If you and your ex could get along perfectly well, you probably wouldn’t have needed a divorce in the first place. But once the divorce is over being able to co-parent with your ex is crucial to moving forward for you and your children. What happens if your ex is unreasonable or vindictive and you … Continue Reading
When it comes to establishing each parent's individual roles and their levels of involvement, influence, and time spent with the children, the terms most discussed and debated are joint custody, sole custody, and visitation. Generally, physical child custody (whether sole, shared, or split) really comes down to the amount of time spent with one's children. Custody in the legal sense (that is, legal custody) governs who will make what types of decisions affecting the health, education, and general welfare of the children and under what circumstances such decisions will be made.
Although maximizing parental time is very important, it should yield to the best interests of the children. And obviously, each parent's differing views about what is or is not in the children's best interests is one of the many contributors to child custody chaos. The desire for power and control are other major contributors.… Continue Reading
It's never too late to do what's in the best interests of your children.
Like many promises, commitments, and agreements, wedding vows often don't seem to be worth the words spoken or the paper they're printed on. However, once a child is brought into the world, that is permanent.… Continue Reading
In the divorces in Dallas Texas and surrounding areas, I see a lot of parents that struggle with co-parenting. It is almost cliche to say that a divorce means the end of the husband/wife relationship, but not the co-parenting one. Still, many people allow their anger/distrust/dislike of each other interfere with their shared parenting responsibilities with the child's other parent.… Continue Reading