For many divorced parents, the roughest adjustment that they have to make is not being with their children as much as usual. While shared parenting is becoming more of a norm, there are still many parents whose work schedules and lives make 50-50 parenting plans unattainable.
Joint custody often sounds like a nightmare to divorcing parents. The idea of working together with your ex-spouse on anything, let alone the kids, can sound just about impossible.
Teenagers are complicated people. Parents are often troubled by the sudden changes their children experience when they hit their teenage years -- particularly when a child that was once very agreeable suddenly asserts his or her independence by disagreeing with just about everything, including the visitation schedule he or she has been following for years.
A lot of people in the nation are struggling with drug addiction -- and parents aren't immune to the problem. The problem can be bad enough when only one parent suffers from an addiction. When both parents are addicted, however, other family members can be forced to seek custody of the minor children.
Even though religious freedom is a cherished constitutional right, disputes between parents over religion can put the issue into play when it comes to a custody fight.
Child custody laws in Texas are a little different than in many other states. If you're approaching a divorce and you have children, it's helpful to understand the language -- and the law -- before you go into court.