A parent's greatest fear in the wake of a divorce can be losing time and a quality relationship with their children. And unfortunately, divorce can adversely impact a parent-child relationship, especially if one parent engages in parental alienation.
Many people are eager to get to a new year and put 2018 behind them. This could certainly be the case if this was the year you got divorced.
Child custody orders are critical tools for parents who are not in an intact family, and securing a fair order should be a top priority when parents separate. While people might expect the courts to design these orders, oftentimes, it is the parents who do so through mediation or collaboration.
Parents with a custody or visitation agreement must comply with these orders. They are put in place by courts and are supposed to keep children safe.
When parents separate or divorce, the relationship may not end overnight. There can be a transition period where spouses attempt to reconcile or live separately in the same home. This may be ideal for two parents who want to spend as much time as possible with their children, but what happens when the reconciliation efforts fail?
In a matter of weeks, kids across Pennsylvania will be back in school. If you are a parent, this can mean soaking in the last weeks of summer vacation with your kids and doing some back-to-school shopping.
Co-parenting or sharing custody of your child with another parent is undoubtedly a challenge. Just when you seem to get into a stable routine, something changes and shakes everything up.
Summer vacation is typically synonymous with relaxing, slowing down and enjoying more time as a family. However, as relaxing as we might want summer to be, it often takes some work to make it so -- especially if you are a parent who shares custody of your children.
Sharing custody of your child with his or her other parent is not an easy situation, particularly if you do not like or trust that person. You might spend much of your time worrying if your child is happy and safe, and you can become understandably upset if your ex is not complying with your custody order.
Child custody is not a new issue facing Pennsylvania parents. For decades now, it has been increasingly common for parents to split time with their children after divorce or separation.