As a father, you want to see your kids as much as possible. If getting as much visitation time as possible is one of your main goals during your divorce, it is important to follow some important steps. You may encounter some obstacles as you attempt to win a custody battle.
No matter how you look at it, divorce is not a fun event to go through. It is hard on the parents, the kids and even the pets. Switching from one home to two is often difficult for children, and they may have a serious adjustment period. As their parents, you want what is best for them, but the reality is that they are going to be splitting their time between two homes. To make it a little easier on them to accept their new normal, there are a few tips to help them adjust.
All parents want their children to be happy. The largest stressor for most parents in Texas in contemplating whether or not to end a marriage in which the parent is no longer happy is often the question of how it will impact the children. Divorce is never entirely easy for either spouse or for the children. Further, child custody is often the most contentious aspect of many Texas divorces. But a divorce does not have to be ugly, and does not have to mean children that will grow up to be unhappy.
In many Houston divorces, working out the specifics regarding the care of any children a divorcing couple may have is often the most contentious aspect of a split. Child custody and visitation needs to be decided upon in the best interest of the child. Many parents in Texas that divorce choose to co-parent so that children may have a meaningful relationship with both of their parents, just like any other child.
Regardless of if a divorce is recent or has been finalized for years, there are some exes in Houston that will never get along and never want to get along. The holidays can be a difficult time when exes have to negotiate sharing the children.
We have reiterated time and time again throughout this blog exactly how difficult child custody can be in Texas. Some couples can split amicably and there are no subsequent problems in collaborating on an agreement for child custody and visitation. However, for others in Texas, child custody it is an entirely different story, and often the most contentious aspect of a couple's split. For some, even thinking about an ex feels excruciating, much less seeing them to exchange the child for visitation rights.
Not even being a star NBA player with money in the bank can save someone from the drama of family law disputes. Star athlete Dwayne Wade is in the midst of a continued fight with his ex regarding child custody and visitation rights.
Technology has radically changed the way we communicate. Internet-based communication technologies such as Skype, Facebook and email are even changing the way the law treats child visitation.
Former model and current "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi might not be as accustomed to the competition the challengers face on the hit Bravo show, but it sounds like the time for her to fight has come. Rather than fighting for the title of "Top Chef," however, Lakshmi is in the fight for the title of primary parent.
The decisions made in family law are often complex and difficult. You are deciding the future path of your family and likely creating your vision of what your life will be from scratch. That's not an easy task. But at least those decisions are somewhat in your control, and maybe you even initiated the divorce.