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Parental alienation may result in custody issues

As some Maryland residents may know, cases where one parent alienates children from an ex-spouse happen after divorce. A Michigan court took this into account when the judge ordered that three children be held in detention after choosing to not see their father.

De-stressing your co-parenting relationship - Part II

During our last post, we began a discussion about the stresses of co-parenting relationships. We observed that these relationships can be uniquely stressful for a few simple reasons. First, co-parents are compelled to work together even though the demise of their romantic relationships indicates that working together is not always very easy. Second, the person most affected by the strengths and weaknesses of your co-parenting relationship is your beloved child.

De-stressing your co-parenting relationship - Part I

Co-parenting can be a uniquely stressful endeavor. Chances are that your child is incredibly precious to you. In addition, chances are that you and your child’s other parent are no longer romantically linked because you have numerous differences and various tensions between you. When you pair the care of your precious child with a challenging relationship with his or her other parent, tensions are almost certain to inflame. After all, your child is worth fighting for and you likely do not need to look far for an excuse to fight with your child’s other parent.

Is couples counseling likely to work for you?

When spouses begin to experience significant challenges within their marriages, their loved ones are likely to recommend couples counseling. For many Americans, couples counseling offers an opportunity to work through tensions, reconnect and solidify the foundation of one’s marriage. However, it is important to understand that while couples counseling may be truly beneficial for some individuals, it is not the best option for everyone.

Is there a 'worst' child custody option?

No two families operate in the exact same ways. Each family must take its unique structure and characteristics into account when determining what choices are healthiest for the family as a whole and the individuals who make up the family unit. As a result, there is no one “best” or “worst” way to approach parenting. Similarly, there is no one “best” or “worst” way to approach child custody in the event that parents opt to go their separate ways. Each child custody agreement must be crafted with any affected child’s best interests in mind.

Resolving child custody disputes

Ideally, divorcing parents would quietly talk over how best to protect their child and how they can each act in the best interests of the child. As you know, we don't live in that ideal world. Divorcing parents often have disagreements over custody; whether it should be shared or granted to just one parent.

What your kids can learn from your divorce

Parents generally tend to worry about their children. It is practically a biological necessity that they worry. Parents worry about their children getting sick, getting hurt physically and getting hurt emotionally. They worry about their children being spoiled and them being neglected. Divorced parents understandably worry that the divorce process will have a substantially negative effect on their children.