Studies have repeatedly shown that children who grow up enjoying the support and guidance of both parents are generally healthier and happier. Therefore, it should be your goal to enter into a joint custody arrangement with a positive attitude and a mutual goal of creating a nurturing co-parenting program.
When it comes to the period after a divorce, there are many things about the behavior of a parent that can have major impacts on them, their children and their ex. This includes how they act in regards to the time their kids spend with their ex.
Along with the marriage, there are many things a divorce generally ends for a couple. However, there are certain things that can continue for a couple long after they divorce. One is arguing. As an article from the Huffington Post noted, significant arguing between spouses can continue for years after a divorce and in some cases may even intensify from the level it was at when they were married.
Many things can have big impacts on a child during and after a divorce of their parents. Among these is their medical care.
There are many concerns a person may have about the family home when getting divorced. If they have kids, one area of concern they might have is how what happens with the family home will impact the children. A desire to maintain stability for the kids when it comes to living situation is one of the things leading some divorcing parents to a new trend regarding the family home and the kids. This trend is called nesting.
Who is a “parent” for the purposes of being able to seek custody or visitation of a child? It depends on the state. States differ in their definition of parenthood. A recent court decision made a change to how parenthood is defined, for legal purposes, here in New York.
When a couple with kids splits, one thing that will be a big part of their and their kids’ future is what type of arrangement they settle in on regarding where the kids will live and when each of the two parents will spend time with the kids. When coming up with such an arrangement, it is critical for parents to focus on what is best for their kids.
The reasons why it is so critical for parents to give proper regard and focus to their children’s rights and interests during a divorce are numerous. One such reason is that the effects a parental divorce can have on kids are not limited to the short term. Rather, a child can experience such impacts long after the actual divorce occurs, including into their adulthood.
For parents, one thing that can be a source of stress and issues are matters regarding their kids’ schedules. Kids’ schedules can be quite packed and full of moving pieces. So, there are a range of challenges that could come up for parents when it comes to scheduling matters.
As with any legal matter, when going through a divorce, safeguarding one’s own rights is important. However, when a divorcing individual is a parent, their own rights are not the only ones it is critical for them to keep protected. Their children’s rights should also be protected.