Divorce is a time of intense change, upheaval, and uncertainty. Your ability to grieve the loss of how things were and embrace this new reality, and get your children to do the same, will play a significant role in helping you all to move forward.
Parenting During Divorce
Do not give up your children and throw in the towel because of their social lives, inconveniences, and teenage hormones. It would mean the world to a child to receive a phone call every day, or every other day, saying the simplest things; a five minute call.
Initial communication regarding your divorce should be as short as possible. Let your children know there will be changes because of the divorce, and that you will both be there for them no matter what. Choose your wording carefully.
It is always important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to introducing a new partner, and there is no guarantee that even if you do it the “right” way your kids will fall in line.
Raising a child with ADHD is never easy. The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can create stress in any family and challenge parents in a strong family. But in a single-parent home, it can be difficult, demanding, and frustrating, especially after a disruptive divorce. When your ex-spouse is not in the picture, you’re […]
If you are going through divorce in Illinois, a divorce lawyer can help address topics that should be included in your parenting plan.
What should a parent do to enforce the quarantine rules when they conflict with the court’s custody orders?
My ex-husband feels it is best, for now, to have our sons stay with him and for no one to leave the house for any reason whatsoever. And no one, including me, can visit. What’s a co-parent to do in these unprecedented times?
Are you considering moving away with a child in your custody? Sole custody doesn’t automatically give you mobility rights, so it may not be as straightforward as you think, particularly where the other parent has access rights. Consider these legal facts before you move.
Child support and parenting time are not mutually exclusive. In other words, if a parent with an obligation to pay child support fails to do so, the other parent may not withhold parenting time.