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What to think about with summer parenting time disputes

The summertime may be a special time for a child. After all, not having to go to school is a type of nirvana that most parents don’t understand. Instead, a parent may be concerned about keeping their child occupied for the weeks that school is not in session. In these instances, enrollment in summer camps or extended trips to see relatives may be an option.

Mindful tips about getting custody

One of the great things about Memorial Day weekend is spending time with family; especially when there are kids around playing and taking time to enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, there are many parents who do not get the opportunity to have these experiences. This can happen because of a number of reasons. Either there is already a court order that awards parenting time during this weekend, or there is no court order at all where a parent could hold an offending parent accountable.

Why you should be careful about social media during divorce

Divorce and child custody disputes can understandably be emotional times. In our evolving culture, it is becoming more common to share our lives through social media. It is not surprising for middle aged adults to have Facebook pages, Twitter handles and even send Vine messages to keep people in the loop.

Why restraining orders are important in contested custody cases

In contested child custody proceedings, you may be surprised with the lengths people will go to get an advantage over the other parent. They may try turn the kids against a parent by sabotaging their relationship or they may make allegations of abuse or intimidation.

Can moms be forced to pay child support?

If you are locked in a bitter child custody and support dispute, and you are a working woman, the divorce matter involving Bethenny Frankel may pique your interest. Frankel is a reality TV star, who appears on the Real Housewives of New York. Before coming back to the show after a two year hiatus (where she hosted her own television talk show) Frankel created and sold an alcohol line called Skinnygirl.

Why unmarried fathers may have trouble with parenting time

It is frustrating for unmarried fathers who have relationship issues with the mother of their children; primarily because when mom gets mad, or has a certain disdain for dad, it can manifest itself in the father being denied access to the child.

Additional tips for relocation cases

In our last post, we highlighted what a family court judge may consider in a relocation case (also known as a “move away” case). Essentially, there are a number of elements that help a court determine whether the move is in the child’s best interests, and whether parenting time arrangements must be adjusted.