All parents want to protect their children as much as possible from the stress and sadness that a divorce can bring. However, sometimes their own animosity toward each other prevents them from doing the basic things that can ease their kids into their new normal of splitting their time between their parents and two homes. Following are a few things you can do to make things easier for your kids.
Child custody is a serious issue that affects thousands of children across Kentucky every year. However, many things that can go wrong in a child custody battle can easily be avoided. You just need to know what they are and how to avoid them. Let's discuss the most common mistakes you must avoid in order to win a child custody case.
Are you considering relocating for a job or another personal reason? Do you have children? Are you divorced, and do you have a child custody agreement? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you cannot simply pack up your life and your child's life and move somewhere else. You are required by the court to notify the other parent who is not relocating. The court will take the following into consideration when determining whether or not to allow a parent to relocate with a child.
Can the court keep your kids from your ex's new partner?
Your children understand that you're getting a divorce, but they naturally do not understand exactly what it means for them or why it is happening. Of course, their age makes a bit of a difference here, but they probably have a lot of questions.
You're getting divorced, and you have two kids. You also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Your spouse claims that they're going to use your ADHD as grounds to make sure that you do not get custody of the children. Is that possible?
After a divorce, parents come up with a child custody plan and/or visitation schedule. While it feels to them like the job is done and the plan is perfect, it sometimes takes them by surprise when a child is resistant to it. That child may clearly prefer one parent and even refuse to go live with the other parent.
During your divorce case, the judge says that you should get "reasonable visitation" to allow you to see your children, even though they are going to live with your ex. You understand why living with your ex helps them -- they keep the same home, friends, neighbors and school -- but you want to make sure that you understand just what rights you have. What does reasonable visitation mean?
A child's birthday party should be about creating the ultimate experience and offering the child a say in the matter. What do they want the party to be like? Who do they want to come?
A child custody arrangement must be followed by all parties involved. Even if the children are not happy with the new schedule or living arrangements, you cannot prevent them from seeing their other parent. If changes need to be made to the arrangement you must do it formally and with the help of a family law attorney. Following are some of the key reasons why a child custody arrangement may warrant modification.