a custody order or any other problem; you need to work in your child's best interest. There's no one else you should be focusing on except for your child in this situation. Today, we will explain how to make sure that you put your focus on the child.

Preparing for the school year as co-parents

The school year is once again upon us in Kentucky, which means many unhappy kids will reluctantly board school buses and head to class, while many smiling parents wave to their children. Preparing for the school year is not always easy for every parent, especially those who are co-parents involved in a child custody agreement. Today, we will provide some tips for co-parents so they can prepare for the school year.

The most common types of child custody disputes

A child custody agreement does not come easy for both parents, even when the two have a somewhat decent working relationship. Once an agreement is reached, both parties must follow it to the letter of the law. If not, disputes can arise that can send both people to court. Today, we will explore some of the most common types of child custody disputes.

Circumstances reviewed for possible parental relocation

If you are involved in a child custody agreement and have physical custody of your child, you will need to go before a family law judge if you wish to relocate with your child. Why? The other parent's concerns must be taken into account along with yours. In order for you to receive a green light for relocation, you will need to have the judge approve your request.

Commons mistakes people make in a custody situation

If you are currently in a custody arrangement or are about to enter into one, you need to know of the common mistakes others make so you can do everything possible to make sure you don't make the same mistakes. Custody issues crop up all the time. It's how you handle them and if you follow the court order that matters in the end.

Building smart communication methods for custody situations

Living in a co-parenting situation does not come easy for most people. Why? You either divorced the other parent, never got married or simply do not get along whatsoever. Then, there are co-parents who have a good relationship but simply never felt the need to marry or didn't mesh well as a couple that lived together. Either way, co-parents need to build smart communication methods in order to succeed and keep their children happy.