If you show up at the time and place designated in the order and you are denied possession of the child, it would be helpful to document your attempt to obtain possession of your child.… Continue Reading
It is approaching the holiday season again. Be sure to pull out your Final Decree of Divorce, Order in Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship or other court order to determine when you have possession of your children for Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2012. It is important to obtain a copy of your child’s/children’s school calendar, so … 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
A Texas parenting plan involves either an agreement or court order between parents that allocates the time the children will spend with each parent, how decisions will be made and how parenting responsibilities will be shared. This type of agreement allows parents to avoid future conflicts… Continue Reading
It is easier than ever before to stay in touch with your child, even from a distance. Learn 10 ways to use technology to communicate and bridge the distance when you cannot be in person.… Continue Reading
Skype, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, whiteboard, Flickr, e-mail, texting, instant messaging - these are only a few of the ways that people stay in touch via the internet. It seems like the telephone has become old-fashioned and outdated. In long distance parenting relationships, it is easier than ever before to stay involved in the day-to-day activity of the child.… Continue Reading
Many parents have long distances to bear between their children and themselves. On Fridays and Sundays at the ariport, one can see many parents escorting kids to and from flights. Airlines have regulations addressing flights for minor children flying without an adult -- called Unaccompanied Minors. The regulations and fees charged vary between the airlines. Here's a summary of the various airlines policies:… Continue Reading