A parent's top priority is taking care of their children. When they go through a divorce, every aspect of their life has to be geared toward doing what's best for the kids. This isn't always simple to do; however, taking it one step at a time might make it easier.
High-conflict divorces are often nightmares for both parties. When you are in the midst of one, you need to have great mental strength to cope with what's going on. There is almost always going to be at least some conflict during the divorce, but some parties take this to a level that becomes toxic.
When living in the same home as both parents is the only thing that children know, it is traumatic for them to find out that their parents are getting a divorce. Your job now becomes protecting them from the situations that they don't need to be privy to while working with your ex to come up with the parenting plan that will govern the new way of life.
Going through a divorce when you have children with your soon-to-be ex is a challenging situation for everyone involved. One thing that you have to remember is that your children need to be a priority in the situation. They are going to have questions, and you are going to want them to make some pretty big changes. You can't think that they are going to handle things in the same way that you would, so be prepared to try to find ways that you can help them.
Trying to reset your life when you go through a divorce can be challenging, so you have to sit down and make a plan for your future. You shouldn't think of a divorce as a negative event. Instead, look at it as a time to reinvent yourself and take charge of the direction you want to follow now.
Family court judges generally want children of divorced parents to spend time and build their relationship with both parents. Unfortunately, sometimes there are concerns that it's not safe -- physically and/or psychologically -- for children to be alone in the care of a parent.
It's been over 15 years since the creator of the Law & Order franchise, Dick Wolf, and his wife divorced. However, Christine Wolf has continued to fight for money she believes she was cheated out of because of information that wasn't shared with her when the two reached their divorce settlement.
If a parent is diagnosed with lupus or diabetes, it shouldn't affect their custody of their children. However, if you are a parent living with a mental illness, you face custody loss rates of as high as 80%.
A California woman has prevailed in court in a child support claim against her ex-husband. What makes the case unusual is that her victory comes almost 50 years after the man left her and their 3-year-old daughter and moved to Canada.
In many families in California, there are two kinds of "kids": the two-legged kind and the four-legged kind.