Child Custody

  • What Is Parent Coordination?

    Learn from this article about parent coordination to resolve divorce disputes outside of the courtroom, as it goes beyond mediation, psychotherapy, and other forms of resolving conflicts between co-parents.

    Bernard Gaulier, Judith Margerum, Jerome A. Price and James Windell
    Posted: January 25, 2011
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  • Popular Myths About Shared Parenting

    Unravelling some common myths about shared parenting in order to help parents make informed decisions.

    Jill Burrett and Michael Green
    Posted: November 17, 2010
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  • What to include in your parenting plan

    A parenting plan might include some of the following elements, which will help you decide if a collaborative parenting plan or if a parallel parenting plan is for your family.

    Jill Burrett and Michael Green
    Posted: November 17, 2010
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  • 50/50 Child Access: A Passionate and Heated Debate

    A poll conducted by Divorce Magazine shows the opinions of divorce professionals and people going through divorce alike on whether custody should start with a 50/50 split. The results were gathered and reported by Josh Simon.

    Josh Simon
    Posted: July 31, 2010
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  • Shared Physical Custody: A Growing Trend

    Family law attorney Christine DeBernardis covers the factors that are affecting the growing trend of having a shared physical custody and explains why this decision will be beneficial for both parents, representing a personal and economical relief for the

    Christine G. DeBernardis
    Posted: July 07, 2010
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  • How does joint custody work?

    Joint custody has much more to do with decision making that it has to do with the actual time spent with your children.

    Phyllis Brodkin
    Posted: April 29, 2010
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  • Successful Co-Parenting Communication after Divorce

    In order to "normalize" the post-divorce co-parenting situation as much as possible, you need to make all communication clear – with your children and with your ex-spouse.

    By: Jeffrey Cottrill
    Posted: March 28, 2010
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  • Tips for Fathers in Custody Disputes

    What you can't do when a custody battle is brewing, is "nothing". Recognize that divorce changes the roles for everyone and that you need to get familiar with your children's schedules, activities, and schools.

    April Jones
    Posted: March 22, 2010
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  • Fathers more likely to win custody than before

    For years, mothers won primary child custody in the vast majority of divorce cases. But the tide has been shifting: most states abolished the tender-years doctrine in 1994, and women have become a much more substantial portion of the workforce over the last 40 years, while more men have become stay-at-home fathers.

    Jeffrey Cottrill
    Posted: November 19, 2009
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  • The "I'm Free" Attitude

    The "I'm Free At Last!" attitude is dangerous for divorcing fathers. Your mission is your children's happiness and security – which you cannot provide if you are not available to them.

    Douglas C, McKee
    Posted: September 02, 2009
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