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Start thinking about vacation plans to avoid a last-minute rush

Even though it is still wintertime, now is the best time for parents to think about what they are going to do this summer with the children. If you have a child custody agreement, making plans as early as possible can help ensure that there aren't any conflicts with the schedule. Before you do this, make sure that you take a look at the parenting plan to determine what stipulations are present for vacations.

Parenting schedules vary greatly with newborns

The birth of a baby is a beautiful time for parents, but if the adults aren't in a relationship any longer, this can be the start of a difficult legal battle. If you are in this position, you will have to come up with a parenting plan that helps the baby to build a relationship with both parents. This might not be easy because of the baby's needs and the scheduling challenge. Using a flexible format and creative custody options can help you to figure out what is going to work for the situation.

Help your children to cope with the change divorce brings

When you are dealing with a child custody issue, it is easy to focus on what you feel your ex is doing wrong. Instead of putting your efforts on something so negative, try to focus on what you can do to make your child's life a more positive experience. One way that you can do this is by supporting them so that they can see change as a good event.

Review your parenting plan to start off 2019 on the right foot

The new year is the perfect time to review your child custody order to ensure that it sets your child up for the best year possible. Many parents don't realize that you have the option of modifying these orders as the child gets older and their needs change. We know that the process of modifying the custody order can seem daunting, but we are here to help you get it done.

Tips for low-stress, post-divorce holidays

If you ask parents what they love most about the holidays, many will likely say they enjoy spending some down time with their children. You might be among those who also say that even though they love the holidays, it tends to be a stressful, busy time of year. If you recently divorced, this holiday season may challenge you in more ways than one; after all, you and your kids will be adapting to your new routines.

Parenting plan terms should provide stability for the kids

Trying to help your child adjust to having their parents split up is difficult. You have to think carefully about what your kids can handle right now. They are probably dealing with a lot of emotions now. These might be more intense than what you realize because children, especially young ones, might have trouble expressing these.

What is a primary caretaker?

When determining who gets custody of the children, the role of the primary caretaker may factor in. Sometimes, this person gets preference over the other parent, seeing as how they have been more involved with the children before the divorce. While both parents often do still get access to the children, the court understands that it may be in the children's best interests to still get the same level of care they have grown accustomed to.

Tips for creating a healthy parenting relationship

Your children have grown up knowing only what it is like to have their parents in a relationship. If things don't work out and you end the marriage, you might find that the kids have trouble handling this major change. It is easy to understand why, but it can be more difficult to find ways to help them adjust.

Is your child support or custody plan no longer feasible?

When you divorce and a court issues an order regarding child custody and support, you and your ex are legally obligated to adhere to its terms. If you are paying child support, you are responsible for making every payment on time as well as adhering to the rest of the terms the court issued in your co-parenting plan. Does this mean, however, that everything is set in stone and you can never change the way you do things?