If you have not seen your child in some time, or do not get to visit as often as you would like, it can be difficult to resume an active role in his or her life, especially if the other parent has not been supportive. Despite the obstacles ahead, doing so is undoubtedly a worthwhile pursuit, but it is important to be prepared for potential difficulties.
Having a child with your spouse ushers in a new phase of your lives. It will be filled with love and growth as you learn to care for your family’s new addition, but for many parents, it also precedes new stress and contention. While friends congratulate you on your new arrival, you may find that your marriage is struggling under the pressure of expectations and parenthood. Needless to say, you are not alone.
Not every child custody arrangement is meant to stay the same forever. While some orders may remain consistent until children become adults, this does not make sense in certain situations. A custody decision may become untenable once your life changes or your children become older.