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A Family Friendly Approach to Resolving Child Access

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

Internet Parenting — Skype Style

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 It seems like the telephone has become old-fashioned and outdated.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

Long Distance Visitation — Airline Policies

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