The holiday season is here and with it can be some difficult times ahead based on your custody agreement. Even if you and your children are going to be together for one holiday, there's a higher likelihood that you won't see them on another. As a parent, it can be hard to be away from your kids on Christmas morning or when everyone is together as a family on Thanksgiving, but if your custody schedule is arranged that way, then you may need to consider some alternative ways to handle the holidays.
Sharing custody of your child with your ex can be difficult, particularly when parents are contentious or are still adjusting to the custody arrangement.
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The holiday season is here. While this should be a happy time of year for people, the truth is that it can be incredibly stressful, especially for anyone navigating it for the first time after a divorce.
Sharing custody of your child is not easy, particularly when you share it with someone you do not like or trust. Some parents are so upset that they are tempted to try and hurt the other party by not complying with the order.
Child custody can be hard to discuss when you're trying to manage all the emotions that you're already going through during a divorce. Even though you're aware that you're going to have to share time with your child, it's hard to imagine them not being with you every day.
Child custody can sometimes come with conflict. Unfortunately, it's difficult to handle conflicts that involve your children, and it's common to see both parents lashing out at each other while trying to protect their little ones.
A new bill has been produced in Illinois that would make it standard to expect equal parenting time in child custody cases. This is a great step forward in most situations involving divorcing parents since the majority of cases involve two loving parents who simply don't work out as a couple any longer.
If you are starting the divorce process and have children with the other parent, your goal may be to have as much time with your kids as possible. However, if you're worried about being seen as a responsible parent, you might think that the judge won't rule in your favor.
When you and your estranged spouse no longer get along, determining child custody arrangements in a divorce isn't always easy. You may have little or no communication with one another other than to allow your child to see or communicate with the other parent.