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An attorney can help shield your child from divorce conflicts

"What stupid poem could fix this home, I'd read it every day." Those words are lyrics from the song "Stay Together For the Kids," by rock band Blink-182. The song's perspective is that of a child's whose parents are in a turbulent relationship. The child wants nothing more than for his parents to just get along. But as we know, sometimes a marriage is beyond repair.

California observing Child Support Awareness Month

On its website, the California Department of Child Support Services states that August is Child Support Awareness Month. The observance is meant to give recognition to the state's child support agencies and the courts that help ensure that children receive the support benefits to which they are entitled. Child Support Awareness Month is also meant to serve as a reminder to parents that support payments can act to represent the love they feel for their children.

Civility between parents sharing custody helps children

Sometimes when a couple goes through an especially contentious divorce, there can be strong resentments and anger that extends well past the point of signing the final decree. And if the couple has children, the former spouses will likely have to interact on a regular basis. Ex-spouses typically have to face each other when they pass the children to one another in accordance with their child custody agreement. And while this transaction can be stressful, it is very important that it be completed with as much civility as possible. This will benefit the child in ways you may not realize.

Curbing emotions can help you get through a custody dispute

A divorce can bring so many emotions to the surface. And this can be especially true for divorcing parents. Child custody issues can trigger animosity in both parties, so much so that it can be easy to lose track of what matters most; the emotional health and well-being of the child.

What factors are important when planning vacation custody?

The good old summer time has rolled back around, and perhaps no one is happier about that fact than the children who will have an extended break from school. This can also be a great opportunity for parents to spend extra time with their children. If you are a divorced parent, you may need to take a couple of extra steps to make your vacation plans a reality.

Divorcing parents need to consider their children's feelings

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce, you are likely dealing with many concerns and emotional issues; but so too are your children. Remember, your children likely see you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse as their parents, not as two individuals with strong differences. It can be very traumatic to watch the two of you go your separate ways.

Why you should prove your financial stability to the judge

Disputes over child custody are not always easy for people to deal with without stressing out or panicking. It would be ideal for parents to work together and find an arrangement that benefits all parties, including the child, but this doesn't always happen. Parents do not have to agree on a plan for child custody, but when they don't, they are agreeing that they will let a judge decide for them.

Two mothers take custody battle to U.S. Supreme Court

Child custody is something parents should take seriously. When a marriage or a relationship comes to an end, and there are children involved, one or both parents may wish to gain sole custody of the children. With both parents wanting certain things to happen, they often end up disputing until they eventually can agree or a judge makes the decision for them.

When one parent refuses to follow the rules of custody

Anyone who has ever watched a television drama knows that custody battles can get ugly. Unfortunately, reaching a custody agreement is frequently just the beginning of the fight. As children get older and lives change, parents can potentially find themselves embroiled in custody battles again and again.

Steps to take after abducted child is returned from other parent

Child custody disputes are never easy to deal with. On top of having to deal with the emotions of just getting divorced or ending their relationship, they will have to deal with the emotions they will feel about losing their child or not seeing him or her as much. Any parent would agree that this is difficult, but that doesn't mean a child custody dispute can't be handled in a mature manner. Ideally, that is what will be done because there is a child involved, but parents don't always behave this way and do what is best for the child.