Tips for Working Through Time Sharing and Child Visitation Challenges

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Time-sharing and post-divorce family living isn’t as easy as it looks on paper. Once you and your ex-spouse complete the process of divorce and separate households, you may see and welcome this as a ‘fresh start’. However your children may experience a longer post-divorce  adjustment period and they may continue to feel a roller coaster of emotions as a result of  the change.

When this happens, even the most amicable of co-parenting arrangements can prove stressful.

Many, if not most, children have a difficult time comprehending and adapting to new life circumstances. Different living arrangements and unknown things, places and people can be unsettling to a child. There may be a new step-parent or partner in one (or both) households, the change in neighborhood and daily routine can lead a child to withdraw, throw tantrums, cry and act out in anger without cause. In essence, kids frequently respond to post-divorce change with feelings rather than reason. read more

5 Tips for Co-Parenting During Summer Break and Vacations

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It’s that time of year again!  Summer time offers children a special time to look forward to fun, outdoor activities and freedom from school duties. While all that typically comes with summer break for kids, for post-divorce parents, it can be a challenging time.

What is typical in many co-parenting arrangements, children are with one parent or the other for longer periods of time over the summer than during the school year.

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In summer time, regular schedules and habits change. It’s this change up in routine and scheduled parent time that can produces anxiety for children and concern for parents. read more

Limiting Child Visitation Rights aka Timesharing Rights

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As a divorced parent, you may find co-parenting and visitation rights to be one of the hardest challenges you will face post-divorce.

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In the best of cases, an agreement on a cohesive parenting plan allows both parents to work together to raise children in a healthy and loving manner.  Unfortunately, not every scenario works out so easily, and the child’s welfare is the Family Law Court’s primary concern with all custody and visitation matters.

Parents and relatives may be denied visitation rights for the following reasons: read more